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Tufi Dive Resort Full report N   Tufi   Diving and the cultural opportunities were equally wonderful. Diving focused on walls and bommies; Cyclone and Veale's were ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2006   Don Lipmanson
<100 Dives
 
Tufi Dive N   Tufi Province   "Exciting guided land tours with diving is as good as it gets."
Tufi offers innumerable small critters like nudibranchs, thorny oysters, pipefish, waspfish, and crabs as well as larger fish incl... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2015   Roger D Roth
1000+ Dives
 
Tufi Dive N   Tufi, Oro Province   "Diving in the fiords"
Tufi in the northeast is a beautiful location with hills rolling down to (non- glacial) fiords that provide sheltered diving on cor... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
11/2014   Robert M. Jackson
1000+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report N   Walindi   Getting there: From San Francisco took 2 days, with an overnight in Brisbane, then connected through Port Moresby to Hoskins, the... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2011   David Dornbusch
250+ Dives
 
Peter Huges/ Star Dancer Full report Y   Walindi   This boat is a bit tired and on this 10 day trip there was no dive master and no first mate causing some concern on my part. The c... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Ron Dion
1000+ Dives
 
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Febrina Full report Y   Walindi to Rabual   This was the second trip to PNG for my mother and myself, organized by Uncommon Adventures in Southern CA (who organized prior tri... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2007   Jeffrey M Gerstein
100+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort N   West New Britain Island   "PNG Honeymoon"
Walindi Plantation Resort was founded by Max and Cecilie Benjamin. Max first traveled to PNG with the Australian Department of Agr... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2014   Eric Eckes
1000+ Dives
 
MV Golden Dawn Full report Y   Wewak to Madang   Excellent trip, worth the expense and travel hassle to go to PNG (and that's saying quite a bit). Besides the 3 in my group there ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2005   Clinton Bauder
1000+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort/ Febrina Full report N   witu and fathers   In the nutshell, I wished I'd not waited so long to try diving in PNG. First, enjoyed a couple of days at Walindi then 10 nig... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2012   gloria freund
500+ Dives
 
FeBrina Y   Witu Islands, Fathers Reef   "FeBrina Signature Itinerary"
This was probably the favorite liveaboard trip I have every been on. The FeBrina is an older ship but well laid out with little w... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
MV Golden Dawn Full report Y   [Eastern Fields   In March of 2011, my adult daughter and I spent 10 days aboard the MV Golden Dawn, visiting the remote Eastern Fields of Papua New... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2011   Michael Emerson
500+ Dives
 
Mv Golden Dawn Full report N   [Eastern Fields   Unspoiled diving at its best. Pristine coral, tons of fish. Best I've seen. Going back in Nov. I type too slow for more details but if... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2006   Nick Southall
250+ Dives
 
Tawali N   [Milne Bay   "Tawali "
As noted the canceled Air Niugini flight more research about the limited muck diving sites at Tawali. We stayed at Tawali for ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2017   BOB HUCKABEE
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   [Milne Bay]   The Pleasure Sport is one of the nicest dive boats that I have been on and PNG has some of the best diving I've seen. Coral, spong... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2004   Ray Haberman
500+ Dives
 
Lissenung Island Resort N   [N/A]   "Great resort and phenomenal diving"
The quantity and diversity of the fish on all the sites just blew us away. We had just come from the Solomon Islands and thought ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2018   Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters
250+ Dives
 
Febrina Y   [N/A]   "A little bit of everything in a week"
A week aboard the iconic FeBrina should be on the menu of serious live aboard divers trips. While an older boat, it is comfortable... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2017   Eric Schindler
500+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Y   [N/A]   "Just what we were hoping for, healthy reefs, loads of fish & critters"
Our family of four adult divers were part of twelve Canadians and Americans on a nine night liveaboard on the Febrina. The owner, ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2015   Lydia S Segal MD
500+ Dives
 
loloata N   [N/A]   "Three venues in PNG"
Papua New Guinea Diving 2015 Write Up Loloata / Walindi / MV FeBrina This was my 2nd and/ or 4th time diving in these three are... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2015   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
Febrina Y   [N/A]   "Great revisit to Febrina Live-aboard and Walindi Plantation"
This was a second visit to Walindi and its partnered Febrina liveaboard. Arrived a couple days early to make sure of getting self ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2015   gloria freund
500+ Dives
 
