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Dive Review of Tawali in
Papua New Guinea/Milne Bay

Tawali, Oct, 2005,

by Ray Haberman, IL, USA (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 2146.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Yap, Truk, Palau, PNG, Australia, Wakatobi, Aruba, Bonaire, Bermuda, Nassau, Puerto Rico, Grand Turk, Saba, St Kitt's, St Eustatius, Costa, Rica, Roatan, Utila, St Vincent, Cozumel, Cancun
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your computer and bring up at least 100 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Setup on the big dive boat "Prowler" had ample room. Setup on the smaller boats was cramped.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The "Good" is the amount of things to photograph. On the first 3 dives I observed a rare Hairy Ghost Pipefish, two varieties of pigmy seahorses, leaf scorpionfish, a crocadile fish, all the normal reef fish and a promise that it would get better. The "Bad" would be the small dive boats. With 4 divers and a 3 man crew, they are crowded. Tawali is a new resort that is situated on the side of a hill overlooking a reef. There are many things for non divers to keep occupied with. This is another dive spot I would highly recommend.
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