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  1. We have spaces left on a 9-night PNG liveaboard on the refurbished Spirit of Niugini with photojournalist and PNG specialist Christopher Bartlett. Christopher is a widely published photojournalist and gives free coaching during the trips, to any experience level. This is a special itinerary combining the southern islands of Milne Bay with the iconic sites just north of our departure/arrival point on the refurbished Spirit of Niugini. Main deck cabins normally at $3620 per person sharing including fuel surcharge, reef and safety fees single occupancy $4158 including fuel surcharge, reef and safety fees Lower deck cabins at $2695 per person sharing including fuel surcharge, reef and safety fees single occupancy $3064 including fuel surcharge, reef and safety fees BOTH CABIN TYPES NOW WITH 15% OFF Nitrox $150 Domestic Flights to $360 return 4-night Goroka Festival pre-trip extensions from $1050 based on 2 sharing, including domestic flights between Port Moresby and Goroka. Full trip info here: http://www.bestofpng.com/pages/png-liveaboards/spirit-of-niugini/spirit-of-niugini-southern-islands-special.php
  2. I have finally finished updating the location guide to Tufi in Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. Less well known than Milne Bay and Kimbe Bay, Tufi is actually one of my favorite locations in PNG as it offers really good diving at certain times of the year combined with spectacular above water scenery and, for the more adventurous, some quite special village culture and homestays. I have updated all the pages in the Tufi guide and added new ones based on recent trips - included is an overview of Oro Province and diving Tufi plus there are dedicated pages on Tufi Wharf, the PT Boat wrecks, the really great offshore reefs and diving in Cape Nelson's Fiords. There are also dedicated pages on the B17F Black Jack wreck on Cape Vogel that can be dived from Tufi and the B25 "Pistoff" Mitchell Bomber wreck in Collingwood Bay. I have also included a dedicated section on the quite special village culture around Tufi with pages on village homestays, cultural demonstrations in the villages, the facial tattoos of the Tufi area and the Puri Puri (loosely translated as Black Magic...) men of Tufi. Don
  3. I have just completed revising and updating the location guide to Milne Bay in PNG on my site. I have updated all the pages and added new ones based on my most recent trips. Included is an overview of Milne Bay province, an overview of diving Milne Bay, Tawali dive resort, overview of the north coast dive sites, Dinah's Beach and Deacon's Reef at Lauadi, the famous Milne Bay manta cleaning station Giants@Home and what is probably the best aircraft wreck in PNG the B17F Black Jack plus links to the various articles I have written over the years. I have been visiting PNG regularly for over 15 years now, so this has kind of become a labor of love.... Don
  4. I have finally finished revising and updating my location guide for the Port Moresby and Bootless Bay area of Papua New Guinea. Most divers traveling to PNG try to get through Port Moresby (which is still the only international gateway in to the country...) as quickly as possible because of its bad reputation for raskol gangs and random violence, but there is actually some excellent diving to be had. Port Moresby is also not the hell-hole it is often depicted as - "gritty" and potentially dangerous yes, but manageable with a modicum of common sense in my opinion. My guide provides an overview of Port Moresby, plus links to what else to do there and where to stay. There are overviews of diving in Port Moresby and the main dive sites, Loloata Dive Resort and my two favorite dive sites Suzie's Bommie and the wreck of the Pacific Gas. Don
  5. It is just so great that after having done 5000 or so dives in my life, I can still come out of the water from dives like this and have no words to desribe the beauty I have just witnessed. On this trip to Milne Bay last year, I let my friends do the talking and I just pushed the record button and filmed what I saw. The trip was organised by my friend, Douglas Seifert, onboard Craig De Witt's MV Golden Dawn and the legend, Dinah Halstead, was our dive guide. I can't wait to go back and film more.
  6. Best of PNG Trip - on MV FeBrina Liveaboard 8-18 October 2014 Dive Kimbe Bay, the Witu Islands & the legendary Father's Reef! Papua New Guinea rewards adventurous divers with some of the richest waters on our planet. PNG's largest offshore island is New Britain and the waters that surround this island are a diver's paradise, whether you love diversity, pristine corals or adrenaline dives with schooling pelagics you will be in awe of what these water hold. Many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks and a range of shark species are regularly sighted, including hammerheads and silvertips. Our 10 night trip will take you to the most revered dive sites in New Britain, starting in Kimbe Bay and then moving out to the offshore Witu Islands and Father's Reef before returning to Kimbe Bay. The early bird price for this trip is $4,080 per person (discounted from the normal price of $4,400). Included is 10 nights on MV FeBrina, 4-5 dives per day, all meals, wine with dinner, airport transfers, and dinner at Walindi Resort on the final night. Sample itinerary Day 1 - Board FeBrina late afternoon Day 2 - Kimbe Bay diving, 4-5 dives Day 3 - Witu Islands, 4-5 dives Day 4 - Witu Islands, 4-5 dives Day 5 - Witu Islands, 4-5 dives Day 6 - Father's Reef, 4-5 dives Day 7 - Father's Reef, 4-5 dives Day 8 - Father's Reef, 4-5 dives Day 9 - Father's Reef, 4-5 dives Day 10 - Kimbe Bay, 3 dives, dinner at Walindi Day 11 - Disembark FeBrina For full trips details and to book visit: Equator Diving - Special liveaboard trip to Papua New Guinea on MV FeBrina
  7. PNG is a target rich environment. Check out part one of my trip report with lots of wide angle photos. http://www.uwphotogr...inea-mv-febrina
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