New Ireland PNG October 2023 *NEW TRIP*

New Ireland PNG October 2023 *NEW TRIP*

New Ireland & New Hanover PNG October 2023 *NEW TRIP*

Visit Papua New Guinea’s Remote New Hanover & New Ireland

Join one of our back to back 10 night expeditions aboard Walindi Resort’s brand new MV Oceania

Join one of Richard and Wendy’s ‘Our Beloved Seas’ expeditions to this very special area of Papua New Guinea

Rabaul

Kavieng

TRIP ONE: Rabaul to Kavieng (via West New Ireland)
1-11th October 2023

 

1 x Cabin & 1 x Male Share Available – Contact us for details
TRIP TWO: Kavieng to Rabaul (via East New Ireland)
13-23rd October 2023
1 x Female Share Available & 1 x Male Share Available – Contact us for details
Rich first visited this remote corner of the world in 1999, and it had a profound influence over his future diving. Although he didn’t see them himself, he first heard of pygmy seahorses during this trip. He remembers outstanding shark action, schooling fish and wrecks. These two trips will have the added adventure of exploring the west coast of New Ireland on the first trip and the east coast on the second (weather permitting of course). These are set to be the trips of a lifetime. The influence of Pacific fauna on our sightings will be interesting to see.

TRIP ONE

Trip start: 1st October 2023

Trip end: 11th October 2023

Prices start from: $6,000 including Nitrox and local Taxes

Availability: 1 x Cabin Available & 1 x Male Share Available

Depart from: Rabaul

Return to: Kavieng

TRIP TWO

Trip start: 13th October 2023

Trip end: 23rd October 2023

Prices start from: $6,000 including Nitrox and local Taxes

Availability: 1 x Female Share Available & 1 x Male Share Available

Depart from: Kavieng

Return to: Rabaul

 

We will be setting sail at the beginning of the first trip from Rabaul on the Papua New Guinean island of New Britain and up the west coast of New Ireland to circumnavigate New Hanover, before ending in Kavieng.

The second trip will be in reverse, but will have a little less time in New Hanover due to the planned routing down the east coast of New Ireland. This is the more exposed side of the island, and this is the correct time of year for this trip but weather conditions these days can be quite unpredicatble, so if needs be we may have to reroute.

Trip One: Green

Trip Two: Red

MV Oceania is the brand new vessel, completed in 2019, from the owners of PNG’s iconic Walindi Resort and MV Febrina. She can accommodate 16 guests in twin/double en suite accommodation.  There are 3 queen-bed cabins and 5 twin shares.

MV Oceania

Food & Beverages (complementary wine with dinner – otherwise alcohol is not included)
8.5 days of Diving
Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith
Return airport transfers
Light laundry 

Exclusions:
Nitrox
Environmental and safety fees

Please contact us for prices

AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!

Madeleine

Australia

Days to departure

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Hour(s)

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Register your interest or join the waitlist

8 + 11 =

The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation

Martin

United Kingdom

Milne Bay PNG Feb/March 2023

Milne Bay PNG Feb/March 2023

Milne Bay PNG Feb/March 2023

Visit Papua New Guinea’s Unique Milne Bay

Join one of our three 10 night expeditions aboard Walindi Resort’s brand new MV Oceania

Join one of Richard and Wendy’s ‘Our Beloved Seas’ expeditions to this very special corner of Papua New Guinea

Milne Bay

Rare and unique animals and reefs in PNG’s Milne Bay
15 – 25th February 2023
1 x Cabin Available – Contact us for Details
27th February – 9th March 2023
FULL – Contact us for Waitlist
 
10 – 20th March 2023

 

1 x Cabin Available – Contact us for Details
After years of trying to get back to Papua New Guinea’s fascinating Milne Bay, we have finally been able to plan two  very special charters aboard Walindi Resort’s brand new MV Oceania.  Many unique organisms make this area their home, including the Milne Bay walking shark (Hemiscyllium michaeli), Vanderloos Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi), Coleman’s pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus colemani – probably this species, or maybe a new one…) and Lacy Scorpionfish (Rhinopias aphanes).  We are so excited to be able to offer these trips,after many years of searching for the ideal trip for our guests.

TRIP ONE

Trip start: 15th February 2023

Trip end: 25th February 2023

Prices start from: US$ 5390

Availability: 1 x Cabin Available – Contact us for Details

Depart from: Alotau

Return to: Alotau

TRIP TWO

Trip start: 27th February 2023

Trip end: 9th March 2023

Prices start from: US$ 5390

Availability: Full – Contact us for waitlist

Depart from: Alotau

Return to: Alotau

TRIP THREE

Trip start: 10th March 2023

Trip end: 20th March 2023

Prices start from: US$ 5390

Availability: 1 x Cabin Available – Contact us for Details

Depart from: Alotau

Return to: Alotau

We will be exploring the Greater Milne Bay area during these back to back trips. Since this was the birth place of ‘MuckDiving’, we will of course be doing some of these kinds of dives, whilst also diving the reefs where walking sharks and lacy rhinopias scorpionfish dwell. So few people live around this part of the world, and so few divers are able to dive it that the reefs are as they would have  been  decades ago.  This was the area where I spent time really watching pygmy seahorses and my PhD research questions came to me.
MV Oceania is the brand new vessel, completed in 2019, from the owners of PNG’s iconic Walindi Resort and MV Febrina. She can accommodate 16 guests in twin/double en suite accommodation.  There are 3 queen-bed cabins and 5 twin shares.

MV Oceania

Food & Beverages (complementary wine with dinner – otherwise alcohol is not included)
8.5 days of Diving
Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith
Return airport transfers
Light laundry 

Exclusions:
Nitrox
Environmental and safety fees $9 per person – per night.

Prices start from $5390 per person

AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!

Madeleine

Australia

Days to departure

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Register your interest or join the waitlist

15 + 9 =

The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation

Martin

United Kingdom