Located on a volcanic bluff overlooking the protected waters of Milne Bay, Tawali offers a pristine location to dive & relax in the unspoiled wonders of this intriguing world.
Ideal for diving Milne Bay
Tucked away in a secluded area, Tawali Resort sits overlooking the bay of reef-fringed, deep blue water and is framed by stands of tall tropical trees the resorts offers covered walkways. It is situated amongst local fishing villages and accessible only by boat.
Built on a limestone bluff eighty feet above the water, Tawali offers guests a private retreat in which to enjoy the wonders of PNG. Tawali was constructed by local craftsmen and you will find beautifully carved totems and woodwork in the spacious main lodge and throughout the resort.
The air-conditioned bungalows are spacious with two queen beds and rosewood interiors that include desks, closets and lounge areas. Each room has a personal safe and coffee making facilities. Bathrooms are modern, completely tiled and have solar heated water. Each room has its own perfectly private balcony.
A diving package includes deluxe accommodation, all meals including coffee, tea, fruit juices, lunch and snacks on dive boats, daily boat dives and shore diving on the house reef, tanks, weights, air fills, round trip transfers, reef and chamber fees and fuel surcharges.
Known for its outstanding muck diving, Milne Bay also offers pelagic action
Diving from Tawali is done in Milne Bay and may include some of the sites listed - while others may be accessible only by liveaboard. Some of the sites Tawali lists as their favorites we have included below, giving you a good overview of the variety of dives you can expect.
Steep drop off on one side down to 150+' rising to just 20' below the surface and dropping back in the center to a sandy lagoon to 60'. This site is frequently visited by large pelagics such as Manta Rays and Hammerhead Sharks and a variety of macro subjects such as leaf scorpion fish, Rhinopious, Blue Ribbon Eels, Elegant Fire Gobys, and much more.
Dive A: Incredible collection of cleaning stations. The site also has a variety of octopuses and other critters: Blue Ribbon Eels, Cuttle fish, Lion fish, a huge variety of Nudibranchs, Manta Shrimps, Mandarin fish, Frog fish, Sea horses, the list goes on and on. Dive B: Wide angle photographers can swim amongst a large variety of large sea fans which grow 30' below the surface, under the jungle canopy. This site is often visited by Hammerhead Sharks and Whale sharks. Here also, guests have the opportunity for walks into the village, skull caves or even a jungle walk to a beautiful waterfall.
A true rubble dive. Sand slopes going down 100' host snake eels, Star Gazers, Pipe fish, Flamboyant cuttle fish, Mimic Octopus, Spanish Dancers, Cuttle fish, Fire urchins with Coleman shrimp and the Bugs Bunny Scorpion fish.
A sheer wall starting at 2' below the surface dropping to 200+' Honey combed with small caves. Huge variety of sponges and home to a variety of Nudibranchs, including the large Spanish Dancer. Beautiful night dive.
This dive site has relatively strong current and because of this there are large quantities of fish patrolling a steep wall dropping off to 130 feet. Sharks are often sighted on this site. The top of the reef which is approximately 215 feet, has a large number of bommies hosting a magnificent variety of sea life, ie: crabs, rays, rays not to mention all the fish.