Diving in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea evokes a strong sense of exoticism and is still relatively new as a travel destination. Volcanoes, tropical forests and boat trips on the Sepik and Karawari rivers, along with birds of paradise and orchids, make the country a unique destination. For divers, the sea offers special underwater flora and fauna.

  • Coral Triangle
  • Largest biodiversity
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Wrecks from WWII

Papua New Guinea is the last wilderness on earth

In the interior, there are still tribes that no Westerner has seen and who live off what the forest yields. A very fascinating jungle with beautiful flora and fauna, such as the bird of paradise, is combined with a population that sometimes still lives as in the stone age. Volcanoes, tropical forests and boat rides on the rivers.

Diving in Papua New Guinea

Diving in Papua New Guinea is an unforgettable experience because of the pristine coral reefs, the rich marine biodiversity and the many shipwrecks found there. Papua New Guinea, located in the western Pacific Ocean, is one of the most remote and pristine dive sites in the world. Below is a detailed description of what to expect while diving in Papua New Guinea.

Dive sites: Papua New Guinea has numerous dive sites scattered throughout the country, but the most popular spots are: Milne Bay, Kimbe Bay, Tufi and Kavieng.

Coral reefs: Papua New Guinea is known for its spectacular coral reefs that are among the most pristine in the world. The reefs are colorful and full of life and provide habitat for a huge variety of fish, coral species, mollusks and other marine animals.

Animals: Papua New Guinea is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and 700 species of coral. Divers can look forward to large schools of reef fish, sharks, rays, cuttlefish, seahorses, anemone fish and more. There are also rare and unique species such as mandarin fish and pygmy seahorses found only in this region.

Wreck diving: Papua New Guinea is also one of the world’s top destinations for exploring World War II wrecks. There are hundreds of shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks to be found that are in relatively shallow water and therefore easily accessible to divers. The wrecks are an important part of the region’s history and offer a unique diving experience.

Weather conditions: Weather conditions in Papua New Guinea are good year-round, with temperatures ranging between 25 and 34 degrees Celsius. The best time to dive is between April and December, when water temperatures are most pleasant and underwater visibility is best. The water temperature is between 25 and 29 degrees year-round.

Diving in Papua New Guinea offers an unforgettable experience for divers of all levels.

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