Kimbe Bay, on the north coast of New Britain, is best known in diving circles as the location of Walindi Resort. From this world-renown spot you can dive inside Kimbe Bay then join a liveaboard to head east to the Fathers Islands or north-west to the Witus. The entire region has bountiful marine life, warm water and superb visibility.
Kimbe Bay | Reef surfaces are encrusted with pristine corals and sponges, minute boxer crabs live in the rubble and moray eels free swim around your fins. There are plenty of grey whaler and whitetip reef sharks.
The Fathers | Open water reefs thick with damselfish, angels and fairy basslets; huge schools of barracuda, Spanish mackerel and schooling jacks; octopus mate as you watch and you can snorkel with spinner dolphins.
The Witus | Tiny, primeval bays surrounded by coconut palms, ficus and liana vines. Underwater, black sand is dotted with detritus and a mass of weird critters. Tiny green crabs take on the appearance of coralline algae, hairy pink sangian crabs on a sponge and spider crabs pretend to be seagrass.