Milne Bay

  • Milne Bay

    Milne Bay Province begins at Collingwood Bay located at the North coast within the mainland of Papua New Guinea and features the mythical Trobriand Islands, as well as the D’Entrecasteaux and Louisiade Archipelagos toward the East and then ends around the South coast located at Orangerie Bay. Alotau, the provincial capital, is somewhat small town within a marvelous setting, fronting South and East from Milne Bay proper into the Engineer Islands. Verdant tropical hills are definitely the ever present background, flat seaside flatlands allowing way to find oil palm farms and marketplace gardens. Folks here are Melanesian in beginnings that have lean, moderately oriental facial characteristics, and huge wide smiles. They are simply happy folks, endowed with a fair weather conditions and breathtaking natural resources. Coming to Gurney, the town’s airport that only takes 40 minutes to Alotau gives you all the way through palm farms, all through idyllic communities, all through effervescent channels and also on one side, beyond mangroves and beaches and on the opposite, Soaring jungle clad hills. The harbor rushes around with fishing vessels, minimal seaside cargo loaders stacking palm oil and high quality local yield.

    From Alotau dive, boats can arrive at northeast in and around East Cape, headlong Sullivan’s Patches, Banana Bommie and Cobb’s Cliff as well as the superb ruin dive at Observation Point prior to going northwest towards Cape Vogel along with the mythical wreckage of Blackjack and also the B17 bomber. Towards the East the imposing islands of Furgusson, Normanby and very well comprise the D’Entrecasteaux Islands; blanketed in woodland and apparently deserted. In the evening you simply won’t notice a single light on such islands. Or you may go south east towards Samarai, the spot that the terrific cathedral such as jetties of Samarai Wharf produces an awesome dive.

    The diving in Milne Bay is outstandingly diverse – ruin diving, drift dives, wreck dives, wall dives, shallow area reefs and deep oceanic reefs. The general visibility in Milne Bay Province is between 80 feet to 150 feet and it considerably increases all through wet season caused by the dominant currents, whereas the months of July and August are the wettest and visibility stays high between the months of June and October. The precipitation has a tendency to fall largely in the twilights and infrequently upsets daily activities.