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Tawali Leisure & Dive Resort

Alotau, Papua New Guinea
About Tawali Leisure & Dive Resort
Tucked away, only accessible by boat, sits what may be Papua New Guinea's best kept scuba diving secret - Tawali Resort. Welcome to the exotic culture of Papua New Guinea. Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the clear protected waters of Milne Bay, Tawali offers travellers a unique location to dive, relax and enjoy the unspoiled wonders of this magnificent part of the world.
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Tawali Diving Package

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6 days
from US$2,390.77
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Irene (iFotoTravel) Isaacson wrote a review Mar 2020
Buddina, Australia2130 contributions140 helpful votes
This was one of the onshore activities offered by our P&O cruise when visiting Alotau. It was the only full-day excursion possible. It took an hour by a small bus/coach to drive to the jetty to board a large dive boat to access the Tavali Dive Resort which was about an hour away. The boat trip was quite nice as we got to see some of the coastline of Milne Bay. Once we arrived at the jetty of the Dive resort, we snorkeled the small bay next to the jetty as the reef was just there, on the shore virtually. The coral was quite pretty with a few fish, including small clownfish. The water was crystal clear and warm. After an hour of snorkeling, we had a tour of the resort itself including some of the rooms, and then were offered a smorgasbord lunch. The lunch deck was picturesque with lovely views to the ocean through the tropical landscape. After we set off again by boat, another 20 mins along the coast to alight by dinghy to the shore where Skull Cave was in the sandstone cliff rock, about 50m from the shore. A few locals were there and had set up some small stalls to sell their wares. Unfortunately, not many of us had local (kina) currency with us to offer them. The cave was quite amazing, full of human skulls dating back to WWII. We were offered to touch them and pick them up to pose for photos, but I just felt this was a little too familiar and irreverent. But it was worth visiting and listening to the story behind the cave. All in all, it was a full day, and an enjoyable one. The staff at the resort were very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Apparently the diving around there is quite good, with WWII wrecks, some pelagic fish/sharks and at times manta rays and whale sharks. But the resort is not particularly cheap to stay at and being remote, access is by flying into Alotau and then by boat.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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