Lissenung Island Resort is a boutique scuba diving resort in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea. They have 4 duplex bungalows with wooden floors, woven bamboo walls, and roofs made from sago palm leaves. So, the windows have no glass, but are screened, and the bungalows have gas on demand water heaters. Moreover, mosquito nets hang over the bed, and they have a ceiling fan. In front of each oceanfront bungalow there is a large sitting veranda for gazing out at Kimbe Bay and the Bismarck Sea. So, the rooms at Lissenung Island Resort, also have a large desk which is perfect for writing or for photographic/video use. Finally, 3 of the bungalows have two rooms and 2 ensuite bathrooms. The 4th
bungalow has two rooms and 1 ensuite bathroom. Enjoy our blog article on Papua New Guinea: Diving At The Edge Of The World. Part One.
Lissenung Island Resort Diving
The resort has their own scuba diving center onsite. So, they have rental dive gear and also offer open water to divemaster courses. Moreover, they have three dive boats. The largest boat can take out 10 guests, and two guides plus the captain. The smaller boats at Lissenung Island Resort can take out 4-6 divers or 6-8 divers. So, on a typical day, plan on having breakfast, do two dives, return for lunch, do an afternoon dive, have dinner, then perhaps do a night dive. Need a break from boat diving? How about diving on the house reef at Lissenung Island Resort?
There are over 350 species of fish out here including seahorses, 6 species of clown fish, crocodile fish, and the tall fin headed cockatoo waspfish! So, some dive sites are on the outer reefs, along walls, drop offs, and on wrecks. Above all, there are over 40 dive sites out here from Kaplaman Reef
in New Ireland, to The Kashi Maru
wreck in New Hanover. Albatross Passage
has pygmy seahorses, sea fans, sponges, and black coral. Ral Island
is the place to view frogfish. Bermuda Drop
has a nice overhang. Echuca Patch
has the Der Yang
fishing wreck sunk in 1988. There is also the 1942 PBY Catalina
flying boat wreck and the Deep Pete
, a WWII Mistubishi F1M Bi-wing plane wreck near Kavieng.
Attractions and Activities
Guests at Lissenung Island Resort, eat and drink in the main house “Haus win”. It’s a relaxed atmosphere with a long table for dining and soft sand for your feet. Produce is mostly brought in from local off island suppliers and the fishermen bring in fresh quantities of sustainable fish and shellfish. Mud crabs, lobsters, squid, octopus, and fish of the day are equal Bismarck Archipelago All Stars. So, for non-diving activities, there is surfing, fishing, kite surfing, snorkeling, swimming in the pool, or relaxing in a lounge chair. Finally, you can take a village tour, or a land tour over on the mainland.