Papua New Guinea offers some of the best untouched diving in the world with a range of diving experiences to choose from including unchartered reefs, muck diving and WWII wrecks for the more experienced diver. Experience the best of PNG diving on this 11-day part-resort/part-liveaboard package.
Tawali sits in remote Milne Bay Province and offers excellent scuba diving from a choice of 24 dive sites along with land-based activities including bird watching, waterfall hikes and cultural experiences. Board the comfortable Spirit of Niugini liveaboard dive boat and spend 3 nights cruising the azure seas to the small boutique resort of Tufi taking in pristine dive sites along the way. End the experience at Tufi, another world renowned dive location offering a choice of diving options alongside fascinating cultural and land-based activities.
Land Port Moresby. Meet a driver and transfer to the Hotel Stanley. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (L,D)
Return to the airport and fly south on PNG Air to Alotau in Milne Bay Province. Meet a representative from Tawali Resort and transfer to the resort for check-in and orientation. After lunch head down to the wharf with the dive master and enjoy an intoduction to the wonderful diving of PNG on your first dive. The region offers some of the best biodiversity in the country all in protected waters. Enjoy dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)
Spend the day enjoying the world class diving. Your stay here includes 3 dives per day. The dive sites include the muck diving sites at Lauadi and Observation Point as well as the manta cleaning station near Samari Island. (B,L,D)
Today is your final day at the resort with 3 dives included. Alternatively if you prefer to explore the area with land-based activities such as the Skull Cave and nearby waterfall, bird watching, hiking or Dei Dei hotspring speak to resort staff. (B,L,D)
Today embark on the MV Spirit of Niugini liveaboard charter, home for the next three nights. The boat offers comfortable accommodation and access to the beautiful remote reefs of Papua New Guinea. Spirit of Niugini will journey north towards the small headland at Tufi taking in the colourful reefs along the way. Enjoy the diving opportunities with 4 daily dives including a night dive. (B,L,D)
Spend your second day aboard the liveaboard enjoying the passing scenery as well as the four inclusive dives. (B,L,D)
Today is the final day aboard the Spirit of Niugini to make the most of the four includive dives. (B,L,D)
Disembark this morning and check into Tufi Resort. This resort sits in a protected bay and boasts a good quality house reef as well as excellent macro and muck diving. There are over 30 major open water reef dive sites very close to the resort so the opportunities to explore the waters are vast. Enjoy dinner on the terrace with a spectacular view of the fjord below. (B,L,D)
Today is spent enjoying the diving in the Tufi region. Your stay includes 3 dives today. (B,L,D)
Today embark on a cultural tour of nearby McLaren Harbour. Board a small boat and head out into the fjords where you will be met by local villagers on outrigger canoes. The villagers will then take you aboard their traditional outriggers up the river and deep into the inner reaches of the fjord where spirits and sorcery run wild! Disembark at the end of the fjord and the villagers will walk you through the rainforest to a sacred area and demonstrate the production of sago, teach you about bush medicine, fire making, mat making and traditional face tattooing. After the tour they will paddle you back to the boat for the short cruise back to the resort. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the resort. (B/L/D)
Today take the PNG Air flight back to Port Moresby. Transit and board the flight back to Singapore and onwards to the UK. (B)
Please speak to a Regent PNG Specialist if you wish to explore other areas in Papua New Guinea.
This itinerary is offered in conjunction with Stanley Hotel & Suites, PNG Air, Tawali Leisure & Dive Resort and Tufi Resort. It is not exclusive to Regent Holidays.
The Spirit of Niugini is largely regarded as the best dive boat in Papua New Guinea. It offers comfortable accommodation for up to 16 passengers in 8 twin or double en-suite, air-conditioned cabins. The boat boasts an indoor lounge plus a shaded area on the top deck as well as a sun deck. There is an easily accessibly dive platform to allow for easy access to the water plus freshwater showers for that post-dive refresh.