Located in the Coral Triangle, the center of the Asia-Pacific region, Papua New Guinea is said to have the highest array of tropical fish and corals in the world! Divers enjoy a huge diversity of dive sites, including barrier reefs, coral walls (drop off), and coral gardens, patch reefs, fringing reefs, sea grass beds, coral atolls, and wreck dive sites. With 10,000 miles of coastline and 20,000 sq miles of reef systems, divers can enjoy minimal contact with other dive groups.
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DIVE SEASONS: Diving is possible year-round with optimal seasons of April – June and September–December.
WATER TEMPERATURES: Consistent 79°F along the edge of the Coral Sea and up to 87°F in the Bismarck Sea.
TOPSIDE CLIMATE: Coastal regions experience a tropical climate year-round. Temperatures on the coast may vary between 75°F – 85°F. If venturing to the Highlands prepare for mid 60oF during the day with cooler evenings. Dry season is May – November.
VISIBILITY: Dependent on area, expect anywhere from 50 – 150 Feet.
SUIT: 3mm suits are available to hire from any dive operator.
LUGGAGE: For domestic flights within PNG, standard luggage allowance is 35lbs. Divers are often able to enjoy an additional 33lbs if traveling with dive gear. Consult your airline before departure on specific restrictions for your flight.
WHERE TO DIVE: CHOOSE YOUR ENVIRONMENT
WALINDI: Walindi Plantation Resort nestles on the shores of Kimbe Bay.
Types of diving: Coral reef diving, Sea mount / Pinnacle diving, Macro, Pelagic, Home to 76% of the world’s coral species.
TUFI: Tufi Resort is another incredible offering with a wide variety of diving experiences including diving the fjords to unchartered reefs and WWII wrecks.
Types of diving: Stunning offshore reefs and vibrant inshore fjords, Seamounts, Coral Walls, Macro, Pelagic, and Wrecks.
TAWALI: The diving from Tawali Resort is both amazing and convenient with the best diving of Milne Bay just minutes away.
Types of diving: Macro, Muck diving, and Coral Reef Diving. Muck diving was born in Milne Bay!
RAPOPO & KOKOPO: For more uncrowded, pristine, world class diving, explore the remote islands and check out Kokopo Beach Bungalow Resort (Rabaul-Kokopo Dive) and Rapopo Plantation Resort near Rabaul.
Types of diving: Wreck Dives predominantly WW2 wrecks; Wall Dives; Reef Dives; Drift Dives; Shark Dives; Remote Dives; Night Dives; Pelagic; Muck; Dive and accredited EFR Courses, Introductory Dive.
LISSENUNG: Lissenung Island Resort has it all: Pelagic fish action, currents, wall and muck diving, wrecks and beautiful reefs. Free shore diving on our house reef with morning boat dives!
Types of diving: Very varied diving – wall, muck, wreck, pelagic, coral gardens, but probably most known for pelagic.
MADANG: Most well-known for its visibility, Madang has some of the most rare species of marine creatures as well as active corals, barracuda, more than 20 unique dive sites minutes from Madang Resort, and WW2 wrecks.
Types of diving: Wreck diving, Wall diving, Coral gardens.