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Dive Review of Tufi Dive in
Papua New Guinea/Oro Province, Tufi

February, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Kriss Kirchhoff, ID, US (2 reports)
"Tufi Resort is fantastic"
Report Number 8140
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Raja Ampat, Manado, Bunaken, Lembeh, Sipadan, Yap, Palau, Truk Lagoon,
Fiji, Philippines, Lissenung PNG, Similan Islands, Monterey CA, Kona,
Baltic Sea, Lake Michigan, Bonaire, Cozumel, Curacao, Aruba, Caymans, etc,
etc.
Closest Airport
Tufi
Getting There
Port Moresby

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
100   to 200    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive briefings ask divers to stay within standard recreational limits. 
Divers are instructed that if they choose to deviate they should follow
their computers.  Very comfortable, flexible diving.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
I'm not a hard core UWP but frequently dive with some of the best. This
resort lacks dedicated camera facilities beyond ample space in your room to
spread out your ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
Of all of the many places I've been, Tufi Dive Resort is among the top
three.  On my first dive I met the white hammerhead shark I'd heard of
before arriving.  I was skeptical but it's there and very cool.  I saw it
on a follow up dive to the same site.

I stayed at Tufi for 9 nights and dove 8 days.  I only repeated two dives
on my last day as I was offered my choice.  The coral on the Tufi area
reefs was the healthiest and most diverse I've seen.  And I'm a coral snob.
 The food chain on these reef's was correspondingly rich and intact with
abundant sharks and each trophic level well represented.  Billions, and
billions of fish, clouds, schools, swarms.  Deep clear blue water and
colorful life everywhere. Some of the pristine reefs I dove had not had
divers on them in a few years.  This,  ...
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