MV Febrina Y   [N/A]   "Awesome return as good as ever aboard FeBrina."
Having dived from the FeBrina a number of times since the 90s with the reknowned Captain Alan Raabe, I was looking forward to fin... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2015   Roger D Roth
1000+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort N   [N/A]   "Exciting return to Walindi Plantation was as good as expected."
The staff at Walindi is as good as it has always been since I started visiting in the late 90s. The bungalos are very comforta... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2015   Roger D Roth
1000+ Dives
 
MV FeBrina/ Walindi Resort Y   [N/A]   There may be nothing bad to tell. I spent a couple of days on the Walindi Resort Day Boats prior to boarding the MV FeBrina for a ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2013   Marie Murray
100+ Dives
 
Tufi Dive Full report N   [N/A]   The acommodations were really nice for us. Others had rooms that were not so nice (bad smell and/ or poor drainage). Staff and food... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2011   Robert and Laura Mosqueda
500+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort/ MV Febrina Full report Y   [N/A]   Spectacular reefs with incredible density of colorful fish. Vibrant, healthy coral. We rarely saw another boat and it was fun to h... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2011   Robert and Laura Mosqueda
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes -- Star Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   This trip on the Stardancer was a mixture of negative and positive experiences, unfortunately mostly the former. At the captain's ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2011   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes -- Star Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   Peter Hughes just moved boat to Milne Bay. The itinerary is best suited to photographers interested in small critters. Diving was ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2011   Kevin Feor
500+ Dives
 
Tufi Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Getting to TUFI: DASH 8 from Port Moresby to Alotau: A 20 something seater, no problem with this airline either. No food served. ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
6/2009   Donna Lavoie
500+ Dives
 
Spirit of Niugiui Full report Y   [N/A]   The boat was terrible. In need of a total refit. Roaches, poor or no A/ C, septic none functional, food ok but with the roaches que... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2007   Don Fisher
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Stardancer Full report Y   [N/A]   Only bad was the arduous travel time, (about 24 hours each way). Diving was about equally split between the Witu and Father's isla... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Don "Digger"Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes/ Star Dancer Full report N   [N/A]   This was our second trip on the Star Dancer. Our itineraries included the Kimbe Bay area and Witu Islands, and from Walindi to... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2007   Ji m Ferman
500+ Dives
 
Tawali/Spirit of Niugini Full report N   [N/A]   For my tastes the diving in Papua New Guinea is the best in the world. In PNG I have seen the healthiest reefs, the largest diver... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2007   Lee McEachern
1000+ Dives
 
Tawalli Diving Full report N   [N/A]   The management had changed at the resort shortly before I arrived, in fact the new dive manager had been on site only three days... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2007   Alan Olson
500+ Dives
 
Fabrina Full report Y   [N/A]   P. N. G. is a 1 to 2 days of travel time. watch your luggage weight. Traveled with Blue Horizion Dive shop out of Philadelphia P. A. N... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Kevin Feor
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Star Dancer Full report N   [N/A]   Just thought you might want to know what kind of non- support Peter Hughes gives to members of the U. S. military, especially in lig... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   reid culton
1000+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Full report Y   [N/A]   First, let me say I am not a writer. After a lifetime of diving th Caribbean and Central America, we decided to venture West or We... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2006   Terry Erhardt
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Stardancer Full report Y   [N/A]   The Good: Though I'm not a macro diver, I was impressed with both the variety and number of small critters we saw. On the first d... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Donald Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Loloata Island Full report N   [N/A]   This place is quite under- rated as a dive destination. Everything I'd read described it as a stopover or alternative to staying i... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2005   Jill Rain
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions Full report N   [N/A]   Embarked with some concerns based on negative Undercurrent review of earlier trip on Paradise Sport. Any concerns were complete... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2005   Larry Sandusky
100+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Full report Y   [N/A]   Let's get the bad out of the way first and fast. Getting to PNG is not easy, patience is the name of the game. If your willing t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   Darren Denyer
100+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Full report N   [N/A]   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. Co... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2004   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Star Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   We had a difficult time getting there. Connections were too many, and I would not recommend flying the Continetal Connections tha... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2004   Timothy Smith
100+ Dives
 
Star Dancer Full report Y   [N/A]   The diving was the best I've ever done. The corals were the healthiest I've ever seen, and the variety was outstanding, perhaps 2... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2003   Sean Bruner
250+ Dives
 
Loloata Island Resort Full report N   [N/A]   Lori Brown, Chris Green, and Justin Brown Green Loloata Island Resort, Papua New Guinea We stopped at Loloata on the first... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2003   Lori Brown
250+ Dives
 
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