Dec. 4-12, 2023 Embark with us on an adventure to Fiji! We'll enjoy a week at the Koro Sun Resort diving, snorkeling, and immersing ourselves in the culture of this biodiverse island nation in the South Pacific.

In partnership with Seacology, the California Academy of Sciences invites you on an exclusive expedition to the island of Vanua Levu. For more than two decades, Seacology has worked with dozens of Fijian communities to protect vulnerable ecosystems, sustainably meet the needs of their people, and build resilience against increasingly severe tropical storms. Join us to see up-close how both the Academy and Seacology are making a difference in this beautiful country.

When: December 4-12, 2023 (8 nights)
Where: Vanua Levu, Fiji
Group: Max. 10 participants
Activity level: Moderate
Price: $2,310-$6,361 (based on party size and accommodation type)

Missed the Fiji info session? Watch a recording on YouTube.

Please make your $750 deposit by emailing our logistics partner at or by calling 1-800-794-9767 x309. 


Activities and accommodations

Discover everything Fiji has to offer, from picturesque coastlines to verdant rainforests. Experience its natural beauty and culture through diving, kayaking, snorkeling, and guided explorations, along with your hosts, Academy scientists Dr. Terry Gosliner and Dr. Meg Burke.

Your home base will be the Koro Sun Resort on the island of Vanua Levu. Situated on a 160-acre sanctuary, the resort is renowned for its lush rainforest setting, crystal-clear tropical waters, and gracious hospitality. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of room types at the time of booking. 


Meet the experts: Terry Gosliner, PhD

Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology and Geology Dr. Terry Gosliner’s lifelong passion for nudibranchs and the natural world has taken him to the depths of the Indo-Pacific Ocean and into classrooms and government offices across the globe. He is a passionate advocate for increasing protections for biodiversity hotspots and raising awareness about ocean sustainability.


Meet the experts: Meg Burke, PhD

After 23 years at the Academy, Dr. Burke retired in July 2021 as associate dean of science operations. Now a research associate and emeritus associate dean, she has participated in Philippine coral reef expeditions since 2006, helping with the biodiversity research and conservation work, and leading the Academy’s educational outreach and community engagement efforts.


Highlights and details

  • We’ll be spending eight nights at the Koro Sun Resort, where you’ll have the option to choose from a variety of activities.
  • The resort is located near some of Vanua Levu’s best dive sites, including the Namena Marine Reserve and Somosomo Straits.
  • There is an in-house dive operator who serves divers and snorkelers of all skill levels and offers expert diving instruction for those new to diving.
  • Enjoy complimentary group hikes through rainforest trails and roaring waterfalls, or cycle along the island’s mesmerizing coast.
  • For an additional fee, rent paddleboards and kayaks, or set out on a guided excursion to the town of Savusavu.
  • Visit the Nukubalavu village, longtime partners in Seacology’s conservation work, to learn more about this incredible partnership.

December 4: Transfer from airport to the Koro Sun Resort.

December 4-11: These days will be spent:

  • Enjoying meals at the Koro Sun Resort’s three restaurants, masterfully prepared using locally sourced ingredients.
  • Visiting the Nukubalavu village, who are longtime partners in Seacology’s conservation work.
  • Diving and/or snorkeling with an in-house dive operator, who offers expert instruction for those new to diving. You’ll be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of soft corals and schools of tropical fish. Paddleboards and kayaks are also available to rent.
  • Embarking on group hikes through rainforest trails to see roaring waterfalls.
  • Listening to daily presentations by Seacology and California Academy of Sciences staff.

December 12: Depart Koro Sun, transfer back to airport.

Pricing and what's included


  • Per Person (Double Occupancy) in Garden Bure: $2,410
    • Single Occupancy in Garden Bure: $3,648
  • Per Person (Double Occupancy) in 2 bedroom Garden Bure: $2,448
    • Single Occupancy in 2 bedroom Garden Bure: $3,724
  • Per Person (Double Occupancy) in Floating Bure: $3,366
    • Single Occupancy in Floating Bure: $5,561
  • Per Person (Double Occupancy) in Pool Bure: $3,994
    • Single Occupancy in Pool Bure: $6,716

The price of this trip includes:

  • eight nights of lodging
  • all meals with one drink at dinner per day
  • roundtrip airport transfers
  • Seacology project visit

The price of this trip does not include:

  • airfare
  • scuba diving expenses
  • tips
  • additional alcoholic beverages
  • non-complimentary resort activities
  • Diving equipment is a separate charge and varies from $471-$760 depending on number of days you’d like to dive

Seacology recommends that guests obtain travel insurance.

Save your spot! Please make your $750 deposit by September 13 by emailing our logistics partner at or by calling 1-800-794-9767 x309. Only a few spots remaining!