Liveaboard Diving in Papua New Guinea

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!

Papua 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 liveaboards: 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.

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