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Lissenung Island Resort

Kavieng, New Ireland Province

Located just two degrees south of the Equator, in the beautiful New Ireland Province, Lissenung Island Resort is a small, secluded private island accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in simple and comfortable traditional thatched bungalows, surrounded by tall palm trees, soft pink sand beach and incredible diving, offering pristine reefs, colourful critters thrilling drift dives, pelagics and WWII wrecks.

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Getting there
From Port Moresby you take a domestic flight with Air Niugini to Kavieng via either Rabaul or Manus Island, which will take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. From Kavieng there is then a 20 minute transfer by boat to Lissenung.

Guide price: 7nts / 5 days diving from £1550pp*
Includes: Accommodation in a twin/double Standard Room, full board meal plan, 5 x 2 tank dives by boat with guide, tanks & weights, beverages and snack onboard, FOC shore diving during daytime hours and return airport transfers. 

Not included: International and domestic flights, environmental and safety fee of 20PGK per person per day, beverages, excursions, hire equipment, nitrox, courses, purchases and gratuities.

*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Any length of stay is possible, please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.

Extend your stay
Papua New Guinea has many options if you wished to extend your stay. From hiking the Kokoda Track which covers the path of an iconic WWII battle between the Australians and the Japanese in the rainforest, experiencing the culture and traditions of the Huli people in Tari Valley, canoe along the narrow jungle waterways of the Karawari River or ride the surf on one of the many virtually undiscovered breaks.  Whatever you may fancy adding on to your Papua New Guinea trip we will be happy to guide you and to assist with your travel needs.

Quick Guide: Lissenung Island Resort

  • Location: Kavieng, New Ireland Province
  • Transfer: 2.5 hour flight from Port Moresby to Kavieng and 20-minute boat ride from Kavieng to Lissenung
  • Size: Small
  • No. of rooms: 10 (6 Standard Rooms and 4 Bungalows)
  • House reef: Yes
  • Meal plan: Full board


Get some rest
The resort has a total of 10 rooms, all with ceiling fan, mosquito nets, fly-screens, ample storage, 24-hour electricity and large verandas with comfortable seating and incredible views over the ocean.

The rooms are located in 4 traditional style bungalows, each housing 2 rooms. There are 6 standard rooms with en-suite bathrooms and 2 budget rooms with shared bathroom. Rooms are serviced daily with clean linen, towels, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner provided.


Enjoy your stay
All meals are served in the main house on a long table allowing for a relaxed and sociable atmosphere. The Kavieng area is famous for its huge mud crabs, and locally sourced lobster, crayfish, octopus, squid and fresh fish are also offered in abundance with fruit and vegetables which are home-grown or supplied from the local markets.

The island offers many activities including fishing, village tours, kite surfing, snorkelling and mainland tours. New Ireland is also a great location for surfing with swell ranging from 2 – 8ft on the nearby uncrowded breaks.


Go diving
Lissenung is a dedicated diving resort and the three dive boats are custom made for divers comfort and safety. Each boat is equipped with a dive ladder, canopy for sun protection, equipment boxes and tank racks.

Daily trips of 3 dives per day to the outer reefs, drop-offs and wrecks are offered, starting at 8.30am with 2 morning dives, before returning to the resort for lunch, followed by an afternoon dive from approximately 2.30pm. Sites are within easy reach and are approximately 20-30 minutes by boat.

The dive centre also offers free of charge diving on the resorts house reef with diving packages, the house reef is located just off the beach with at least 175 different species of fish and is an excellent place for night diving.

Ready for your next adventure?

Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd

Combs Tannery
Tannery Road
IP14 2EN
United Kingdom

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01449 535010

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