New Guinea is amongst the worlds last frontiers for world
are pygmy seahorses, dense red sea whips, ridges crammed with soft & hard
corals, invertebrates, annelid words, sponges, crinoids, garden eels,
huge barrel sponges, gorgonia fans, isolated seamounts with sheer sided
pinnacles, coral bommies, ledges, overhangs and small caves with a rich
growth of black coral trees and clams, and swim throughs whose walls
are adorned with colourful corals and sponges the list is endless.
Through all this
magnificent underwater scenery youll find plenty of fish large
pelagics, playful clownfish, tropical reef fish, turtles, schools of
barracuda, and a few grey whalers patrolling the reefs!
Diving in PNG
Papua New Guinea is and 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.
PNG Diving Locations
We have selected these Papua New Guinea Dive Locations as being the best destinations for divers.
The perfect combination of Wrecks and spectacular Reefs with over 30 premier dive sites within easy access from your resort. Diving Rabaul »
With its diverse marine habitat, Kimbe Bay offers over 300 pristine and protected reefs with more than 900 species of fish and 400 species of coral.
Diving Walindi »
Kavieng is well known for its rich aquatic life and big Pelagic action as well as its reefs, macro and muck dives and WWII wrecks. Whatever your diving interest, it’s here in Kavieng. Diving Kavieng »
Madang is fast becoming known as one of the best tropical dive locations in the world. There’s a staggering choice of unspoiled sites from reefs to wrecks to sunken volcanos and a mind-blowing array of multi coloured reef fish. Diving Madang »
Offering year round diving, the stunning bio-diversity offered in Tufi’s calm and protected waters ensures abundant corals and an amazing array of fishlife as well as many uncharted reefs just waiting to be explored. Diving Tufi »
The above dive locations are our recommendations for diving in PNG. There are countless other locations that we have also dived, and through trial and error over the last 20 or so years we’ve narrowed them down to bring you just the very best. That being said, if you have a specific interest in a particular area or wish to weigh up other options we have the knowledge to help. We have dived there, and would be glad to offer our expertise.
Reef Protection: While the reefs teem with life in many shapes and colours, they are very fragile. Most dive operators promote the use of moorings on regularly dived sites. Divers are encouraged to practice sensible diving and respect the underwater environment, and the message to all divers is very clear: please look and enjoy the reefs, but don't touch.
For your added safety there is a recompression chamber in Port Moresby.
In PNG you can dive all year around, however the best season is from mid – April to mid- June and from mid-September to mid- December with water temperatures ranging from 26°C up to 31°C. And with 17,000km of coastline and over 45,000 square kilometres of reef systems, you can really enjoy your dives with minimal contact with other dive groups.