Papua New Guinea liveaboard diving offers divers the exceptional chance to really get away from it all
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Papua New Guinea liveaboard diving offers divers the exceptional chance to really get away from it all, as you explore the stunning array of remote wrecks and reefs of this undersea paradise. PNG, as it is often known, is made up of more than 600 volcanic, jungle-clad islands and scattered coral-fringed atolls amid the crystal waters of The Coral Triangle. Famed as a marine biodiversity hotspot, this area of the western Pacific Ocean is home to six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, more than 2,000 species of colourful reef fish and an astounding number of vibrant corals. Don’t let old stories of head shrinking and cannibalism scare you away from the spectacular diving that PNG has to offer.
Sailing from Walindi, or Rabaul Harbor, some of our liveaboards will take you to the unique dive sites scattered around New Britain Island. Dive cruises along the northern coast take in some of the incredible dive sites of Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Father’s Reefs in search of tropical fish and tiny invertebrates in the coral gardens set among the black volcanic sand, or to swim with the likes of barracudas, and silvertip and grey reef sharks circling the sea mounts that dramatically rise almost to the surface out of the ocean depths. On most days you are likely to be the only divers around.
As the seasons change, and along with them the weather and diving conditions, some liveaboards relocate their dive tours to check out the ocean delights of the reefs that fringe the idyllic white sand beaches of New Britain’s southern coast, not to mention the possiblity of a dugong siting
The small town of Alotau, at the southeastern tip of mainland Papua New Guinea, is the jumping off point for our liveaboards to discover the huge variety of wonders of Milne Bay. World War II wrecks, coral-wrapped walls where the lucky are sometimes visited by Mantas, and muck diving for seahorses and bizarre critters, is enough to keep even the most seasoned diver happy for longer than your PNG trip lasts.