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Scuba Ventures, Kavieng are Nusa's dive service provider. For more information, follow the below link to their website.
We arrange snorkelling tours to the many islands and inshore reef systems. Anything from 1 hour through to half or full day trips can be arranged.
The Kavieng area is renowned for its diversity & has rapidly become highly regarded amongst the diving community. From encounters with big pelagics to drifting along plunging coral encrusted walls, exploring WWII wrecks or muck diving, you can do it all. Those suitably experienced also have the option to dive or snorkel the freshwater sinkholes and caves which are located on the New Ireland mainland.
Diving in Kavieng is enjoyed all year round and is suitable for all experience levels and interests. The Retreat's dedicated dive operator, Scuba Ventures, provides an easy, hassle free dive service for in-house guests. Scuba Ventures focus on small group diving providing a safe, world class diving adventure with quality guidance during your personalised tour of the many famous dive sites.
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For those who prefer being on the surface, the shoaly reefs within Kavieng Harbour also make for great snorkelling. There is an Asian style long-line ship wreck that lies just to the North of the Retreat and WWII 'Jake' sunken off a shallow reef inside the harbour. Both are within easy reach - grab a canoe or kayak and paddle yourself out to these easily accessible snorkeling sites.
Nago Island is another nearby location that deserves a visit. Adjacent to Nusa, Nago makes for a great site visit with a good shaded beach that has the finest of white sands dropping away to crystal clear waters for snorkelling & swimming. Nago is also the home of PNG National Fisheries Authority's mariculture and hatchery. This facility attracts all manner of visiting marine researchers working on their various marine projects. Site tours and information sessions can be arranged with notice.
We can also arrange snorkelling & sightseeing tours to one of the many islands and inshore reef systems. Anything from 1 hour through to half or full day trips can be arranged.