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Dive Review of Walindi Plantation Resort in
Papua New Guinea/West New Britain Island

Walindi Plantation Resort: "PNG Honeymoon", Aug, 2014,

by Eric Eckes, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8049 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Sipadan, Truk Lagoon, Yap, Palau, Fiji, Galapagos, La Paz, Cozumel, Philippines, Belize, Key West, California
Closest Airport Hoskins Getting There LAX to Brisbane to Port Moresby to Kimbe

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None. Divemasters accompanied both deep and shallow water divers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Walindi doesn't have a dedicated camera room, however, the bungalow we stayed in had a large room with an area dedicated to cameras. This area had a large working table with a she ... 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 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Walindi Plantation Resort was founded by Max and Cecilie Benjamin. Max first traveled to PNG with the Australian Department of Agriculture 48 years ago and has never left. Max met Cecilie in PNG and I believe they opened Walindi in the 80's.

Margi and I were married in August 2014 and we opted to honeymoon in PNG. After spending three nights in the highlands we flew down to Walindi Resort, located in Kimbe Bay, on West New Britain Island. Our flights took us from Los Angeles, CA, USA to Brisbane, Australia, to Port Moresby and then New Britain Island.

The resort is very nice. They have two types of rooms: Bungalows and Plantation House rooms. We opted for a larger Bungalow room. The rooms are spacious with large camera tables. Power is supplied by generator from 6a to 11p each day. They have installed an ingenious 12-volt power system for when the generators are not running so that the room fans can run all night. (Warning: the rooms lack air conditioning!) Mosquitos are prevalent in that part of the world and the resort provided mosquito bedding which was most effective.

The grounds of Walindi are well manicured and a nice path led from our bungalow to the common areas where meals are served and divers convened each day ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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