Papua New Guinea

Go straight to Eastern New Guinea, Northern New Guinea, or New Guinea's Coral Sea!

Three boats offers exotic dive cruises to the remote reefs of:

1) Eastern Papua New Guinea, the Milne Bay area:

M.V. Telita was the very first of the exploratory live-aboards that have made New Guinea famous. Long managed by Bob and Dinah Halstead, Telita's reputation was made by repeated discoveries of rare, odd species in unpretentious surroundings. Telita has been radically remodeled, and has now been joined by the modern, spacious Spirit of Niugini, which shares all the traditions of the original pioneering cruiser. Spirit of Niugini operates from a home base at the Tawali Resort, owned by my friend of 40-odd years Bob Hollis and his wife Ronda.


Villagers in a Sing Sing ceremony, along the banks of the Sepik River. 32 K


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2) Northern Papua New Guinea

New Hanover Island, Kavieng and Rabaul

M V Golden DawnThis remote area is seasonal, but during its best months it is being served by two prime live-aboards. Golden Dawn offers ten day cruises as it has for several years. Paradise Sport by Mike Ball Watersports cruises up to Kavieng offering 7-night, 8-night and 10-night cruise during the June-September season.

In addition Peter Hughes has his Star Dancer operating out of Rabaul for a series of special cruises.

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3) New Guinea's Coral Sea, Port Moresby.

M. V. Golden Dawn introduced divers to the awe and wonder of New Guinea's Coral Sea. Far out in the crystal-clear open sea vast spires of coral rise from unfathomable depths to draw big animals like a magnet.

Since the Coral Sea is seasonal (April-June) or (September-December) Golden Dawn has now opened two entirely new areas of this astounding country!

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  • M. V. Golden Dawn is 85 feet long with five private double cabins, a pleasant salon and a partially enclosed dining/sun deck.
  • 10 night cruises.A cabin aboard the Golden Dawn
  • Diving is unlimited.
  • Captain's Log about the Coral Sea.
  • Captain's Log about Summer Cruises.
  • Ask about our special Summer 10-day cruises to Northwestern Papua New Guinea - The Hermit Islands, the Ninigoes, Wuvulu and other isolated treasures have giant mantas, sharks, and some 200 foot visibility sites!
  • We also offer hot new cruises on a full-boat
    charter basis to the spectacular reefs of Tufi. These reefs are very hard
    to reach and have never before been offered.
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    1. Shark feedings -- as many as 30 sharks including grays, silvertips and hammerheads.Golden Dawn
    2. Current dives with profuse reef life (corals, fans, tropical fish, nautilus) but also turtles, schooling jacks, barracuda, rainbow runners, giant groupers.
    3. Lionfish.
    4. Tiger sharks in certain areas.
    5. Golden Dawn is fully equipped for Nitrox diving.

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