New Guinea's premier dive location
things start to happen from the time you arrive in Papua
New Guinea; the vivid colours and startling faces coupled
that marvellous smell of warm earth, sunshine and tropical
plants immediately convey to your senses you are on
vacation. On your Air Niugini flight to Port Moresby
to Hoskins in West New Britain, you will also realise
that this is no ordinary vacation. Mountain ranges that
top 14,000 feet divide the main island. The deeper valleys
remained isolated until early this century; the land
you fly over is occupied by people who have 700 different
languages and cultures that are just as diverse.
located on the north coast of New Britain is world renowned.
The resort's guest book reads like a Who is Who in the
world of sport diving and underwater photography. Voted
as 'the best diving resort anywhere in the world' by
reader surveys, the staff and hospitality at Walindi
will ensure your stay is memorable. Above water, fern
draped bungalows nestle amongst the rainforest along
the beach front. Walindi is not a large dive
resort and that's the way we like to keep it. Catering
for a maximum of twenty-four guests means you receive
the undivided attention you deserve, yet the freedom
to feel every dive has been made for you alone. Good
company, great food, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere
provide the perfect background while you enjoy the delights
of Kimbe Bay. Underwater, Kimbe Bay supports an incredibly
diverse marine habitat. World famous dives with names
like Ema, South Bay, Inglis Shoal, North Ema, Christine's,
Susan's, and Restorff Island are only a few of the more
than 200 reefs and dive sites sprinkled throughout Kimbe
Bay. All are pristine and untouched by a rigid policy
of "Look but don't touch."
70% of all coral species in the Indo-Pacific region
are found in Walindi's waters. No other dive area in
the world can boast such diversity. Walindi management
policy is committed to supporting this unique ecology
both below and above the water. To this end,
the resort is supporting the establishment by the European
Union of a Nature and Marine Research Centre within
the resort grounds, which will continue to monitor and
research all aspects of Kimbe Bay and West New Britain
12 Beachfront Bungalows with private facilities, available
as single, twin, double or triple rooms.
& Library: Situated in the main Plantation House,
with comfortable seating and extensive range of marine,
fiction & non-fiction literature.
Comprehensive with mixed drinks, beer & selection
Room: Next to lounge area - buffet meals with a large
range of tasty dishes, specialising in Asian cuisine.
& Tea: Teas and freshly ground coffee available
at all times in dining room. Coffee & tea making
facilities also available in bungalows.
Times: Breakfast 7.30am to 9.00am; Lunch 12.30pm;
Dinner 7.30pm. Children's' meals are available earlier
240V 50Hz from a generator 24 hours. Flashlights provided
in all bungalows. Special charging facilities available
at dive shop.
Spring water at Walindi is perfectly sound & completely
free of added chemicals.
Included at no extra charge & laundry bags are
provided in each bungalow.
Sitting & Child Minding: Available day or night,
Not expected - if you wish to tip please ask the management.
Facilities: Swimming pool - next to lounge area. Snorkelling
equipment - available for hire. Swimming - anywhere
is suitable - the pool or jetty. Scuba diving - operates
everyday on a 2 dive per day basis. Comprehensive
equipment available for hire from dive shop. Boating
- outboard powered boats available for hire with a
driver. Fishing - available with a guide. Walking
- casual short walks with a guide available. Tennis
Court - next to main house - racquets & balls
available for guest use.
Small library - culture and diving.
A range of artifiacts & souvenirs available for