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Dive Review of Tufi Dive in
Papua New Guinea/Oro Province, Tufi

Tufi Dive: "Tufi Resort is fantastic", Feb, 2015,

by Kriss Kirchhoff, ID, US ( 2 reports). Report 8140.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Manado, Bunaken, Lembeh, Sipadan, Yap, Palau, Truk Lagoon, Fiji, Philippines, Lissenung PNG, Similan Islands, Monterey CA, Kona, Baltic Sea, Lake Michigan, Bonaire, Cozumel, Curacao, Aruba, Caymans, etc, etc.
Closest Airport Tufi Getting There Port Moresby

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive briefings ask divers to stay within standard recreational limits. Divers are instructed that if they choose to deviate they should follow their computers. Very comfortable, flexible diving.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I'm not a hard core UWP but frequently dive with some of the best. This resort lacks dedicated camera facilities beyond ample space in your room to spread out your ... 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Of all of the many places I've been, Tufi Dive Resort is among the top three. On my first dive I met the white hammerhead shark I'd heard of before arriving. I was skeptical but it's there and very cool. I saw it on a follow up dive to the same site.

I stayed at Tufi for 9 nights and dove 8 days. I only repeated two dives on my last day as I was offered my choice. The coral on the Tufi area reefs was the healthiest and most diverse I've seen. And I'm a coral snob. The food chain on these reef's was correspondingly rich and intact with abundant sharks and each trophic level well represented. Billions, and billions of fish, clouds, schools, swarms. Deep clear blue water and colorful life everywhere. Some of the pristine reefs I dove had not had divers on them in a few years. This, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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