Comprising some 20,000 square miles of reef systems, liveaboard diving in Papua New Guinea is the best way to experience this wunder-country’s top sites, unless you have a thousand-odd years to hand!
New Guinea's diving accolades are obscene. Boasting both a
prime position in the Coral Triangle (aka the most biodiverse
marine region in the world) and world-class muck diving (so-called
because of the nutrient-rich volcanic sand - or 'mucky' - seabed
that harbours a wealth of marvellous macro creatures), the sheer
variety of marine environments is mind boggling. Whether you want
to dip your fins into one atoll or cruise across several, we know
the best liveaboards to suit your interests.
For a flavour of several provinces, we can arrange liveaboard
diving itineraries that cover Papua New Guinea's most diverse
marine environments, including Tufi's
unique fjords, WWII wrecks and even the Solomon Islands.
To truly immerse yourself in one province, New
Britain is a marvellous option. Located on the north side of
the island of New Britain, Kimbe Bay is skirted by a chain of
dormant volcanoes, with endless seamounts, coral reefs and islands
to explore. While some sites can be explored by day trip from
Walindi Plantation Resort, to access the remote outer reefs
around Witu Islands and Father's Reef (April to June and September
to November), and Rabaul (July), hop aboard one of Walindi's two
MV Fabrina and MV Oceana.
If you're with a non-diver, or simply want to combine land
adventures with diving, we know the liveaboards offering the best
of both worlds. Think: diving across New Britain, sailing across
the mysterious Sepik River, hiking volcanoes, witnessing tribal
traditions and so much more. There really is something for everyone
on a liveaboard diving holiday in Papua New Guinea.