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Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea

A person paddleboards over a reef at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A view of water and mountains with a restaurant in the foreground at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
Interior of a deluxe bungalow at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
Deluxe bungalow interior at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A bed in a deluxe room at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
The interior of a standard room at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A meal sits atop a dining table at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A person enjoys dessert at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A cocktail on a table at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
Two people on a small wind sailing vessel at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A person kayaking at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
Tables in the restaurant at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A group of people pose for a photo at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A person stands atop a viewpoint at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A swimming pool with chairs at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
Pool loungers under an umbrella next to the pool at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
People gather in traditional clothing around a fire at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A man in traditional dress represents his culture at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
An aerial view of Papua New Guinea
Tables in a restaurant at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A long table is set for dinner at dusk at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
Boats at a dock at the watersports center at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea
A scuba diver strides into the water from a dive boat at Tufi Resort Papua New Guinea


Destination: Papua New Guinea

Tufi Dive Resort, Oro Province, Tufi 246, Papua New Guinea |  Full-board + 2 dives from $440++/ppn

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Tufi Dive Resort Quick Pitch

This personalized boutique resort is a hidden oasis nestled atop a breathtaking fjord, with 180º panoramic views of the sea, excellent year-round diving, including many uncharted reefs waiting to be explored.


Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 23
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: AC, WiFi, massage & spa, pool, table tennis, billiard table, BBQ area, lounge bar, library and more
  • WiFi: Yes, surcharge
  • Nearest International Airport: Jacksons International Airport
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, free


Tufi Resort Layout

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How to Get There

The Resort is situated in Oro Province on NE side of mainland PNG, 250km (155mi) from the capital, Port Moresby. Tufi Resort is only accessible by plane. The airstrip at Tufi is a 3-minute walk from the hotel and airport transfers are available.


Dive Overview

The stunning marine biodiversity makes this a unique reef system. Coral outcrops are so abundant with fish, that the saying “more fish than water” is a common phrase. Pelagic schools of tuna, Spanish mackerel, barracuda, white tip and black tip reef sharks, hammerheads and the rare white hammerheads, inhabit these exotic waters. Turtles, manta rays and eagle rays are also seen cruising by. Tufi is home to world-class diving and has some of the most experienced professional divers in Papua New Guinea on their dive team.


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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Tufi Dive Resort Accommodation Overview

There are a total of 26 rooms/cabins: 10 Deluxe Bungalows (1 Queen bed, 1 Single/Day bed, all sea views), 6 Deluxe Rooms (1 Queen bed, all sea views) and 10 Standard Rooms (1 Queen bed, no sea views). Accommodation features include polished timber floors and all the creature comforts including insect screens, 24-hour electricity, air-conditioning, hot water, bedroom with ensuite, hairdryer, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Most bungalows have verandahs overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi fjord.


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Deluxe Bungalow

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Deluxe & Standard Rooms


Tufi Village Guesthouse Stays

Scattered throughout the Oro province surrounding beautiful Tufi are a number of Guesthouses you can stay at. Tufi Resort can put together day trips or go for 2 to 6 days staying at village guesthouses along the way. The resort can organize drop-offs to and pickups from any guest house using the resorts transfer boat. Combine a guesthouse stay with a resort stay and experience the best Tufi has to offer traditionally and in style.

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Resort Facilities

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Tufi Dive Resort Features

  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • TV area
  • Gift Shop
  • Bar
  • Inground Pool
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis


Tufi Dive Resort Food & Drinks

Typically guests dine on a selection of local seafood, vegetables and tropical fruits in the resort dining room or enjoy a BBQ grill on the fjord terrace, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and ice-cold beer.


Tufi Dive Resort Activities

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Bush and nature walks
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddleboards
  • Hobby cats
  • Canoeing
  • Traditional outrigger safaris
  • Kayaking
  • Trekking
  • Bird watching
  • Beach BBQ
  • Great cultural interaction in the village

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Package & Rates

Tufi Dive Resort Rates

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Dive & Stay Packages

Dive & Stay Packages are available. Contact us for more information.

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Accommodation rates - TUFI RESORT

Rates include ALL MEALS and AIRPORT TRANSFERS in Tufi plus FREE snorkeling and use of canoes/kayaks/SUP boards on house reef. All Rates are per person / per night. Rates are valid until December 31, 2024.

Deluxe Bungalows$330$250 (double/triple)$140
Deluxe Rooms$290$210-
Standard Rooms$235$160-



Village Stay$130
Boat Transfer (long)$100
Boat Transfer (short)$40

One-way boat transfers are also available. Contact us for details.

