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Lissenung Island Resort

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For the Charms of Lissenung Island Southern Highlands Province  Papua New Guinea

For the Charms of Lissenung Island

Lissenung has been in operation since 1996, and is run by Dietmar and Ange Amon—certified PADI instructors, welcoming hosts, and lovers of all things PNG.

From Lissenung, it’s possible to visit well-preserved WWII wreck sites, sea cliffs, underwater caves, shark, turtle and ray feeding grounds, and more. Lissenung offers an opportunity to glimpse the very best of the sea every time out. More than 350 species of fish can be found in these waters, more than double the number of species in the whole of the Caribbean.

Lissenung’s ace in the hole is the house reef, a sprawling biosphere located just a few kicks from the sandy beach. Guests are offered unlimited house reef dives, and I took full advantage. On the house reef is where I met this beautiful pair of clown fish, and their anemone home.

Flash Parker traveled to Papua New Guinea courtesy of Tourism Papua New Guinea and Swain Destinations as part of AFAR’s partnership with the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), whose members provide travelers with unparalleled access, insider knowledge, and peace-of-mind to destinations across the globe. For more info on Flash’s journey, visit the USTOA blog.