Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Papua New Guinea

Ready to check out the best sites in Papua New Guinea for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 15 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Papua New Guinea to suit your needs.
Papua New Guinea dive site map
Lion Island (Manunouha Island)

#1 - Lion Island (Manunouha Island)

Papua New Guinea, Pacific

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Directly out from the sandy beach toward the mainland is, well, more sand, and the wreck of a recent fiberglass sloop. Of far more interest is the reef wall and old steel shipwreck off to the right side of the island, as you face the mainland. The depths there run from 0 to 60 feet / 18 m. The life is SPECTACULAR. This area, as with all of Papua New Guinea, is simply a continuation of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. You'll see an incredible variety of life in 60' visibility, including basket starfish, woebegone, spider shells, cowries, lionfish, and a rainbow of butterfly fish. Located east from Port Moresby, in the center of a bay near the Papua New Guinea university research facility & a small boat harbor. Only reachable by car followed by (any kind of) boat, but then you dive off the beach at Lion Island....so it's technically a shore dive.
End Bommie

#2 - End Bommie

Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

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End Bommie is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tufi Wharf & House Reef

#3 - Tufi Wharf & House Reef

Papua New Guinea

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Tufi Wharf & House Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Papua New Guinea which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Cyclone Reef

#4 - Cyclone Reef

Papua New Guinea

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Cyclone Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Papua New Guinea which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Crater

#5 - The Crater

Papua New Guinea, New Britain

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Unea island, part of Witu (Vitu) Islands. Papua New Guinea (PNG)
B25 Bomber Wreck

#6 - B25 Bomber Wreck

Papua New Guinea, Madang

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Madang harbour B25 Bomber Wreck is also known as B-25D Mitchell.
Albatross passage

#7 - Albatross passage

Papua New Guinea, New Ireland

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At an incoming tide this narrow passage is like fish soup. Eagle Rays, Mobula Rays, big Dogtooth Tunas, Barracudas, plenty of Grey Reef Sharks and loads of other fish can be seen here on almost every dive. The wall itself is overgrown with big fan corals, black corals and sponges and this is the home for small creatures like Nudibranchs, Leaf Scorpionfish and Pygmy Seahorse. In our opinion Albatross is the best dive in the Kavieng area and a must for every visiting diver (www.lissenung.com)
Lemus Island

#8 - Lemus Island

Papua New Guinea, New Ireland

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Drift around the southern point of the island. Better starting on the left side and ending on the right side at about a nice small white sand beach breaking through the reef. Lots of fish and fan corals. Access by boat, 20-25 min. from Kavieng
Matrix

#9 - Matrix

Papua New Guinea, New Ireland

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This is probably the most beautiful drift dive in Kavieng. Fantastic hard corals in the shallows and huge fan corals from 20m (65ft) downwards make a beautiful scenery. And as you drift along you may see Mobula Rays, Turtles, Sea Snakes and of course some Sharks (www.lissenung.com)
Lissenung Island House reef

#10 - Lissenung Island House reef

Papua New Guinea, New Ireland

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Surrounding about 2/3 of Lissenung Island, this reef is an ideal spot for photographers and for night diving. You may encounter Seahorse, six different species of Clownfish, Cockatoo Waspfish, Crocodile Fish, all up almost 175 different species of fish call our small house reef their home. Off the island is also the wreck of a small yacht, which was sunk in the 70ies. Source: lissenung.com Access from Kavieng 20 minutes by boat
Otto's

#11 - Otto's

Papua New Guinea, New Britain

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Otto's is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Papua New Guinea, New Britain which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Vanessa

#12 - Vanessa

Papua New Guinea, New Britain

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Vanessa is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Papua New Guinea, New Britain which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Inglis

#13 - Inglis

Papua New Guinea, New Britain

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Near Kimbe
Loloata Island

#14 - Loloata Island

Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby

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Every thing from macro to big and rare species Loloata island
Halfway Reef

#15 - Halfway Reef

Papua New Guinea, Lae

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Three pinnacles starting at 120ft and dropping away to huge depths (300ft+). Excellent vis mostly. Great marine biodiversity. This great dive sits halfway in between Lae and Salamaua-the Sand Bridge. There are other numerous dive sites here, such as the flat top Mecca. i shall add these when I find my old log book. It has wall to wall soft corals, sponges, gorgonians (8ft+ in length) etc. It has it all. I have met other who have dived there too and all rave about it. Trips to Salamaua can be arranged by Dive Ventures Australia.