Papua New Guinea
Climate: Tropical with annual air temperatures range between 24 – 29°C / 75 – 85°F
Water Temperature: 26 – 31°C / 79 – 87°F
Time: UTC +10:00 to +11:00
Language: English, Tok Pisin (a Melanesian Creole English), Hiri Motu, and 717 distinct native languages.
Currency: PGK -Papua New Guinea Kina
Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz; Australian-style three-pin plugs are in use.
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Port Moresby International Airport (POM)
Melanesian Hyperbaric Service
Port Moresby Medical Services
There are not many places in the world where a few steps away from the beach will have you hovering over a steep drop off that plummet down to over a thousand feet. However, in Papua New Guinea, its the rule rather than the exception. Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, just north of Australia, and many outlying islands. The Indonesian province of West Papua (Irian Jaya) is to the west. To the north and east are the islands of Manus, New Britain, New Ireland, and Bougainville, all part of Papua New Guinea. About one-tenth larger than California, its mountainous interior has only recently been explored. Two major rivers, the Sepik and the Fly, are navigable for shallow-draft vessels.Read More
110,000 Reasons to Go Liveaboard
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What to Expect From Your First Liveaboard
I still remember the first time I decided to plunge into something new and book my first liveaboard charter. None of my dive buddies wanted to join me, so I grabbed my gear and set sail alone. There are far too many places to discover in the world to pass this up!Â I must admit that the excitement of exploring a new underwater environment was paired with a little fear of what I might enc...
Diving With Whale Sharks
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Whale Sharks, Rhyncodon typus, are the largest cartilaginous fish in the world today. The largest ever recorded was just over 41ft long, but rumors by fishermen say that they may grow over 46ft in length which makes whale sharks the
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