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Dive Review of Walindi Plantation Resort in
Papua New Guinea/Kimbe Bay

Walindi Plantation Resort: "Walindi", May, 2018,

by Tim Moore, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10530 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean area, all around the pacific rim, Australia, hawaii, mexico, caymans, bonaire, roatan, costa rica, cozumel, thailand, japan, bali, indonesia, new guinea, solomon islands, new britain, fiji, Polynesia, ... since 1974
Closest Airport HKN - Hodkins Getting There I flew Honolulu > Sidney > Port Morsby > Hodkins [Kimby Bay]. About 30 hours with a 13 hour layover in Sidney

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Common Sense - I was able to fall off the boat, swim around until my computer said time's up, hand over my gear and climb back aboard.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 dove a Sony HC-9 [old, but dependable] HD video camera, L&M Bluefin housing and L&M X1000 LED lights. Had all the support I needed. ... 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 4 stars
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Comments 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 and diving were worth it.

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1st - I wish to thank Walindi and the SeaSave [http://SeaSave.org] organization. Walindi donated a week with food and diving to SeaSave; they auctioned it; I bid $1,600; I was the only bidder. Also paid a little less for a week on the Truk Odyssey. I was abl ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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