Vacation at Jais Aben Resort  near Madang, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia South Pacific
 

Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
 near Madang, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, South Pacific

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Scuba Diving at Jais Aben Resort

Jais Aben Resort - Madang Lagoon Scuba DivingMadang, on PNG's north coast, has the reputation of being one of the most ecologically diverse reef systems in the world. Within this tiny area exists an abundance of reef marine life such as anemones, ghost pipefish, feather stars, mandarin fish, barrel sponges and gorgonian fans to name but a few.

It contains up to 1000 fish species, 800 hard and soft corals, 400 nudibranchs and 9 species of anemones. With its reef-fringed lowlands and excellent year round visibility, the area is a highly popular location for both novice and serious divers. Aside from the many sunken ships and WW2 aircraft wrecks which attract a lot of attention, reef and pelagic fish are plentiful. Among the hundreds of species of fish are game fish like tuna, mackerel, barracuda, marlin, yellow fin and wahoo, all a very short range from shore. Volcanic islands and magnificent rugged mountain backdrops make for a magnificent setting from any vantage point.

Madang lagoon is an area approximately 15km long and 4km wide, starting from Madang town at the south extreme and stretching to Alexishafen in the north, with the most eastern point being Pig (Tab) island. The outer perimeter of the lagoon consists of a series of islands connected by coral reef. This forms a mini barrier reef of steep walls with each dive site having a variety of coral structures. At several places the outer reef has breaks or passages, allowing for greater water flow on incoming tides and thus an increase in schooling fish life. Within the lagoon are sheltered wrecks and patch reefs which being shallower, allow for more bottom time to appreciate a variety of smaller fish life, shrimp and nudibranchs.

Madang Lagoon Papua New GuineaOur dive sites are close which means minimal time in boats and plenty of time for diving. Our water is warm, averaging 28 C for most of the year. As the dive shop is located right on the water's edge there is no lugging of heavy dive gear and our house reef means you can shore dive whenever you like.

Our usual dive program consists of 2 morning dives and an afternoon dive. Dive sites are selected on the day based on weather and current conditions. We aim to offer the best site for that day, given the prevailing conditions.

Diving is operated by our dive shop at Jais Aben Resort. All bookings are made through reception at the main desk.

 

Scuba Diving at Jais Aben Resort Papua New GuineaClimate

  • Air temperature 25 C to 30 C year round

  • The water temperature 27 C to 29 C year round

  • The wet season is Dec to April and is characterized by calm seas and tropical downpours during the evenings.

  • The dry season is June to October and is generally hot and dry with strong southerly winds, which can cause the seas to become rough.

  • Please note, however, that the seasons can vary.


Dive Rates
(1 Kina = approximately AU$.41 – exchange rates fluctuate)

1 Dive K145.00
2 Dives per morning K290.00
3 Dives in 1 day K425.00
Snorkeling trip half day (all in) K110.00


 

 
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