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Papua New Guinea Liveaboards

Papua New Guinea is a lost world surrounded by stunning blue seas, where only a liveaboard holiday can deliver that 'trip of a lifetime' scuba diving holiday. This really is frontier scuba diving at its very best and filled with nerve tingling encounters underwater. Step aboard our Papua liveaboard and leave the mundane behind you and explore one of the least dived corners of the globe. Between dives go ashore and meet some of the local tribes, peoples who have little contact with the outside world. Wake up each morning on a new dive site with virgin reefs - diving perfection is just a giant stride away.

You can find just about every kind of fish in Papua New Guinea. It is the point at which 3 seas converge, carrying with them nutrient laden waters from the deep, which in turn lures in fish of all sizes. Manta and reef sharks are regularly seen and behind them dog tooth tuna and barracuda spiral in the blue. Great big gorgonians and whip corals stand firm in the currents and provide a home to the smaller critters on the reef. Garden eels, fusiliers and trevallies cloud the water. Look closely and you can find octopus, mandarin fish and all manner of nudibranch. Due to its strategic location, there are also several Second World War wrecks which can be on the itinerary, including planes! The scenery is breath taking and untouched which makes Papua New Guinea a must see destination for all divers.

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£3895 inc. flights*
    

Great vessel, great guides, great diving. I can say with all confidence that this is the most enjoyable liveaboard Ive ever done.

Febrina

Febrina

MV Febrina explores Papua New Guinea's remote Kimbe Bay and beyond on the diving holiday of a lifetime. This beautiful liveaboard is stamped with all of those luxurious touches that make this dream trip reality....read more here

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.

Diving Highlights

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
  • Manta
  • Barracuda, tuna & trevally schools
  • Garden eels
  • Cuttlefish

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.

Signature Itinerary

Signature Itinerary

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 here

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