Papua New Guinea is an underwater photographer's paradise, with a huge diversity of marine life seldom found anywhere else in the World . Divers can dive a huge diversity of dive sites including barrier reefs, coral walls and coral gardens, patch reefs, fringing reefs, sea grass beds, coral atolls, and wreck dive sites with an amazing collection of ships, aircraft and submarine wrecks from World War 2.
The average water temperature varies from 25 degrees C along the edge of the Coral Sea to 29 degrees C in the Bismarck Sea. One can dive in Papua New Guinea all year round, with the high season generally from May to November.
Papua New Guinea covers the eastern part of New Guinea, the second largest island in the world, and lies entirely within the tropics just 160km north of Australia.
PNG is one of the most naturally diverse countries on earth. The Owen Stanley Ranges and its dense rainforest are home to unique flora and fauna but not too far from there you’ll find sandy beaches and bays and more than 600 offshore islands, atolls and coral reefs. Due to the rugged landscape there is no road system in place in PNG and therefore the main means of transportation is by air (there are over 490 grass airstrips), boat or walking.
Underwater photographers often refer to PNG as the underwater Garden of Eden. Many international award-winning photos have been taken in Papua New Guinea. The incredible healthy variety of reefs, the diversity of marine species and the wrecks of ships, airplanes and even submarines really make PNG the best diving destination in the world.
On PNGs mainland you will find excellent diving facilities in Port Moresby (Loloata Island), Tufi, Milne Bay and Madang. You can also explore the PNG Islands, New Britain and New Ireland. Both offer great diving experiences. For New Britain you will find Rabaul and Kimbe Bay are the hot spots and for New Ireland it’s Kavieng and Lissenung, a little island just off New Ireland.
PNG truly is a country of great adventure where you can enjoy experiences found no other place on earth and you're sure to never forget.