The Independent State of Papua New Guinea still remains one of the least explored countries in the world. It is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, directly north of Australia. It consists of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea (the western half belonging to Indonesia), as well as a number of offshore islands. Jacksons International Airport is located in the capital city of Port Moresby. Port Moresby is 18 hours ahead of Los Angeles and 15 hours ahead of New York.
Papua New Guinea is part of the Coral Triangle, which as a whole harbors 75 percent of all known coral species, more than half of the world’s reefs, 40 percent of the world’s coral reef fish species, and six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle. Papua New Guinea is surrounded by the waters of the Bismarck, Coral and Solomon Seas which offer an incredible diversity of dive sites. Explore barrier reefs, walls, coral gardens, patch reefs, fringing reefs, sea grass beds, coral atolls and wrecks. We promise you won’t be bored….
Papua New Guinea is a cultural treasure. More than 850 tribes can be found in remote villages throughout the country. These tribes passionately maintain their individual heritage through their art, songs, dances, and ceremonies. Many of these tribes welcome visitors with performances and demonstrations. Be sure to take advantage of this rich experience!