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Special cultural tour
Coastal and Highlands Tribes Escorted Tour. 11 nights. 7- 18 September 2017. Culminates at the Goroka Festival. $3195. click here
PNG Festival packages
9-night Spirit of Niugini cruise: Milne Bay, and southern islands, 18th to 27th September 2017 from $2640 click here
7 to 10 January 2017: Paris Dive Show
4 and 5 March 2017: Madrid Dive Travel Show
24 - 26 March 2017: Beneath the Sea, New Jersey
6 - 7 May 2017: Long Beach Scuba Show, California
November 2017 : DEMA Orlando (trade only)
© Christopher Bartlett
Getting to Walindi Resort and MV FeBrina requires a short flight from Port Moresby to Hoskins airport, West New Britain. Looking out the window on your flight you will realise that this is going to be no ordinary holiday. Mountain ranges that top 14,000 feet divide the main island of New Britain. The deeper valleys remained isolated until early last century; the land you fly over is occupied by people who have 800 different languages and cultures that are just as diverse.
While the area has much to offer tourist of all types, the primary attraction for visitors to the MV FeBrina is the spectacular diving, pristine reefs and amazing marine life. The images displayed throughout this site are just a small selection of what you will see on the reefs of Kimbe Bay and New Britain.
Distinguished marine scientist, Prof. Charles Veron, inspected the reefs of Kimbe Bay on behalf of The Nature Conservancy.
"The coral reefs of Kimbe Bay take me back forty years, to a time when corals grew in lush profusion, untroubled by the problems that beset them today. A short boat ride from Walindi Resort and I am diving on reefs that have half the coral species of the world, all awaiting those rare photo opportunities that come only with the clearest water. I am hard pressed to think of anywhere on earth that has this combination of vibrant health, diversity and beauty."
- Prof Charles Veron
Professor J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron is former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. He is the author of the three-volume series 'Corals of the World'.
Professor Veron was invited to deliver the keynote address on corals at the 2008 Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia.