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
Papua New Guinea: Diving At The Edge Of The World. Part One
Papua New Guinea: Diving At The World’s Edge. Part One
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the eastern half of the second largest island in the world yet it is one of the least explored areas of land on this water filled planet. If it wasn’t for David Attenborough and his team’s devotion in 1979 in the series Life on Earth for documenting the sexual dance and singing behavioral displays of ...
Papua New Guinea: Diving At The Edge Of The World. Part Two
Papua New Guinea: Diving At The World’s Edge: Part Two
To see the entire country of PNG one would have to choose from 578 landing airstrips and untold trails, but as scuba divers we would like to define our trip to the three different locations we mentioned in Part One of this article.
Starting on the southeastern edge of the main island we arrive at Tawali Resort. This is a beau...