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Walindi Plantation Resort   New Britain   "A difficult place to reach and get out of"
I’ve been diving since 1983. In that time I’ve got 1500 dives and countless trips under my belt. This one was without a doubt the ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2023   John Morgan
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
Walindi Plantation Resort   Bismarck Sea, New Britain isle   "A great resort for divers"
We’ve talked for years about staying at Walendi Plantation, but the lengthy travel always discouraged the trip. This year, the v... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2022   Steven Moore
500+ Dives
3Helpful 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
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   Kimbe Bay   "Land-Based Diving in Kimbe Bay"
We liked Walindi very much. Staff is friendly, food tasty and plentiful. The rooms were large and bed comfortable. Note, there ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2018   Brian Morrow
500+ Dives
 
MV FeBrina Full report LiveAboard New Britain Island   "FeBrina, Lots of Positives in Spite of a Unique Set of Circumstances "
Almost since I got certified 25 years ago I have read/ heard about the MV FeBrina; its captain, Alan Raabe; and the diving in PNG. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2018   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   New Britain Island   "Walindi Plantation Resort - Still unspoiled"
Walindi Plantation Resort on the shores of Kimbe Bay is another of those iconic dive destinations that had been on my bucket list ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2018   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Kabaira Dive Rabaul/ Rapopo Full report   East New Britain   "Kabaira Dive Rabaul"
East New Britain has nowhere near the reputation that Walindi and West New Britain possesses. I have not experienced Walindi yet, ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
9/2016   Michael O'Reilly
1000+ Dives
 
Lissenung Island Resort Full report   Kavieng   "Great small and personal Lissenung PNG"
Lissenung is simply brilliant. Never mind no hot water showers this is a true ECO resort. The house reef is superb with a school o... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2016   hunter smith
1000+ Dives
 
Lissenung Island Resort Full report   Kavieng   "Great small and personal Lissenung PNG"
Lissenung is simply brilliant. Never mind no hot water showers this is a true ECO resort. The house reef is superb with a school o... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2016   hunter smith
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lissenung Full report   Kavieng, New Ireland Province   "Lissenung PNG the greatest little island resort"
Lissenung Diving Resort Dive Log small resort of the year for the past three years as voted by divers. Text and photography by H... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2016   hunter smith
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
Walindi Plantation Resort/ Febrina Full report   Febrina-signature itinerary   The staff is the best part of the boat. At any time, they would go out of their way to meet your requests, and we did have some d... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2013   NEAL RAKOV
500+ Dives
 
Dancer Fleet/ Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard Milne Bay   Bottom line at the top - Area great, boat and operator just OK. It's a long and expensive trip to get to the boat, which leaves f... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
10/2011   Michael Judd
500+ 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
 
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
 
Febrina Full report LiveAboard Kimbe Bay to Kaviang   Bad is PNG and Air Nuguini. Air fares are high. Flights get cancelled. Just go with the flow you eventually get where you want to ... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2011   Jerry L Tuttle
1000+ Dives
 
Lissenung Island Resort Full report   Kavieng, New Ireland   The Lissenung website is accurate, and contains a good map of the dive sites. See [. . . ] . Ange and Dietmar are friendl... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2009   Bill DuBois
100+ Dives
 
Golden Dawn Full report LiveAboard eastern fields, ashmore, boot   Air Niuginni runs on island time. Make sure you have an adequate layover if returning to the states via Fiji. No problems with bag... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Roberta Beals
250+ Dives
 
Peter Hughes Dive/ Star Dance Full report   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   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   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
 
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 Golden Dawn Full report   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
 
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
 
Telita Full report LiveAboard Milne Bay, Kimbe Bay   We were originally scheduled for 10 days on the Telita on a repositioning cruise from Alotau in Milne Bay to Tufi. We had so much ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2007   Jennifer Meriwether
250+ 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
 
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions/ Paradise Sport Full report LiveAboard Milne Bay   This leg of our adventure didn't start out well because AirNuigini sold our seats while we were clearing PNG Immigration! Our con... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
12/2006   Janet & Bob Czapski
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report   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   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
 
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
 
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
 
Tufi Full report   Oro Province   Flying into Tufi is half the fun. The view of the area from the air is awesome- especially if you’ve been pining away for th... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2006   Lori Brown, Chris Green
250+ 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
 
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
 
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
 
Loloata Island Resort Full report   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
 
Lissenung Island Resort Full report   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
 
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
 
FeBrina Full report LiveAboard Kimbe Bay, Witu, Fathers Reef   "Widespread Dead and Dying Reef"
In general, the reefs were devastated and there were very few fish (big schools of barracuda being the exception). It was shocking... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2018   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
9Helpful vote(s) received
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   Kimbe Bay   "Walindi"
This my 2nd trip to Kimby bay [1st - Fe Brina 2009], 1st to Walindi. A little bit of an adventure getting here, but the facility ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
5/2018   Tim Moore
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   Kimbe Bay   "For The Price It's Not Good Value Unfortunately"
We arrived at Walindi, at Kimbe Bay, PNG after an approximate one hour drive from the airport during the early evening. The roads ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2018   Charles McLean
1000+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
La Fabrina Full report LiveAboard New Britain   "La Fabrina from Papua New Guinea"
Had thought that PNG was the Mecca of the dive community. DMs were very good but kept showing us the same fish or nudi that we ha... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
10/2016   Anne Warburton
500+ Dives
 
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
 
Peter Hughes -- Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard Milne Bay   This boat should not be operating at all. On this trip there were six crew for 11 passengers (cook, steward, night watchman, engi... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
8/2012   Maria Chapman
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
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
 
Tawali and Tufi Resorts Full report   Milne Bay   Trip Report Tawali…PNG…(part 1 due to space constraints) PNG: TAWALI: Tawali sells itself as a first class resort. It has ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Donna Lavoie
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 New Guinea Full report   Milne Bay   Good: Some of the crew, Angie, Junior, Bali, the cook and housekeeping staff were outstanding. Angie was on loan, however, so he... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
4/2009   Ann McGrath
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
 
Peter Hughes Diving/ Walindi Plantation Full report LiveAboard Kimbe Bay   If I had known what I know now I never would have gone on this trip. We gone on many Peter Hughes liveaboards before and this tri... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
7/2004   Alisa Kling
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
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   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
 
MV Oceania   milne bay   "An alternative live aboard in PNG"
This trip was organized by a group who we've traveled with before, but no one had been on the Oceania before. The owner, cruise d... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
2/2023   Michael N. Hofman
1000+ Dives
 
Lissenung Island Resort/ [Lissenung Island Resort Full report   Lissenung Island   "Small Rustic Resort with Limited Dive Sites"
Lissenung Island Resort is very small & rustic with only 8 rooms. . . 4 have a private bathroom, no ac on the tiny island, ceiling fans... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2019   Gail M King
1000+ Dives
 
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