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Diving with Lissenung Island Resort New Ireland, PNG

5 – 15 June 2010

We have been on idyllic Lissenung Island Resort since June 5 and have spent wonderful time catching up with our friends Dietmar and Ange Amon, the owners and operators of this lovely little dive resort in the Pacific. In the past, Dietmar and Ange have house sat for us while we were away […]

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Malagan Tatanua Masks of Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

11 & 14 June 2010

We met a fascinating Papua New Guinean artist by the name of Fabian Paino. He carves Malagan wooden sculptures, the ceremonial art of New Ireland’s living culture.

His work is now found amongst people’s collection from all over the world although Fabian still does not consider himself a master carver. He will be famous […]

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Critters of Kimbe Bay and Witu Islands

13 May – 3 June 2010

Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay

Dickie’s Place, Witu Islands

The many shoals and sea mounts in Kimbe Bay are popular to many divers in the lookout for sharks, schooling fish in the blue and some tunas passing through. But one type of dive that’s not everyone’s cup of tea and is an acquired […]

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Legendary FeBrina liveaboard in Father’s Reef and Witu Island, Kimbe Bay

25 May – 3 June 2009

Brandford Shoal, Kimbe Bay

Kilibob’s Knob, Father’s, Kimbe Bay

Dickie’s Place, Garove Island, Witu Islands

Alan Raabe is the well loved captain of one of the world’s best known liveboards. He is Australian and has been operating in Kimbe Bay for the past 17 years running a wonderful boat named FeBrina. It comfortably fits 12 […]

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Walindi Plantation Resort, Kimbe Bay, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010

Walindi Plantation Resort

Australians Max and his wife Cecilie were agriculturists when they bought an oil palm plantation in West New Britain, PNG in 1969.  The Benjamins’ plantation is an 800 acre property along the western shore of Kimbe Bay. Running through the property is a creek called Walindi in the local language. Avid […]

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Mahonia Na Dari – Guardians of the Sea – Kimbe Bay, PNG

Many thanks to Tansy Bliss’ text below, we are able to tell you through her writing and Yogi’s photos how brilliant this local NGO is at the heart of Kimbe Bay, West New Britain. Tansy is a naturalist and the Eco-tourism Officer of  Mahonia Na Dari.

By Tansy Bliss

Mahonia Na Dari Research and Conservation Centre is […]

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Beautiful Walindi, Kimbe Bay, West New Britain, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010

Walindi Plantation Resort

This is Yogi’s fourth and my third time in Walindi Plantation Resort. Needless to say, we simply adore it here. After diving many great spots in Asia during this expedition, we ask ourselves, do we still love it here? The answer is a resounding YES! And now that we can […]

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So Long Asia, Hello Pacific!

13 – 25 May 2009

Our first Pacific country in the Coral Triangle is Papua New Guinea (PNG). As soon as we stepped into the Air Niugini flight to PNG while in the Manila airport, we felt closer to the Pacific. We were homeward bound! We have four months to go till the end of our expedition!

Pardon […]