Shipwrecks, vertical wall drop-offs and beautiful coral reefs provide a true adventure.
Scuba diving in Papua New Guinea is all about diversity — pristine coral reefs, huge schools of fish and amazing macro creatures. You can start a dive staring at tiny critters you never knew existed and end it watching a massive whale appear out of the blue. The dive sites surrounding these lush islands are filled with lively seamounts and protected reefs that allow coral of amazing sizes and colors to thrive. A very special characteristic of Papua New Guinea scuba diving is the deep water, which comes very close to the shore. In fact, reef walls that drop down to 1,000 feet and more are just a couple of feet away from beaches.
The ultimate way to experience the diverse array of scuba diving Papua New Guinea has to offer is aboard one of the charter liveaboard diving boats that operate in these tropical waters. On a liveaboard dive boat, you’ll not only enjoy spectacular scuba diving, but you’ll also have a chance to visit isolated villages and dive remote wrecks in total comfort and safety. Liveaboard diving boats depart mainly from New Britain Province, New Ireland Province and Madang.
When to Go
Liveaboard diving operators generally sail from the south coast between January and March and from the north coast from April to December.
Water temps hover in the mid-80s and visibility extends past 100 feet.