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Diving Rates

All activities and tours are weather dependent. If activities are impossible due to weather/boat or any unexpected reason, any monies paid will be transferrable to other activities but is not refundable. Diving rates are with or without a guide. Chamber Levy PGK 20.00/day Excluded - Payable at Resort. Landowner Tax for Canoeing, Walking, Snorkelling & Diving is Excluded. Rates are valid until December 31, 2024.





2 tank outer reef dives


3 tank outer reef dives


6 tank o/reef dive pack



FJORD Diving

2 tank outer reef dives$145
3 tank outer reef dives$180
6 tank o/reef dive pack$360


House Reef Wharf Diving



1 tank wharf dive


2 tank wharf dives


3 tank wharf dives






1 Night wharf dive (Dusk to Dark)


Specialty Wreck Dives: Black Jack B17 Bomber (November to April only – Min-6 pax / Max-8 pax)


Specialty Wreck Dives: PISTOFF B25 Mitchell Bomber




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Dive Information

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PNG General Information

Forming the northern coast of the main island of Papua New Guinea, the scenery in this region could be described as tropical fiords - gorgeous, lush, green, and very isolated, with no roads leading to it. The diving is a mix of critter diving and great reefs. Offering unsurpassed experiences diving the unchartered reefs with a variety of sharks and big reef fish, the famous WWII wrecks or searing for the critters in the fjords. November through to June is generally considered the best season for diving.


Scuba Diving at Tufi 

The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with a choice of dozens of world-class dive sites. Moor onto a few of our favourites, Cyclone Cay, Black Rocks, Stewarts Reef and Shark Tip.

Dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the “S Jacob” or Blackjack – an intact B17 bomber – as specialty charter dives. Spectacular marine life in abundance: schooling barracuda and reef fish, hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grouper and cruising pelagic as well as soft and hard corals. A pristine environment unspoiled.

The fjords are excellent for macro diving with gobies, nudibranch, shrimps and clams. These animals can be seen by diving, but conditions are also ideal for snorkeling. Because 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 that are not common on the outer reefs.

5-10 nautical miles offshore lies a string of reefs – ‘bommies’ that come up from a staggering depth of up to 600 m to a nice safety-stop level of 7-5 m below the surface. The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with visibility exceeding 30m all year round and water temperature from 26-29°C.

Spectacular marine life in abundance with schooling barracuda and reef fish, a variety of sharks including the rare white Hammerhead Shark and an abundance of little 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. The resort focuses on reef and muck diving and all diving is carried out under the guidance of PADI dive professionals.

The resort is well appointed with dive boats. Crystal at 30 foot, is spacious and has comfortable seating. The boat features a shower and toilet facility and is well equipped with all safety features. A cruise speed of 20 knots provides divers less time traveling and more time underwater.

All vessels are fully equipped with first aid kits and oxygen therapy equipment. The resort has four other smaller multi-purpose boats equipped for diving, fishing or sightseeing. 


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Dive Center Information

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Tufi Dive Resort Dive Center Overview

The resort has been operating for over 30 years and has an established international reputation as being a scuba divers premier destination. Why? Outstanding scuba diving experiences to be had on close by exquisite reef structures, macro diving at the dive shop wharf, WW2 PT boat wreck diving and leisurely fjord reef diving. The water temperature range is commonly between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius and visibility around 30m. Scuba divers with varying experience and certification levels will appreciate the range and type of diving available at Tufi. The dive staff are PADI professionals and the equipment well maintained.


Dive Center Features

  • Minimum diver’s qualification: No Minimum
  • Diving skill level: Caters for all experience and certification levels
  • Dive tank valves: INT, DIN
  • Dive tanks available: Mostly 11.5 litre Aluminium, 15L tanks also available
  • Nitrox: Not Available
  • Re-breather: Not Available
  • Dive, Snorkelling Staff: Guide ratio: 7 - Guide ratio will depend on divers experience
  • Rental gear: Available - , Aqualung BCD’s Regulators, Suunto Computers, Masks, Fins, Wetsuits.
  • Dive courses available: PADI: Open water to dive master, some specialities by request
  • Dive retail shop: Small, limited retail products
  • Dive boats: 4 customised dive boats around 30ft in length
  • Water sports equipment: Canoes, windsurfers, hobie cats


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Other Information

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Practical Information 

  • Electricity: 240 V
  • Time zone: UTC+10
  • Languages: English
  • Accept Credit Cards?: Yes, Visa, MasterCard & American Express

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