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Dive Review of Walindi Plantation Resort in
Papua New Guinea

Walindi Plantation Resort: "Exciting return to Walindi Plantation was as good as expected.", Apr, 2015,

by Roger D Roth, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8386 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The staff at Walindi is as good as it has always been since I started visiting in the late ‘90’s. The bungalos are very comfortable and there is complimentary laundry service for guests. Remember to bring plug adapters for the 240 V electric in Papua New Guinea.
Bigger marine life includes the gray reef and silvertip sharks that may intermingle between divers at a safe distance at some dive sites. Hammerheads were seen at 40m/120 ft. for 3 days in a row. Huge schools of barracuda and various species of jacks are almost always guaranteed at certain dive sites. Cuttlefish might be found courting, mating and/or laying eggs. One day a couple of Orcas played just off the main beach.
Many bommies are inundated at the top with beautiful hard corals while very colorful soft corals and sea whips spread over the slopes and walls that run down to deeper water. Also at the top are countless species of small reef fish flitting and feeding in the water column like the many species of beautiful anthias, fusiliers, sweetlips, snappers and the like. A couple of dive sites have huge swirling schools of barracuda and also jacks. A couple of other dive sites are known for their exciting shark dives and the sharks will be found swimming around those sites whether any bait is brought down or not.
The diving schedule is an easy one and there’s more than one dive boat so divers can choose to do two morning dives and return to the resort for land tours (of which there are plenty) or they can choose to have lunch on the dive boat and do a third afternoon dive before returning to the resort.
The food served at Walindi Plantation is delicious and there’s plenty of it for those with large appetites. Breakfasts at the resort are ordered and served by the staff and dinners are buffet-style.

Websites Walindi Plantation Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Lembeh Strait, Caribbean, Fiji, Hawaii, Belize, Curacao, Cayman, Bonaire,
Closest Airport Hoskins Getting There LAX - POM - HKN

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dive safely
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The bungalos are set up very well for charging and camera work.
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