Papua New Guinea is an undiscovered Eden that requires expert guidance to navigate safely, but for the adventurers prepared to hop off the beaten track, a world of wonder awaits. The country’s seemingly endless greenery, volcanic landscapes and intriguing locals create a compelling cruising experience. This itinerary by EYOS Expeditions’ Rob McCallum takes in the geographical beauty, mind-blowing diving and unique cultural experiences that this Melanesian paradise has to offer.
Day one: New Ireland
Start your adventure in the northeast province of New Ireland. Experienced divers should head for the outer reef, a must-do scuba dive that offers incredibly clear visibility and great pelagic life. Alternatively, the lagoons around the inner islands of Nusa, Lissenung and Nusaum provide a great experience. If you circumnavigate nearby New Hanover, explore the WWII wreck MV Sanko Maru and the mini-submarine.
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