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This boutique resort is a hidden oasis situated over a breathtaking fjord with panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Here you can forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend time underwater diving some of the best sites in the world.

Located a short flight east of Port Moresby in the Oro Province, Tufi Dive Resort offers 26 standard and deluxe accommodation with double beds and creature comforts such as air-conditioning, fridge and en-suite bathroom. The deluxe bungalows feature polished timber floors and the walls are lined with traditional materials. Most have a balcony overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi fjord. WiFi internet access is available in the main building.

Facilities include a dive centre, pool, barbeque, gift shop, library with satellite TV, restaurant and alfresco bar. As of 2016, there is a new conference facility for up to 30 delegates. Activities include nature walks, bird watching, trekking, non-motorised water sports and learn how the locals live with the opportunity of cultural interaction activities with the local villagers. The best way to experience the local culture and way of life is to combine your resort stay with a few nights in one of the village guesthouses.

Tufi Dive Centre

The PADI affiliated dive centre offers courses and up to three daily boat dives to the surrounding fjords and reefs throughout the year from one of their four custom dive boats. In Jul, Aug & Sep expect plenty of muck diving in the fjords, sheltering from the wind. 

Divers and snorkellers can also experience the diversity and macro marine life on the house reef. Every conceivable species of goby, nudibranch, mandarin fish, ghost pipe, banded pipe and a plethora of other fascinating creatures can be found at the Wharf in shallow water offering the diver a Mecca for underwater macro photography. Tufi Wharf was occupied by the Japanese and there are plenty of wrecks and debris to explore. With very little current in the fjords, many sponges and coral species grow prolifically and there are some very large sponges and shelf corals to be seen.

The outer reefs are home to large pelagic species such as manta rays, schooling barracuda, tuna and hammerhead sharks. Experienced divers may have the chance to explore the deeper wrecks of the B17 Bomber (50m) and the cargo ship S Jacob (60m). 

There are over 30 majestic dive sites to explore in these clear tropical waters with visibility often exceeding 30 metres. Encounter the friendly manta, often seen at Bev's, Minor and Marian's reefs, or the resident turtles at Dyer's Reef in Amunyan Bay. Watch the garden eels at Tony's Bommie and enjoy an explosion of life along Cyclone Wall and at Mulloway Reef (strong currents).

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Groups
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Dive boat: Speedboat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Adventure in Tufi

The undiscovered Tufi region is blessed with stunning marine diversity and pristine WWII dive sites, as well as majestic fjords, perfect for kayaking. This trip also offers a fascinating insight into PNG’s indigenous culture.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Explore Tufi & Walindi

Dive two famous locations in Papua New Guinea. Both Tufi and Walindi offer pristine reefs, unique dive sites and untouched WWll wrecks. You’ll need a macro and wide angle lens here, the biodiversity is amazing.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 20 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Tufi offers a unique environment for divers: sponges and corals play host to a macro wonderland on the walls of the fjords, while the outer reef experience is unsurpassed, with dozens of world-class dive sites, spectacular marine life and untouched WWII wrecks.

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, mandarin fish, ornate ghost pipefish, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Diving & adventure