Diving Kavieng, PNG – August 2017
Kavieng is situated at the northern tip of New Ireland, a long narrow island, 90 minutes flight from Port Moresby. It has often been described as a “typical Somerset Maughan south sea island port”.
The New Irelanders are a friendly people who have maintained their traditional lifestyle. Their main traditional culture is related to the Malagan concept, which embodies the relationships central to the social organisation and kinship ties linking social groups in the villages. The Malagan themes are reflected in their stylistically distinctive carvings and art traditions.
During WWII, Kavieng was at the front line of the Japanese’ southward advance and many of New Ireland’s towns, infrastructure and industry was destroyed. The area is littered with silent reminders of those days gone by both above and under the water.
Kavieng and the surrounding area offers a range of accommodation, beautiful beaches and excellent reef and wreck diving. A road links north to south and is made from crushed coral. Travel is easier by boat and the interesting Malangan culture in the northern and central part of the island is unique within the Pacific. Sorcery, shark calling, surfing, snorkeling, diving and gourmet seafood including coconut crabs, crayfish, reef-fish and unpolluted shellfish make New Ireland and its outer islands an escapists dream.
From $2,745 per diver
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