A true paradise away from civilization, distractions & interruption, The Conflict Islands has 6 private beachfront bungalows situated on Panasesa Island, the largest island of 21, that make up the Conflict Islands Atoll.
The well-appointed resort is surrounded by lush vegetation with clear, blue waters. The accommodation is air-conditioned beachfront bungalows, featuring modern luxuries each with its own ensuite. Gourmet meals are included with indoor & outdoor relaxation & diving Areas.
The waters surrounding the islands are full of life. Assessments conducted in Milne Bay recorded nearly 430 species of stunning colourful corals, 950 species of molluscs & over 1,100 species of fish, many found nowhere else. This year the area was recognised & made a “Hope Spot” by Mission Blue. Hope spots are special places that are scientifically identified as critical to the health of the ocean.
The Conflict Islands works hard to ensure that the islands & marine environment remain pristine with reef surveys & their turtle sanctuary. The sanctuary runs all year round to cater for the sick & injured turtles, with local islanders employed as Rangers, which is needed between November to March to ensure the safety & protection of nesting turtles.
With stunning diving (over 50 sites), great food, and beautiful scenery it will leave you wanting to come back again & again!
Dive Trips - DETAILS HERE
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!
The diving schedule is relaxed with the flexibility to find the best site with the best location. One dive will be in the morning before breakfast with the second after lunch. Boat dives are the norm with a local guide (a maximum of six divers per guide), weights & tanks. Fruit & water is provided for the boat ride back to the resort.
Booking includes local taxes at the time of booking
Accommodation is based a TWIN SHARE Bungalow. (Single rate available)
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).
Snorkeling gear - Mask, snorkel fins + the use of Kayak & Stand Up Paddle boards
Non-alcoholic beverages - soft drinks, tea, coffee, fruit juices, coconuts & water.
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.
All meals - Breakfast - Cereals, toast & a selection of fruits. Lunch & Dinner - Buffet style, with fresh locally grown vegetables, local stews, curry's & rice. Locally sustainable fish, pastas & salads. All prepared by the resorts cook.
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.
Rental of Dive gear at extra cost - BCD (non-weight integrated), Regulator (Occy, pressure gauge, compass), SMB. Limited number of computers.
Travel & Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organize before travel – Both insurances are mandatory & must cover all your scuba diving & snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment & emergency air evacuation).
Any alcoholic beverages
Diving or dive courses - extra cost
Rates subject to change
Kastom Tax's (local community tax) included
Local taxes subject to change
The Conflict Islands, Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea
The average water temperature varies very little from 28-30C (82-862F), with generally calm seas at this time of year. Visibility in the region ranges from 20 – 40m depending on the conditions, but you can be assured of amazing diving.
Scuba diving is an optional extra which can be added at the check-out or directly on the island. One dive in the morning with a second in the afternoon by boat, with local guide, weights & tank.