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Dive Review of Loloata Island Resort in
Papua New Guinea/Loloata Island

Loloata Island Resort: "Muck diving at Lion Island is exciting!", Mar, 2015,

by Roger D Roth, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8432 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The service at Loloata Island Resort is as good as it's always been. I've visited 3 times since the 90's and have never been disappointed. The yellow Rhinopias was one of my favorite finds and there are a couple of wrecks that are inundated with smalls like various species of pipefish, nudis, and shrimp. The MV Pai II should be visited for a night dive to see the school of flashlight fish.

There were 2 species of pygmy seahorses (at two different dive sites) that were easy to shoot and cuttlefish were abundant at many dive sites. This trip I spent a lot of time muck diving around Lion Island where I found pipehorses, Robust ghost pipefish, spider crabs, cuttlefish, different species of sea cucumbers, anemone shrimp, inimicus scorpionfish, flounders and soles, triggerfish, boxfish, puffers, various lionfish species, fangblennies, mantis shrimp and even an ornate Wobbegong.
Websites Loloata Island Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Lembeh Strait, Bunaken National Marine Park, Hawaii, Caribbean, Belize, Curacao, Bonaire, Mexico,
Closest Airport POM Getting There LAX - POM

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safe diving within computer limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The staff is well-versed in taking care of UWPs equipment.
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