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The Witu Islands, located off the coast of West New Britain in Papua New Guinea, are a hidden gem in the diving world. These volcanic islands are less frequented by tourists, offering a serene and unspoiled diving experience. The area is known for its dramatic underwater landscapes, including volcanic formations and lush coral gardens. The volcanic origins of the islands contribute to the unique topography, including underwater lava formations and caves. The islands' remote location means that the reefs are in pristine condition, offering an untouched and authentic dive experience

When To Go Diving

Ideal diving conditions are typically found from May to November, coinciding with the dry season and offering clearer waters and more stable weather conditions. During this period, divers can enjoy water temperatures ranging from 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F), providing comfortable conditions for extended dives. The visibility here is generally very good, often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet)

What to see

The area is teeming with a variety of fish, from colorful reef fish to larger pelagic species. Encounters with barracudas, reef sharks, and occasional larger sharks are common. The islands boast a diverse range of corals, including vibrant soft corals and large sea fans, set against a backdrop of black volcanic sand, providing a unique and visually stunning diving experience


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