3 Best Dive Spots in Papua New Guinea

Avid divers count Papua New Guinea as one of their top diving sites in the world.

Surely, we can all agree that it truly is a diver’s paradise. From abundant marine life to spectacular shipwrecks, PNG is truly a sight to behold.

If you’re planning a dive on this side of the world soon, then you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up some of the best diving spots in PNG you shouldn’t miss.

  1. Tufi

Shipwrecks continue to be one of our favorite things to see underwater. If you feel the same way, then you should definitely go to Tufi area. Whether you’re diving for fjords or WW2 wrecks, Tufi is a place for breathtaking sites. Plus, it’s got reefs offering all levels of diving. So even if you’re only starting, you’re not going to miss out on anything here.


  1. Kimbe Bay

More than half of the world’s coral species can be found in Kimbe Bay, just off the northern coast of New Britain. It’s home to over 860 coral reef species including fish, crustacean, and invertebrate life. Plus, there are plenty of barracuda, tuna, jacks, hammerheads and silver tips to see in this area. Be sure to bring your camera with you!


  1. Milne Bay

If you’re looking for something more obscure, less conventional and downright fascinating, then Milne Bay should be your #1 dive spot to visit. It is home to some of the weirdest, most wonderful creatures of the deep blue sea. For starters, you can feast your eyes on nudibranchs, frogfish, cuttlefish, seahorses, snake eels, sea moths, star gazers and octopus.
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