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Old 20-04-2002, 03:19 PM
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BEARINGS - Getting here

A number of flights come to Port Moresby from Australia; direct connections are also available from places like Singapore, Manila, and Hong Kong. Air Niugini, the national airline operates in conjunction with a number of other airlines, on the web at:

www.pngbd.com

then go to 'Flight Schedule'

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

60-day tourist visas are available on arrival for K25. Obtain visas for longer stays before you depart for PNG. Departure tax is K30.

CUSTOMS

Diving tourists can bring their gear and photo equipment on the understanding that it will be taken out on departure; it may be useful to have a list of your gear with you.
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MONEY

The unit of currency is the kina (say key-nuh). Its value fluctuates wildly. American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted in the towns. Some smaller diving operators may not accept credit cards.

Refer: www.pngbd.com

Exchange Rate area for further information relating to conversions etc.
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CLOTHING

Bring lightweight clothing to protect you from the sun and insects. Women should avoid wearing short shorts in public so as not to offend the locals.

HEALTH

Watch out for malaria - wear protective clothing and apply insect repellant, especially at night. Before your trip, see your doctor for preventive medication, but make sure he is familiar with PNG and diving.
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ACCOMMODATION AND DIVING

Around Madang

Jais Aben Resort, Tel: +(675) 852-3311, Fax: +(675) 852-3560 Email: jaisaben@global.net.pg.
Madang Resort Hotel, Fax: +(675) 852-3543, Email: mrh@meltours.com, Web: www.meltours.com/mrh.html.
Malolo Plantation Lodge, Tel: +(675) 542-1438, Fax: +(675) 542-2470, Email: travel@pngtours.com, Web: www.pngtours.com.
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Around Port Moresby

Loloata Island Resort, Tel: +(675) 325-8590, Fax: +(675) 325-8933, Email: loloata@daltron.com.pg.
The Dive Centre, Tel: +(675) 320-1200, Fax: +(675) 320-1257, Email: divecentrepng@datec.com.pg.
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Around Kimbe

Walindi Resort, Tel: +(675) 983-5441, Fax: +(675) 983-5638, Email: walindi@datec.com.pg, Web: www.walindi.com.

Max Banjamin - Owner Manager at Walindi Resort:
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LIVE-ABOARDS

Dolphin Enterprises (MV Golden Dawn), Tel: +(675) 325-6500, Fax: +(675) 325-0302, Email: dive@mvgoldendawn.com, Web: www.mvgoldendawn.com.

FeBrina (TSMV FeBrina), Tel: +(675) 983-5441, Fax: +(675) 983-5638, Email: walindi@datec.com.pg, Web: www.febrina.com.
Melanesian Discoverer, Fax: +(675) 852-3543, Email: md@meltours.com.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (MV Paradise Sport), Email: resv@mikeball.com, Web: www.mikeball.com.

MV Chertan, Tel: +(675) 641-1167, Fax: +(675) 641-1291.

Peter Hughes Diving Inc (MV Star Dancer), Tel: +(1-305) 669-9391, Fax: +(1-305) 669-9475, Email: dancer@peterhughes.com, www.peterhughes.com.

Niugini Diving: Check out Rod Pearce's website:
www.niuginidiving.com
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MORE INFORMATION ON PNG

PNG Divers Association, Tel: +(675) 320-0211, Fax: +(675) 320-0223,

Email: tourismpng@dg.com.pg.

For all information relating to Papua New Guinea, travel around our website: www.pngbd.com
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Its an Adventure

Source:
Paradise Magazine No. 150 March - April, 2002.

Annual Subscription rates for six issued including postage are:
In Papua New Guinea - K50
Australia - K75 or AUD40
Rest of the World - US $40

Contact the Port Moresby office for Advertising and Subscriptions:
Marie Manumanua =675 3212163
email: delta@daltron.com.pg

It's An Adventure !

Imagine a relaxing voyage around the coastline of Papua New Guinea or through untouched islands and pristine reefs. I have done it and want to go again.

'The weather isnot the best at this time of the year. You'll get seasick. What will you do when the others are diving?' were the comments from my friends when I told them I was going to travel from Lae to Alotau on the live-aboard dive boat Barbarian II (Pictured below) with Rod Pearce.
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'One can never be sure of the weather at any time. yes, I will get sick. As it is over 12 years since I dived I will only snorkel.' I answered bravely, but still not sure if I should go.

I am so glad I did. It was exciting, relaxing and I read four books. The colours of the ocean made me wish I was an artist and the starts in the heavens have never looked so close.

One night, Rod showed me the constellations and astrological signs and for the first time, I could actually see the patterns. In crysta. clear water, two Manta Rays swam or flew calmly past me as I snorkelled to the reef (photo below).
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