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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
 
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
 
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
 
Tawali Resort Full report   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
 
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
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Paradise Sport Full report LiveAboard Kimbe Bay   This is my second trip aboard this ship; the other one was January 2004 to Milne Bay (of which I submitted another report). This t... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
5/2005   Mario Mizrahi
500+ Dives
 
Paradise Sport Full report LiveAboard Milne Bay   Australian boat belonging to Mike Ball Diving Expeditions. This is the biggest liveaboard that I've ever known. The rooms are huge... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
1/2004   Mario Mizrahi
500+ Dives
 
Mike Ball, Paradise Sport Full report   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
 
FeBrina/ Walindi Resort Full report LiveAboard New Britain   Got a discount fare on Qantas with connections through Brisbane from Los Angeles. All flights on time but lots of trouble with wei... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Mary Wicksten
1000+ Dives
 
MV Golden Dawn Full report LiveAboard Eastern Fields   This was our 48th Liveaboard trip and was the best. The boat was comfortable(max 10 divers). The crew outstanding(would give Ocea... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2007   Matt & Ellen Tate
1000+ Dives
 
MV FeBrina Live aboard Full report LiveAboard MV FeBrina Live aboard   "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
3 stars  
6/2015   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
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
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   New Britain   "Thee 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
1Helpful 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
Febrina Full report LiveAboard Kimbe, Witu, Fathers Reefs   "Great Crew, Awesome Diving, Smallish Boat"
GREAT CREW, AWESOME DIVING, ADEQUATE BOAT Probably the most challenging part of this trip was just getting to Hoskins on New Br... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2018   Michael J. Millet
1000+ Dives
2Helpful 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
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
 
Tawali Full report   Milne Bay   The Tawali resort is located at the far Eastern end of the North Milne Bay peninsula. It is reached by flying from Port Moresby to... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2011   Michael J. Millet
<100 Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
Lissenung Island Resort   New Ireland   "Basic resort with incredible diving"
This resort is NOT the Ritz Cartlton, but has simple cabins, screen enclosed with 24 hour electricity and ceiling fans. It can ge... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
10/2023   Michael N. Hofman
1000+ 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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Tufi Dive Full report   Oro Province   Papua New Guinea had been on our wish list for quite some time and my wife and I were looking for a land- based operation rather th... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2010   Mr. Dave Mintz
500+ Dives
 
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
 
Loloata Full report   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
 
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
 
Walindi Plantation Resort/ M/V Febrina Full report LiveAboard North coast of New Briton   Trip report - PNG- 6 - December. 2010 I recently returned from my sixth trip to Paupa New Guinea aboard the live- aboard M/ V FeBr... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
12/2010   Paula Bentley
250+ Dives
 
Hughes Star Dancer/Walindi Full report   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
 
Tawali Full report   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
 
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
 
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/ Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard New Britain   Boat recently refurbished. Not a complete dry dock, but all mechanicals in good shape and cosmetically nice as well. Food decent... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2009   Reuben Cahn
1000+ Dives
 
Walindi Plantation Resort Full report   Kimbe Bay, New Britain   Accomodations: The bungalow was large with a separate bedroom with queen sized bed and an outer room with two twin beds and a sm... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2009   Reuben Cahn
1000+ Dives
 
Tawali Full report   Milne Bay   By far the best diving I’ve 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
 
Walindi Plantation Resort   Kimbe Bay   "Walindi Resport on New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea, has it down"
Walindi is one of a handful of SCUBA- focused resorts in PNG (others include Tufi, on the “mainland” of PNG, and Tawali in Milne Ba... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
5/2023   Rick Morgan
500+ Dives
 
MV Oceania   Kimbe Bay   "Excellent 10-days on Oceania Liveaboard across Kimbe Bay, PNG"
Really, very few surprises. Travel to PNG is challenging- - allow an extra day each way, or better yet, spend time diving at Walind... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2023   Rick Morgan
500+ Dives
Photos available 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Mike Ball Full report LiveAboard Milne Bay   Upon arrival at the local airport we were met by the dive staff and all of our gear (seems everyone else came in on the same fligh... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2006   Ron & Cyndi Ablazey
500+ Dives
 
Tawali Resort Full report   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
 
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
 
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
 
Peter Hughes Diving/ Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard Kimbe, New Britain   After the 2008 SPUMS meeting, we were among a group of 9 passengers who embarked on a 9- day cruise on the Star Dancer, on which w... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2008   Sherwood & Judith Smith
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
 
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
Photos available 
Tawali Full report   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
 
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 Star Dancer Full report LiveAboard New Britan   The Star Dancer is the best of the three Peter Hughes boats that I have taken my groups aboard. It is spacious with relatively la... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Terry Gee
1000+ 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
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
MV Golden Dawn Full report LiveAboard Eastern fields   This was a fantastic bucket list trip to absolutely amazing reefs and fish. Captain Craig and crew were fantastic. Our group of ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2014   Tim wright
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
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
 
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