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Diving PNG… There is some tremendous scuba diving in Papua New Guinea. But it’s an incredibly diverse country that is spread out over a very large geographical area. So if you are planning a trip there, it makes sense to concentrate on one or two of the main diving locations.
Unless, of course, you have unlimited time and money… In which case you should probably do them all!
The country of PNG consists of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. Which is the second largest island in the world (with Indonesia’s West Papua occupying the other half). And then several large islands that make up the island provinces of the country.
From an overall scuba diving perspective Papua New Guinea can be thought of as three primary areas. Starting with the main island of New Guinea and the well-known area of Milne Bay, centered around the town of Alotau on the eastern tip of the island. Milne Bay offers excellent diving and phenomenal biodiversity.
There is also surprisingly good diving near the capital Port Moresby on the south coast of New Guinea. Excellent diving at Tufi on the north-east coast. And finally there are some really nice sites around Madang, farther up in the north-west.
Secondly, going east into the island provinces, there is the large island of New Britain. The diving on the north coast is centered around Kimbe Bay. Plus Rabaul on the north-east tip of New Britain and then the remote south-east coast of the island.
Finally, there is the excellent diving around Kavieng. Located on the north-west tip of the chain of islands that make up New Ireland Province.
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