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Tawali Full report N   Alotau   It rained 7 of 10 days. One needs to be accepting of the adversities attendant to adventure to travel in PNG. Despite the we... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2008   Andy Kenley
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report N   Alotau   Umm, did I mention the hammerhead shark and the whaleshark? And several beautiful new nudis for my life list? Rooms were nice and... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2008   Debbie Husby
500+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Dive/ Star Dance Full report N   Kimbe Bay   The following is a list of safety and equipment failure we encountered: 1. Radar not functioning. 2. Depth finder not functionin... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
6/2008   Bill and Connie Ehler
1000+ Dives
 
TAWALI RESORT/ SAME Full report N   MILNE BAY   Tawali Resort is located on Milne Bay in PNG. It is literally carved out of the jungle and represents a minor miracle. The roo... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Gregg Gaylord
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Walindi/ Liamo Reef / Walindi Full report N   Kimbe Bay   The SPUMS meeting was held at the Liamo Reef Resort, rather than Walindi, because the conference room was the only one large enou... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
5/2008   Sherwood & Judith Smith
1000+ Dives
 
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Tawali Resort Full report N   Mili Bat]   This is a first class American owned resort. It is however, very dificult to get to. With no roads in or out. Handicapped divers ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Ron Dion
500+ Dives
 
tawali resort Full report N   milne bay   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 ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2007   kate mitchell
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report N   Milne Bay   We were a little concerned about travelling to Papua New Guinea, given what we had read about how dangerous Port Moresby is. We n... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2007   Stephanie Knott
250+ Dives
 
Walindi Full report N   Kimbe Bay   Walindi was the first resort of a two week PNG trip with Loloata immediately after. See the Loloata review for more on that. It ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2007   Gene Huff
500+ Dives
 
Loloata Full report N   Coral Sea / Port Moresby   This was the second week of a two week trip to PNG. The first week at Walindi is covered in a separate report. Loloata is about... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2007   Gene Huff
500+ Dives
 
MV Golden Dawn Full report N   Hermits & Ninigos   This was my 5th trip to PNG in a 20 year span; twice on Febrina, 3 times on Golden Dawn. I fear it may be my last. Had I not been... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2007   Diane Pogrant
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Resort Full report N   Milne Bay   Tawali Resort is situated on a peninsula, about 60 feet above sea level. The resort is comfortable and welcoming, with native wood... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   Fred Turoff
500+ 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
 
Loloata Full report N   Port Moresby   Loloata Resort on Bootless Bay in Papua New Guinea is located on a small island about 30 minutes by car then 15 minutes by boat fr... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2007   Nannette & Bill Van Antwerp
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report N   Milne Bay   By far the best diving Iíve ever done. By the second dive I had crossed off most of what I had on my wish list. Tawali offers an... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2007   Richard Whiting
100+ Dives
 
Tawali Resort Full report N   Milne Bay   Tawali Resort is set in a truly beautiful location in the jungle about an hours drive and 15 minute boat trip from Alotau airport. ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2006   Lydia Bezeruk
<100 Dives
 
CHERTAN Full report N   MILNE BAY   Best macro boat diving in the world!I have spent over six months on the Chertan in nine years and have never been disappointed, I... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2006   David McKowen
1000+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report N   Milne Bay Province   Tawali Resort is near the bottom tip of the North Coast of PNG near Alotau, the capital of Milne Bay. Alotau (Gurney Airfield) is... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2006   Lori Brown, Chris Green
250+ Dives
 
Walindi Full report N   Kimbe Bay   Walindi Resort is on a Palm Plantation in the West New Britain Province on Kimbe Bay about an hour ride from Hoskins Airport. Thi... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Lori Brown, Chris Green
250+ Dives
 
Mike Ball Diving Full report N   New Ireland, Kimbe Bay   Beautiful boat, The Paradise Sport. We were the last trip for this gorgeous boat due to financial and legal reasons. We, however... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   John Howison
250+ Dives
 
Tufi Full report N   Oro Province   Flying into Tufi is half the fun. The view of the area from the air is awesome- especially if youíve been pining away for th... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   Lori Brown, Chris Green
250+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report N   Milne Bay   Lovely upscale resort with excellent staff, great food and wonderfull views. Diving is good with 3 day dives and a night dive availa... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2006   David McKowen
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
Tawali Dive Resort Full report N   Milne Bay   A lovely resort, as attractive as the website and brochure suggest. Rooms are very comfortable, with great views; a pod of dophi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
4/2006   Don Lipmanson
<100 Dives
 
Mike Ball's Paradise Sport Full report N   Kimbe Bay   The Paradise sport was absolutely the best dive boat we've been on - the cabins, service, food, and diving make this a very specia... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Dorothy McDonald
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
 
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
 
Mike Ball, Paradise Sport Full report N   Milne Bay   The danger of diving in Papua New Guinea is coming to expect the amazing on every dive and around every bend of the reef. GET... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2005   Martin Heyn
1000+ Dives
 
Tawali Resort Full report N   Milne Bay   We stayed two weeks, celebrated Christmas with local villagers who sang carols in indigenous language, dove with co- owners Ronda a... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2005   Jeremy Cohen
1000+ Dives
 
Tawali Resort Full report N   Milne Bay Province   I had visited Tawali from the Chertan in 2002 when it was being constructed. The site was beautiful and the construction (about 3... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2005   James Jenkins
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report N   Milne Bay   The "Good" is the amount of things to photograph. On the first 3 dives I observed a rare Hairy Ghost Pipefish, two varieties of p... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2005   Ray Haberman
500+ Dives
 
Sorido Bay Resort Full report N   Raja Ampat   Most diving was from boat. I tried shore diving in front of my beach house that was about 50 feet from the front door. Tried beach... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2005   John A. Anderson
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
 
Hughes Star Dancer/Walindi Full report N   Kavieng-Kimbe Bay   PRELIMINARIES: Booked with Peter Hughes Diving in Miami. Michelle, Jeff first rate, professional. PREPARATIONS: Brought doubl... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2004   Peter J Maerz
250+ 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
 
MV Golden Dawn Full report N   Eastern Fields   This was my second trip to Papua New Guinea, and my first to the Eastern Fields/ Portlock Reefs on the MV Golden Dawn. The boat is ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2003   LeRoy Anderson
250+ Dives
 
Loloata Island Resort Full report N   Port Moresby   This was my second trip to Loloata Resort, Dik Knight has put this resort together as a much better option for overnighting in the... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   LeRoy Anderson
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
 
Lissenung Island Resort Full report N   Kavieng   Lori Brown, Chris Green, and Justin Brown Green Lissenung Island Resort, Kavieng, Papua New Guinea A small resort, a long w... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2003   Lori Brown
250+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report N   Hoskins   Lori Brown, Chris Green, and Justin Brown Green Walindi Plantation Resort We arrived at Hoskins Airport on an Air Niugini flig... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Lori Brown
250+ Dives
 
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