10 nights / 9 days of pristine diving
November 23 - December 3, 2018
Tufi Resort -- Tufi Resort in PNG is a personalized boutique hotel nestled atop a breath-taking fjord, with 180 degree panoramic views of the sea, fjords and mountains. Tufi is located in Oro Province 250 miles due east of the capital Port Moresby and only 80 miles from the famous Kokoda Trail. Lodging rooms include 24-hour electricity, air-conditioning, hot water, bedroom with ensuite facilities, hair dryer, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Most bungalows have verandahs overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi fjord.
Resort amenities include an in-ground pool with views of the fjord below, a terraced BBQ area, pool and table tennis, lounge bar area, and a library. The main building is of a colonial design with comfortable, cool breezeways and natural lighting. Inside you will find reception, gift shop, library lounge and TV, and the spacious dining area. Meals include a selection of local seafood, vegetables and tropical fruits served in the resort's lovely dining room, or you may enjoy the BBQ grill on the fjord terrace. Tufi's bar stocks a nice selection of wines and ice-cold beer.
Activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, bush and nature walks, paddle boards, hobby cats, canoeing, traditional outrigger safaris, kayaking, trekking, bird watching, beach BBQ, and memorable cultural interactions with the nearby village. There, guests may experience and participate in everyday activities like sago-making, net weaving, spear manufacturing, tapa printing, face and body tattooing. As you prefer, you can enjoy solitude, or commune with guests and villagers. Above all, Tufi is a stress-free environment where the locals are warm and friendly and the scuba diving is superb.
Tufi's Pristine Diving -- Tufi's outer reef experience is unsurpassed, with a choice of dozens of world-class dive sites, and the chance for big animal encounters. The fjords are excellent for macro diving with gobies, nudibranch, shrimps and clams. Because there is very little current movement in the fjords, many sponges and coral species grow prolifically and there are some very large sponges and shelf corals. Divers interested in wrecks can dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the "S Jacob" or the "Blackjack," an intact B17 bomber, as specialty charter dives.
Spectacular marine life is in abundance: schooling barracuda and reef fish, hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grouper and cruising pelagic as well as soft and hard corals. The resort is well appointed with dive boats. The 30-foot dive boat, Crystal, is spacious and has comfortable seating. She includes a shower and toilet facilities and is well equipped with all safety features. A cruising speed of 20 knots provides divers shorter travel times, and more time underwater. The resort has four other smaller multi-purpose boats equipped for diving, fishing or sightseeing. All vessels are fully equipped with first aid kits and oxygen.
Additional Information -- For a great deal of valuable info, please consult Tufi Resort's FAQ
Join in the fun -- If you'd like to join in this unique diving adventure, please contact Island Dreams now. 1-800-346-6116, or email Tina@divetrip.com. We are here to serve you.
|Island Dreams to Tufi Resort
November 23- December 3, 2018
|Itinerary||Dates at the Resort||Pricing||Deluxe Room
price per person
price per person
|10-nights at Tufi Resort
Please see detailed itinerary below
|November 23 - December 3, 2018||Tufi Resort - Lodging, meals, and diving||$3760||$4110|
|Round-trip flight Port Moresby / Tufi Station||$ 450|
|Chamber Fee||$3.80 per day, charged at the resort|
|2018 - Friday, November 23||Depart Port Moresby, approximately 2:30 pm, on PNG Air. Check into Tufi Resort.|
|Saturday, November 24||Wharf check-out dive in the morning; two-tank fjord diving in the afternoon|
|Sunday, November 25||Three-tank outer reef diving|
|Monday, November 26||Three-tank fjord diving|
|Tuesday, November 27||Three-tank outer reef diving|
|Wednesday, November 28||Three-tank fjord diving|
|Thursday, November 29||Three-tank outer reef diving|
|Friday, November 30||Three-tank fjord diving|
|Saturday, December 1||Three-tank outer reef diving|
|Sunday, December 2||Two-tank fjord diving; afternoon village cultural tour|
|Monday, December 3||Depart Tufi Resort; arrive Port Moresby approximately 11:25 am. Schedule your outbound flight for 2 pm or later.|
|All rates are per person on a twin-share basis in US dollars and are subject to change. If you are a solo traveler, Island Dreams may be able to match you with a same-gender roommate. Just email or give us a call.
Air Transfers: Our group will fly PNG Air from Port Moresby to Tufi Station. Island Dreams will handle those flight arrangements.
Program Includes: Transfers from Tufi Station air strip to Tufi Resort, lodging, meal plan, and scuba diving as described in the itinerary.
Meal Plan Includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, and three-course dinner. Coffee, tea, and water are included. Other beverages are additional.
Rates do not include: International airfare to Port Moresby, gratuities, bar bill, dive equipment rentals, additional optional touring, and all other expenses of a personal nature.