Admittedly it's not the easiest place to get you - you are
looking at about 20 hours flying time from the UK to Port Moresby -
but if there's any truth behind the maxim that all good things come
to those who wait, Papua New Guinea is pretty damn good.
For many people, the reason to travel here is the unspoilt and
world-class diving that lies off both mainland Papua New Guinea,
its island provinces and around the Solomon Islands. And it doesn't
disappoint. From the pristine
coral of Walindi and the big fish at Kavieng, to the offshore
reefs at Tufi and liveaboard
diving in the Solomon Sea, this area of the world really does
have it all from a diving perspective. And the best bit? There is
virtually no-one there.
But it's not just the diving in Papua New Guinea that
fascinates. Indeed, even if the main focus of the trip is to dive,
it would be a shame not to visit some of the inland areas of Papua
New Guinea to experience the culture and wildlife (particularly
birds) of the interior. It is quite simply incredibly diverse.
There are over 800 languages spoken and no two areas you visit will
be the same. From the Huli Wigmen of the Southern Highlands to the
Karawari People of Sepik, there is so much to explore here. The
interior of the country, known as the highlands, is a vast forested
region that was completely uncharted until as late as the 1930s and
it is pretty much as close as you can get to unspoilt travel in
this day and age.
We have extensively researched both the coastal areas and the
inland regions to find the very best accommodation, dive boats and
tours so we can create fantastic trips to these remote areas.
Whether it's the diving in Papua New Guinea, the culture or the
wildlife that appeals, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
really do have it all.