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Dive Review of Lissenung Island Resort in
Papua New Guinea

Lissenung Island Resort: "Great resort and phenomenal diving", Jun, 2018,

by Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters, TN, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10331 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Fiji, French Polynesia, Cozumel, Belize, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, other Caribbean locations, Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands, PNG
Closest Airport Kavieng Getting There Port Moresby to Kavieng (through Rabaul)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No camera table at the dive shop, but you have a nice big desk in your room. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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
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Comments 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 the diving there was great, but this was even a notch better!

From the efficient pick up at the airport, transport by tinnie to the island, to easy check-in and orientation on the island - everything was so smooth the entire week we were there. For most of the week, we were the only ones diving, so we left when we wanted, and dove the sites they recommended (or by the end of the week, the ones we preferred). Dive sites were at least 20 m ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Renee Rossin OR, US at Jun 28, 2018 12:01 EST  
What airline route can we take from the USA to get there?
By report author: Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters in TN, US at Jun 28, 2018 17:04 EST  
Renee, your best bet is to contact Dietmar. He's well traveled and can give you good advice. We were already in the South Pacific on an extended trip, so we just made our way to Port Moresby from the Solomons. My guess for you might be LAX or SFO to Sydney then PNG.
By Gregory Brucein CA, US at Jun 28, 2018 17:52 EST  
Nice report! What was the overall cost of your stay there, accommodations, meals and diving? THX
By report author: Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters in TN, US at Jun 29, 2018 18:35 EST  
We paid about $3800 for two us to stay 8 nights (meals included), 6 days of 2 tank dives (plus one extra afternoon dive for my husband), roundtrip boat transfer to airport, recompression chamber fees, and tips.
By Gregory Brucein CA, US at Jun 29, 2018 18:59 EST  
Thanks- That is a great deal. I was unable to access their website.
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