Papua New Guinea is located in an area known as the Coral Triangle, a hub of marine life, sustaining the highest rate of diversity of tropical fish and coral in the world. In fact over 50% of the worlds coral species can be found in Papua New Guinea alone.
Specifically, Uluai Island rests in an area called West New Britain – New Britain being the largest of the 200+ islands which form the Bismarck Archipelago and part of the southern ridge of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire.
Pristine and colourful corals are home to a variety of fish, crustacean and invertebrate life. Many of the reefs are home to schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks. A range of shark species have been sighted, including hammerheads, nurse sharks, and silvertips, particularly on the offshore reefs.
Visibility around Uluai varies at different times of the year but can be near crystal at 20-40m (60-120ft) during the month of December. The water temperature hovers around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Farenheit). This is attributed to its protective ring of neighbouring islands and not only makes for beautiful diving conditions, but also contributes to the curiosity and friendliness of the marine life.
Uluai is suitable for divers of all levels - whether you prefer to walk into the water directly off the beach or take a short boat trip to neighbouring reefs, you'll never run out of spots to dive.
We have teamed up with our friends at Walindi dive resort to offer you the best diving experience. This can be arranged at time of booking. For more information please contact us.
As a diver, your help in protecting the reef is extremely important. Diving carefully and considerately, using good buoyancy control and common sense. Most importantly, we ask that you try not to touch the reef or lean on the reef if taking photographs.