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Dive Review of Lissenung Island Resort in
Papua New Guinea/New Ireland

Lissenung Island Resort: "Fantastic diving at a uniquely personal dive resort", Jun, 2019,

by KW, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 11174.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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Lissenung Island Albatross Passage Albatross Passage Albatross Passage Baudisson Bay
Baudisson Bay Lissenung House Reef Nusa Blowhole Bottleshop, Kavieng Lissenung yahct wreck
Lissenung house reef Baudisson Bay

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We spent a couple of days at Nusa Island resort just across the channel from Kavieng (great food and accommodation, kayaking and snorkeling, but rather noisy at night due to proximity to Kavieng), before being picked up and taken to Lissenung island. On arrival the first question as we waded ashore on the small sandy beach was what we wanted for lunch, and from then on we found ourselves guests at what seemed more like the house of extremely generous friends (Dietmar and Ange), rather than an efficiently managed dive resort (which it is also). The island is very small, about 330 m across at the widest point, and surrounded by reef flat, then sloping reef, except for the small beach at the SW end. The cabins are spaced beneath the trees around the island, providing privacy and peace and quiet, and are well-designed, wi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Lissenung Island Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida, Belize, Panama (Coiba, Pearl Is), UK, Red Sea (Sharm), Myanmar, Sulawesi (Wakatobi), Philippines (Mindoro, Palawan), Solomons (Guadalcanal), New Zealand (Poor Knights)
Closest Airport Kavieng Getting There Air Niugini from Port Moresby-Kavieng, then 1 hr in small boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 89-89°F / 32-32°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-30 M / 33-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with a guide from boat, unguided shore dives (house reef). We stayed shallower than 70 ft by choice with dives mostly limited by air.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Fresh water tub at resort dive center for soaking camera post-dive, plenty of desk space and charging o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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