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Dive Review of tawali resort in
Papua New Guinea/milne bay

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by kate mitchell, pa, usa
Report Number 3922
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
indonesia,bornea,red sea, hawaii palau,yap,galapagos,GBR,cabo,
caribbean,bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
for most of my trip i was the only diver. what a thrill! i got to choose
whichever site i prefered.lots of incredible macro.some shallow macro dives
were for 75 mins.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
there was no functional rinse tank on the dock. small tanga's had a camera
table. staff handled my camera with care, even, covering it with a towel
while we were motoring.
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
the worst part of the trip was the flight to/from port moresby to milne
bay. air nuigini has a deserved bad rep. allow extra time for unexpected
cancellations,etc.. tawali was incredibly beautiful and relaxing. fun van
ride to/from the airport to resort. (2hrs though) the sunset mandarin fish
dive off dock was outstanding. i wish i'd "done" that dive every
evening.extremely friendly staff made me welcome and comfortable. no bugs
when i was there, except, when i went on the cave excursion and the red
ants were biting on the beach where the natives had set up some local
shopping.only choppy water was when we went to outer reef. strong current
there, too, but it was worth the effort!
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