Papua New Guinea

* 2 spaces available *

All Experience Levels
Walinidi Plantation Resort & MV Oceania
August 23 - September 10, 2022

Papua New Guinea is the perfect destination for anyone looking for wild, undeveloped country rich with underwater treasures, stunning landscapes, and unsurpassed cultural interactions. There are over 600 islands with 800 indigenous languages spoken in this fascinating country.

Trip Leader: Amy Christopher

Read about Kathy Gagliardo's Incredible Trip to Papua New Guinea at the beginning of 2020 - Ocean First in Palau & Yap 2020

Papua New Guinea is located in the coral triangle, the center of marine biodiversity and has the highest diversity of tropical fish and coral in the world. The waters of New Britain are home to prolific and diverse marine life and reef structures. Pristine and colorful corals are home to a variety of fish, crustaceans and invertebrate life. Many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks. A variety of shark species are regularly sighted as well including hammerheads and silvertips, particularly on the offshore reefs. The occasional sightings of orca, pilot whales, whale sharks and other marine life passing through Kimbe Bay and West New Britain waters always delight both guests and staff.

Our PNG adventure on board the MV Oceania (the newest addition to Febrina) takes us to Kimbe Bay, world renown for stunning corals and an immense assortment of reef creatures. There are over 40 reef systems in Kimbe Bay providing unlimited diving options! We will also spend a few days at Walindi Plantation Resort to get some additional diving in as well as some birding opportunities for bird watchers!

Trip Inclusions:

  • 5 nights Walinidi Plantation Resort
  • 2 days diving at Walindi
  • Daily laundry service at Walindi
  • All meals at Walindi and Oceania
  • 10 nights accommodation aboard MV Oceania
  • 4-5 dives/day over 8.5 days
  • Environmental & safety fees ($108/person)
  • Nitrox on board Oceania
  • 2 nights in Brisbane
  • Roundtrip airfare Brisbane - Hoskins, PNG
  • Taxes & airport transfers

Not included:

  • Flights from Denver to Brisbane
  • Hotel stay not mentioned above
  • Nitrox at Walindi
  • Land excursions
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Meals not specified above
  • Crew gratuities
  • Baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time of booking
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Trip Cost:

$8,560 based on double occupancy. Single occupancy TBD.

Payment Schedule:

  • Nonrefundable deposit required to reserve: $1,500
  • $2,000 due October 15, 2021
  • $2,000 due February 15, 2022
  • Final payment due by April 15, 2022
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space, minus the initial deposit.
  • 179 - 120 days: payments made to date are forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.

We strongly recommend securing trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in the unlikely event you need to cancel your trip. Our preferred provider is DAN Trip Insurance.

Standard Recommended Accessories:

  • GoBe S500 LED light
  • Safety sausage w/ whistle (SMB)
  • Squeeze Lock knife
  • Reefsaver

Trip Specific Recommendations: 

  • Hood and/or hooded vest
  • Night and Limited Visibility certification
  • Shark Ecology certification
  • Fish ID certification
  • Waves, Tides & Currents certification
  • Nitrox certification

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