Papua New Guinea

The Conflict Islands Resort

Pelagic Fish Muck/ Macro Off the Beaten Path Expedition Coral


**NOTE: Info page only - no bookings are being taken** - But an information pack is here!

Also check the Undersea Explorer, the dive liveaboard owned by Conflict Islands.


The Conflict Islands - a private resort - offering its accommodation & diving to you.

The resort is inviting interested divers to support the Conflict Islands Conservation Initiative (CICI) & the Coral Sea Foundation - The Sea Women of Melanesia Program. The women in the program, are all from the local Milne Bay area & will be trained in how to protect & conserve the marine environments for the next generations of Papua New Guineans.

Staying in a twin-share, well-appointed Bungalow, you can participate in the Woman’s day program, and see the women grow & learn. When not participating (the choice is yours on the amount of participation), two dives per day are offered from the boat or from the shore with a guide. Relax after diving on your own bungalow veranda or enjoy the beautiful pristine island. The time is yours.

This is an amazing opportunity to see not only how the CICI & Coral Sea Foundation look at reef conservation, but your support for these ladies will be rewarding, as they will be the advocates of marine conservation for the future!


The Conflict Islands Resort is located on Panasesa Island. With very well appointed, classic style wooden Bungalows, each with its own beach facing veranda. The main building is a two-story wooden building set back from the beach with a large outside deck & a private balcony on the second floor. Inside is an air-conditioned lounge & dining area which you can use to relax & unwind. The spacious outside wooden deck, has sun lounges, cushioned chairs. The perfect place to sit back & watch the sunset. With a chef preparing your meals you are assured of quality food, with each meal sourced from the ocean as well as special imported Australian Beef. Fresh fruit & filtered water is available from the main saloon area throughout the day, as well as a small bar with alcoholic drinks (at extra cost). When you are not diving you can use the kayaks or perhaps try the Stand-Up Paddle boards. With access to the crystal-clear waters & the amazing flora & fauna you will always find something to do.


The waters around Conflict Islands boast a third of the world's species of marine fish, from tiny ghost pipefish to huge manta rays & pilot whales.

The 21 uninhabited tropical islands surround a spectacular lagoon and are currently under consideration for a World Heritage Marine Site. Among the group of islands, Irai Island has been found to have the second-best coral in the world with the greatest number of species noted in a single dive.

A diver’s absolute dream!


General Inclusions

Full Equipment included - Snorkel gear (mask, fins, snorkel) - snorkeling from shore (un-guided) possible. BCD (non-weight integrated), Regulator (Occy, pressure gauge, compass), SMB. Limited number of computers recommended you bring your own - the program will want to use them for the training).

All meals - Breakfast - Cereals, toast & a selection of fruits. Lunch & Dinner - Buffet style, with local stews, curry's & rice. BBQs with imported Australian beef, locally sustainable fish, pastas & salads. All prepared by the resorts chef.

Non-alcoholic beverages - soft drinks, tea, coffee, fruit juices, coconuts & water.

Package cost is for one person in a TWIN SHARE Bungalow for the duration of the package

Package cost includes local taxes at time of booking

Use of Kayak & Stand Up Paddle boards

Use of resort facilities - lounge area, dining area & sun deck

Return Transfers - from Alotau Airport, to the marina, then to the resort, included. Meet your resort representative at Alotau airport. Transfer to Alotau Marina for your overnight boat transfer (the resort is 80 nautical miles from Alotau). Transfer with the Undersea Explorer - a dive liveaboard boat used by the Conflict Island Resort as a transfer & accommodation vessel. Arrive early morning the next day. Return transfer departs late at night returning 10.00am to Alotau. Transfer to the airport included only on the day of arrival to the Alotau marina. Note: recommended to fly Air Papua New Guinea into & out of PNG as possible delays can occur. They offer a better connection service for delays that can occur.

Our Exclusive Inclusions

This is an exclusive offer to join the program & stay at not only a private resort, but one of the most pristine dive sites in the world. An opportunity not to be missed!


General Exclusions

No International or Domestic flights are included

PADI medical statement will need to be signed, any "yes" answers will need a medical certificate - any medical costs associated are to be covered by the traveller & should be done in your home country as there will not be a local dive doctor available + Conflict Island Liability release & express assumption of risk agreement, to be signed. on arrival. Any failure to sign these will mean no diving is permitted.

Travel & Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organize before travel - Your diving insurance is mandatory & must cover all of your scuba diving & snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment & emergency air evacuation,(must be provided seven days before arrival).n board).

Dive Resort Exclusions

Any alcoholic beverages

Any optional activities or dive courses

Rates subject to change

Taxes and Surcharges

Kastom Tax's (local community tax) included

Local taxes subject to change



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