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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

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9-night Spirit of Niugini cruise: Milne Bay, and southern islands, 18th to 27th September 2017 from $2640 click here

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7 to 10 January 2017: Paris Dive Show 

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Spirit of Niugini Southern Islands 9-night escorted special, 18 to 27 September, 2017

9 nights (7.5 diving days) Southern Islands:

A nine-night trip escorted by Papua New Guinea dive addict Christopher Bartlett, with over 600 dives in-country in 6 years. This trip combines perfectly with the amazing GOroka Festival from the 14th to 17th September so you can experience the best of PNG above and below the waterline. Christopher is a widely published photojournalist and gives free coaching during the trips, to any experience level. There is also free yoga daily on the sundeck. This is a special itinerary combining the southern islands of Milne Bay with the iconic sites just north of our departure/arrival point. 

This itinerary has an excellent combination of pelagic dive sites with schooling barracudas, jacks, reef sharks, surgeonfish, batfish and more; amazing corals, both soft and hard, untouched by bleaching (see video here, shot in September 2016); fantastic macro with more cool critters than I can list here, including bargibanti and denise pygmy seahorses, wunderpus, mimic octopus, numerous frogfish species, lacy scorpionfish (Rhinopias aphanes), shrimps galore, and also the famous "walking" epaulette sharks (Milne Bay and Papuan); and manta cleaning stations. We will also have a couple of trips ashore. 

 Day 1: Pick-up from Alotau airport and transfer to Tawali. Upon arrival board the Spirit of Niugini. Sail to East Cape islands 1 tank dive in the afternoon.

 Day 2 & 3: Nuwakata Islands 8 dives then cruise overnight to the Conflicts Islands.

 Day 4 & 5: Conflicts Islands. 8 dives then cruise overnight to Basilaki/Engineers Islands.

 Day 6 to 8: Engineers/Basilaki Islands and Samarai Islands Area: 10 dives then head to Observation point over night.

Day 9:  Diving at Observation Point, Deacons, and Lawadi. Overnight cruise back to Tawali.

Day 10: Disembark and transfer to the airport.

Prices

3 main deck cabins at $3620 per person sharing including fuel surcharge, reef and safety fees

single occupancy $4158

3 lower deck cabins at $2695 per person sharing including fuel surcharge, reef and safety fees

single occupancy $3064

Nitrox $150

Domestic Flights from $280 to $350 return

4-night Goroka festival pre-trip extensions from $1050 including domestic flights between Port Moresby and Goroka

Boat details and gallery here

Milne Bay diving video here

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