Scuba Diving

HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT DIVES IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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If you’re looking at diving for the first time in Papua New Guinea believe everything you’ve read about our world-class waters.

Dubbed the 'underwater photographer's paradise', we’ve taken away many an international award for underwater photography captured here. In our oceans you’ll see up to twice as many marine species as the waters of the Red Sea and up to five times as many as the Caribbean.

Enjoy a huge diversity of dive sites, including barrier reefs, coral walls (drop off), coral gardens, patch reefs, fringing reefs, seagrass beds, coral atolls, and wreck dive sites (ships, aircraft and submarines!).

MUST SEE

  • Dive down to a fully intact Japanese Zero fighter plane in Kimbe Bay, known also for pelagics, soft coral, fans and unusual critters.
  • Experience the original “Muck Diving” location that put Papua New Guinea on the map, in Milne Bay.
  • Discover why people keep going back to the tropical fiord-like rias of Tufi (Oro Province) to spot the hammerheads and moray eels against spectacular drop-offs.

YOUR SAFETY

Papua New Guinea has its own hyperbaric recompression chamber. Located at Port Moresby Medical Services, the DAN-sponsored facility is owned by the Hyperbaric Partners Limited and is supported by the PNG Divers Association through a small chamber levy.

FURTHER INFORMATION

  • Dive operators offer both land-based (one day, three dives) and live-aboard dive tours (7-10 days, up to five dives a day). 
  • The average water temperature varies from 25ºC along the edge of the Coral Sea to 29ºC in the Bismarck Sea. 
  • You can dive in Papua New Guinea all year round, with the high season generally from May to November.
Reef Diving in Papua New Guinea