One of the main attractions in Kokopo are the Spinner dolphins.
Every morning approximately 200 to 300 show up. Ready to play at the bow of the boat!
Ghost nets found underwater
While clearing massive ghost net last year we found many creatures trapped - many were freed - This was one of them !
Also little stingray that was hanging upside down was freed ( unfortunately its stinger was damaged ) , but we have been able to recognize it on our recent dives passing by.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean by fishermen. These nets, often nearly invisible in the dim light, can be left tangled on a rocky reef or drifting in the open sea.
Top 5 favorite dive sites in Kokopo chosen by Japanese Photographer !
Food, food, food !
Delicious food with a view!
Terrace, overlooking the private hotel beach, with a spectacular view on the sea. Best view in town.
Like an eagle, you can see for kilometres!!
Daily Board specials
Dine in the waterfront restaurant at the resort , which has been built in the style of a traditional Haus Win with local timber poles adorned with unique PNG artifacts and a sago roof.
Congratulations to Brand new Open Water Divers !
This month we are we had residents joining dive community by completing their Open Water Diver course !
It took only 4 days to complete and final 2 dives were held at dive sites around Little Pigeon and Big Pigeon . With plenty of great photos to browse after the dives!
Also we had family and friends supporting them in this journey by joining boat to snorkel over the pristine reefs at Little Pigeon!
What a lovely day we had!
You can become certified diver too!
In your Open Water Course you are required to do a minimum of 4 dives.
The first set will be ‘confined dives’. These consist of learning the skills and the gear . The first session is all about getting used to the SCUBA equipment, taking your first breath, getting in and out the water, remaining calm, buoyancy setting a foundation that many more tasks are slowly built upon with each objective met.
How is this all done under water you ask? Before heading to your confined dives to learn these basic skills, you will be surprised by how many underwater hand signals you understand and apply to communicate throughout the course that are discussed in the beginning land based education. Think ‘I have a problem’ ‘What is your air?’ ‘Watch me’ and numbers.
Past the first few dives, courses build on these skills out in ocean dives, applying new tasks on navigation, dive buddies and safety procedures. Past the tasks of PADI open water, the point of the open water dives are to have fun!
Enjoy the calm supernal beauty of being underwater while getting comfortable with the gear, air considerations and timings of a dive.
Did you know you can actually do your PADI E-learning course at home!