Diving In Papua New Guinea – One of the Best Scuba Diving Spots in the Pacific
Papua New Guinea Scuba Sites
Diving in Papua New Guinea can be basically broken up into three primary diving areas or regions: The Southern region surrounding the capital of Port Moresby, the Northern region and the Islands region which includes the two largest islands New Ireland and New Britain Island.
Diving Papua New Guinea – The Southern Region
Nestled in the Gulf of Papua, Port Moresby is considered by many local divers to being the best capital city in the world for divers. Often the jumping off point for dive adventures and shipboard expeditions to the Eastern Fields Reefs and dive sites in the Gulf, Port Moresby has most everything both experienced and beginning divers could want.
The Eastern Fields Reefs and Portlock Reef are located in the Coral Sea between PNG and the Australia. This area is known for it unspoiled and clear water diving but due to the extremely strong currents if only recommend for experienced divers.
But don’t let this be a hindrance to your enjoyment of this wonderful country. By taking a trip down the coast to the small city of Alotau in Milne Bay Province on the tip of PNG peninsula which is juts out into the Solomon Sea. Milne Bay Province has 435 recognized islands but there are many more that are simply too small to be labeled but act as fantastic sport diving spots.
Diving Papua New Guinea – The Northern Region