Where to Go Diving in Papua New Guinea

One of the wonderful things about Papua New Guinea is the variety of diving areas. It is a vast country and you could easily spend months just diving here; the offshore reefs of Tufi, the sharks of New Ireland, macro in Milne Bay and pristine reefs at Walindi to name but a few make for a very special diving trip. Add in lots to explore on land both in terms of culture and wildlife and you can see why we are such big fans of Papua New Guinea.

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Milne Bay

Australasia & Pacific Islands > Papua New Guinea

Milne Bay is where diving started in Papua New Guinea. It is home to world-class reefs, macro and muck diving and is a highlight of any diving trip to Papua New Guinea. Read more

New Britain

Australasia & Pacific Islands > Papua New Guinea

Within the coral triangle, the centre of marine biodiversity which has the highest diversity of tropical fish and coral in the world, are the waters of New Britain. Diverse and colourful corals are home to a variety of marine creatures including fish, crustaceans and invertebrates. Read more

New Ireland

Australasia & Pacific Islands > Papua New Guinea

These waters are famed for the current and big pelagics that come with it. The place used to be overrun with sharks but dubious finning practices have reduced numbers significantly. However, since this practice was stopped, the sharks have been returning and on some dives it is now not uncommon... Read more


Australasia & Pacific Islands > Papua New Guinea

Tufi is home to stunning offshore reefs (where you may find an albino hammerhead) and wonderful cultural activities. It should be near the top of any Papua New Guinea dive itinerary. Read more

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