New Hanover Special

New Hanover with Lissenung

During this trip, we stay at ‘Clem’s Place’ on Tunnung Island off the North coast of New Hanover and dive some fantastic sites up there! Weather depending, these may include Chapman’s Reef, the wreck of the ‘Sanko Maru’ with her accompanying Midget Submarine as well as a couple other shipwrecks. Chapman’s is well known for its resident family of Giant Groupers and the ‘Sanko Maru’ is probably the most beautifully overgrown shipwreck in the Pacific. This sites are normally only dived during a liveaboard trip and hence only a very few times of the year.

Inclusions:
· 5 nights accommodation in a double/twin room with private facilities at Lissenung Island Resort
· 2 nights accommodation in a double/twin room with share facilities at ‘Clem’s Place’ on Tunnung Island
· Return airport transfer
· Return boat transfer to Clem’s Place
· All meals
· 5 days with 2 boat dives per day
· 2 night dives at the ‘Sanko Maru’
· Tanks, weights, dive guide, snacks onboard dive boat
· Complimentary shore diving on Lissenung House Reef
· Complimentary “sun-downer” wine at Clem’s Place
· Complimentary image downloading and CD/DVD burning

 

Sample 8-Day Itinerary:

Day 1:
· Arrival at Kavieng and transfer to Lissenung Island
· Overnight at Lissenung Island Resort

Day 2:
· 2 boat dives on some of Lissenung’s famous dive sites such as Albatross Passage or Peter’s Patch
· Free shore diving in the afternoon at Lissenung Island
· Overnight at Lissenung Island Resort

Day 3:
· Depart for northern New Hanover in the Pacific. The boat ride over will take approx. 2.5 hours
· 2 boat dives around Three Islands Harbor where we will explore some rarely dived wrecks, incl.  the ‘Sanko Maru’ with the accompanying Midget Submarine.
· 1 night dive at the ‘Sanko Maru’
· Overnight at ‘Clem’s Place’ on Tunnung Island

Day 4:
· 2 boat dives at Chapman’s Reef off the western-most point of New Hanover. Please be aware that these dive might be in some very strong current.
· 1 night dive at the ‘Sanko Maru’
· Overnight at ‘Clem’s Place’ on Tunnung Island

Day 5:
· 2 boat dives around New Hanover
· In the afternoon, return to Lissenung Island Resort
· Overnight at Lissenung Island Resort

Day 6:
· 2 boat dives on some of Lissenung’s famous dive sites such as Echuca Patch or Helmut’s Reef
· Free shore diving in the afternoon at Lissenung Island
· Overnight at Lissenung Island Resort

Day 7:
· Rest day
· Possibility for a Full Day Island Village Tour
· Overnight at Lissenung Island Resort

Day 8:
· Depart Lissenung Island Resort or stay on for some more awesome diving!  (Normal accommodation and diving rates apply!)

This is a sample itinerary only and it is subject to change without notice, depending on weather conditions. Satellite phone, Oxygen and First Aid equipment and spare parts kit are on board the dive boat. Please note that the guest house visited might be quite basic. However, the experience you will gain during this trip will be very much worth the effort!

Cost:
Price depends on number of divers in the group, so please contact us to discuss.

Conditions:
· Minimum 4, maximum 6 divers
· Group rates and other special offers do not apply
· Divers should hold a minimum of Advanced Open Water plus 50 dives, or Open Water plus 100 dives. Please present logbook for verification.
· Divers must hold DAN insurance.
· Divers have to pay an Environment & Safety Fee of K 12.00 / AUD 4.00 per person / dive day. This amount helps fund the recommpression facility in Port Moresby as well as environmental programs throughout PNG. This is not an insurance and does neither cover evacuation nor chamber treatment.
· A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking. Final payment must be made 45 days prior to arrival at Lissenung Island Resort.

· Cancellation policy applies as follows:
Cancellations more than 45 days prior to arrival – full refund
Cancellation 30 – 45 days prior to arrival – a 20% cancellation fee is charged
Cancellation within 30 days of arrival – no refund is given