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Tufi Resort

Tufi Resort in PNG is a personalized boutique resort, nestled atop a breath-taking fjord, with 180º panoramic views of the sea, fjords and mountains. The resort is located in Oro Province 250 miles due east of the capital Port Moresby and only 80 miles from the famous Kokoda Trail. Resort amenities include a terraced BBQ area, swimming pool with views of the fjord below, lounge bar area, dining area, library and dive centre. Tufi Resort offers a wide variety of diving experiences. These include diving the tropical fiords, the outer reefs and WWII wrecks.

Tufi Resort’s accommodation features all the creature comforts, including insect screens, 24 hour electricity, air-conditioning, hot water, ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, fridge and coffee & tea making facilities. Tufi Resort offers 3 types of accommodation, Standard Room, Deluxe Room and Deluxe Bungalow.

Guests at Tufi Resort can dine on a selection of local seafood, vegetables and tropical fruits in the resort dining area or enjoy a BBQ grill on the fjord terrace, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and ice-cold beer. The resort’s local chefs do a wonderful job creating daily set menus, utilising the freshest, seasonal mainland and local produce available, with a strong emphasis on reef fish and seafood. The resort also provides a range of western cuisine including meat and chicken dishes as well as an array of local cuisine specialty dishes.

Diving with Tufi Resort
From Tufi Resort you can dive a variety of sites, including tropical fjords, outer reefs and WWII wrecks. When scuba diving the fjords, you can find unique macro critters such as gobies, nudibranchs, shrimps, mandarin fish, ghost pipefish and pygmy seahorse. The fjords are also home to WWII PT boat wrecks that can be easily dived. As there is very little current movement in the fjords, many sponges and coral species grow prolifically and there are some very large sponges and shelf corals in the fjords that are not common on the outer reefs.

Five to ten nautical miles offshore lies a string of reefs – ‘bommies’ – that come up from a staggering depth of up to 600m to a nice safety-stop level of 7-5m below the surface. The outer reefs normally have very good visibility and spectacular marine life in abundance, including schooling barracuda and reef fish, a variety of sharks including Hammerheads and an abundance of critters, ideal for macro photography. The majority of reefs in the region remain unexplored and it will be some time before the full diversity of the Tufi reefs is known. Favourite outer reef dive sites include Cyclone Cay, Black Rocks, Stewarts Reef and Shark Tip. From Tufi Resort you can also dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the ‘S Jacob’ or ‘Blackjack’ – an intact B17 bomber – as specialty charter dives.