Papua New Guinea is truly on the diving's last wildernesses with few divers venturing to these far flung shores. Yet the diving regularly ranks as some of the finest you could ever find. The coral reefs around Walinidi (where the boat is berthed) are mind boggling - this is arguably one of the co ...Read More
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There is little variation in temperatures in Papau New Guinea so you can dive here any time. Water temps vary between 28-30 degrees, matched by the air temperatures. Traditionally Jan-March are the wetter months, April-June are the peak season as are September- November. July to August experiences the coolest air temperature but are good for big fish.
The emphasis in Papua is on the big fish you can find with plenty of shark species, pelagic and schooling fish and turtles. That said, there is also substantial macro life and 2nd World War wrecks.
- Reef sharks
- Barracuda, tuna & trevally schools
- Garden eels
Top dive sites to visit: Banana Bommie, Obersvation Point, Giants at Home, Deacon's Reef, Dinah's Beach.
Scuba Travel Tips
Try to build a couple of nights on land into your itinerary to allow your self time to relax after the flight. Ensure your passport is valid for 6 months from your return date. Take along a few small items suitable for gifts as you will have a chance to go on land and meet some of the tribal locals that give permission to the boats to dive in their waters.
Fancy diving a veritable wilderness for your next liveaboard holiday where corals grow in abundance? Papua New Guinea really is one of the last frontiers for diving holidays. The northern coast of New Britain island is no exception. Here you will see thriving reef systems that support a bewilderi ...Read More
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