Known as the birthplace of muck diving, Papua New Guinea also boasts manta rays, hammerheads and lots of WWII wrecks. Liveaboard diving in this remote destination is sure to impress.
Papua New Guinea boasts a wide array of dive environments. There are airplane wrecks from World War II, stunning drop-offs, towering pinnacles, colorful coral gardens and superb muck areas. Because Papua New Guinea is within the Coral Triangle, you can expect to see a vast number of marine species. Reef fish, manta rays, rare rhinopias, seahorses and frogfish should all grace your dive logs. Whale sharks and minke whales are more rarely seen. There are a few dive resorts scattered around Papua New Guinea, but to see the best sites, you’ll need to travel by liveaboard. Typical itineraries last 6 to 10 nights, and you can dive in this part of the Pacific year-round.