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Dive Review of Walindi Plantation in
Papua New Guinea

May, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Edward Leibowitz, NJ, USA
Report Number 1107
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
St Eustatius, Yap , Palua, Bonaire, Tortola, Fiji, Roatan]
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth Limits]  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
It took me two days of flying to get this resort. The best dive I did was
English Shoals. Saw two blacktip sharks on this dive. Corals are in
excellent shape as good as Fiji, and possibly better. Saw mostly smaller
fish. Excellent for macro. There is a type coral there that can penetrate
your wetsuit if you touch it. I personally felt the diving  in PNG was not
as good as Yap or Palau, considering the distance and cost to get there.
Dive operation was very well run.  Food was very good. However, you should
get to the buffet dinner as soon as it is served, since they put out all
the food at once and run out of it rather quickly. Lunch was served on the
boat after the second dive. Lunch generally consisted of the same food from
the previous evening's dinner. I enjoyed my week of diving at Walindi. Boat
trips were usually one hour to dive sites. Boat usually returned to resort
between 3PM and 4PM. My only complaint with the resort was the way they
bill you for supplemental charges incurred at the resort, i.e, drinks,
night dive,etc. If you use your credit card to pay for these charges a fee
is added so that the resort does not lose money on the exchange between PNG
Kina and US dollars. My supplemental bill came to $121. However my credit
card bill for these charges totaled $136. When I protested to the credit
card company they told me that I signed for this amount. My advice pay
supplemental charges in cash.
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