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Dive Review of Tufi Dive in
Papua New Guinea/Tufi Province

Tufi Dive: "Exciting guided land tours with diving is as good as it gets.", Mar, 2015,

by Roger D Roth, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 8429 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Tufi offers innumerable small critters like nudibranchs, thorny oysters, pipefish, waspfish, and crabs as well as larger fish including various snapper species, rabbitfish, moorish idols, goatfish, squirrelefish, as well as various triggerfishes, butterflyfishes, anemonefishes, and sweetlips. An occasional blacktip shark, epaulette shark, lobsters, Napoleon (Maori) wrasse, and hawksbill turtles can be found around Tufi's reefs. Various Shrimpgobies with their partner shrimps are easy to spot and the giant moray eels will spot you before you see them.

Schools of jacks and barracudas inhabit some reefs along with schools of spadefish that will follow divers throughout the entire dive. There are also some huge plate corals as well as fields of staghorn, lettuce, and leaf corals.

Tufi's house reef still has its resident mandarinfish that easy to find at night along with many other critters like cuttlefish, pipefish, devil scorpionfish and more.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that 6-8 staff members that I knew from about 10 years ago are still there and still doing a great job!
Websites Tufi Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Lembeh Strait, Fiji, Hawaii, Belize, Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Caribbean, Mexico
Closest Airport POM Getting There LAX - POM - Tufi

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive safely within computer limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments The staff takes great care to pay attention to how UWPs want their rigs handled.
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