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A chain of dormant volcanoes form the scenic boundaries of Kimbe Bay, on the north side of the island of New Britain, encompassing hundreds of submerged reefs and more than a dozen islands.

Near Walindi is Mahonia na Dari, a research and conservation centre where scientists identified 860 species of fish and 350 species of corals during one survey alone. 70% of all coral species in the Indo-Pacific region are found in and around New Britain, and no other dive area in the world can boast such diversity.

World famous dives with names like Emma, South Bay, Inglis Shoals, North Emma, Christine’s, Susan’s Reef and Restorf Island are only a few of the 200+ reefs and dive sites sprinkled throughout Kimbe Bay. All are pristine and undamaged. Although best explored by liveaboard, divers can enjoy a number of fantastic dive sites from a land-based holiday option.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, grey reef shark, white-tip reef shark, barracuda, common dolphin

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Dive & Discover PNG

Uncover the magic of Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s last remaining frontiers, on this adventure to two exceptional diving areas - both renowned for macro life and pelagic encounters on vibrant coral reefs.

  • When to go: Apr-Jun, Sep-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,995 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
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Walindi Plantation Resort

This small resort lies on the shores of Kimbe Bay and has been inviting guests to explore the reefs and surrounding rainforest for over 30 years. Personal attention and genuine hospitality are paramount here.

Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.


This well equipped 22 metre liveaboard is based at Walindi Plantation Resort and offers various trips throughout the year on a series of five to ten night cruises around Kimbe Bay, rich with pristine reefs and prolific marine life.