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Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard Rabaul   We boarded the Star Dancer in Rabaul for the 8 day Rabaul to Rabaul itinerary. Rabaul is on the north- eastern tip of New Britain ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2006   Lori Brown, Chris Green
250+ Dives
 
Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard Rabual-Walindi   Great room, with large comfortable bed, adequate storage, and good private bathroom and shower. Good A/ C with a controllable therm... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
6/2002   Mike Toombs
1000+ Dives
 
Pindito Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   This trip was organized by Alan Markis through Dolphin Dive in Sacramento CA. It was advertised as "Whale watching and Muck Divin... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2012   Chuck Edson
250+ Dives
 
Pindito Full report LiveAboard Raja Ampat   This trip was organized by Alan Markis through Dolphin Dive in Sacramento CA. It was advertised as "Whale watching and Muck Divin... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2012   Chuck Edson
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Sorido Bay Resort Full report   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
 
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FeBrina Full report LiveAboard South Coast of New Britain   Can you actually see too many ghost pipefish? After 10 days on the FeBrina with Alan Raabe maybe the answer is indeed yes. We had... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2007   Nannette & Bill Van Antwerp
500+ Dives
 
Febrina Liveaboard Full report LiveAboard South Coast, New Britain   This is my fourth trip on the Febrina, but my first to their less dove "South Coast" itinerary scheduled only during January- March... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2008   Robert Goren
500+ Dives
 
The Conflict Islands Full report   The Conflict Islands   "Amazing diving in the Conflict Islands, PNG"
The diving around the Conflict Islands, Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea is AMAZING! Located in the pristine waters of T... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2019   Terry Smith
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
Tufi Dive/ Tufi Resort Full report   Tufi   "Ocean Reef or Fjord Diving---Your Choice"
This was an Island Dreams group trip led by Ken so everything was taken care of quickly if a problem arose. The resort was clean & ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2018   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Tufi Dive Full report   Tufi   "Nice Resort; Good Diving; Great Staff"
Spent 10 nights with 9 days of diving at the Tufi Resort. This resort can be a bit of a challenge to get to due to the rather limi... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2018   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
4Helpful vote(s) received
Tufi Dive Full report   Tufi   Getting there: From San Francisco took 2 days, with an overnight in Brisbane, then connecting through Port Moresby. First visite... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2011   David Dornbusch
250+ Dives
 
Tufi Dive Resort Full report   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 Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Tufi Dive Full report   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   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 LiveAboard 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
 
Febrina Full report LiveAboard 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
 
MV Oceania LiveAboard West N. Britain, n. ireland   "Better experience than previous trip but still be cautious"
This trip was better than the first, mainly because a) Dan toned it down a bit, b) the destination was better than before (even th... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
10/2023   Michael N. Hofman
1000+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
MV Golden Dawn Full report LiveAboard 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   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
1Helpful vote(s) received
FeBrina Full report LiveAboard 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
3Helpful vote(s) received
MV Golden Dawn Full report LiveAboard [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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Mv Golden Dawn Full report   [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 Full report   [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 LiveAboard [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 Full report       "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
2Helpful vote(s) received
Febrina Full report LiveAboard     "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report LiveAboard     "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
loloata Full report       "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 Full report LiveAboard     "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
1Helpful vote(s) received
MV Febrina Full report LiveAboard     "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 Full report       "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
2Helpful vote(s) received
MV FeBrina/ Walindi Resort Full report LiveAboard     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       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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard     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       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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard     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       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       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       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 LiveAboard     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       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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard     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       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       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 LiveAboard     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       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 LiveAboard     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 LiveAboard     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       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
 
Golden Dawn Full report LiveAboard [N/A]Coral Sea   I cannot imagine a more exciting, informative, relaxed and pleasant gastronomic fiesta! Have been on this boat three times. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2005   Jim Wick
250+ Dives
 
Scuba Spa Zen   [N/A]West Papua   "Top 3 or better of all the dive experiences I have had "
... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2023   Soren Hesner
250+ Dives
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