Tawali Leisure and Dive Resort in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Tucked away inside the lush green rainforest of a volcanic bluff, the stunning resort lodge offers a hint of its existence with its beautiful wooden deck peeking out from the mountain side it is nestled in and overlooking the vast stretch of azure waters before it. Find out more: www.papuanewguinea.travel/x,1,2360/tawali-resort.html
Dive into our crystal clear waters! The water in Papua New Guinea is 80 degrees all year round. It's also some of the clearest in the world, with visibility levels of between 70 and 100 feet. The miles of pristine reefs, relatively small numbers of divers, and a staggering abundance of sea life make the place a mecca for scuba fans.
MUNKURIS - Munkuris are magical elements that are lashed to the top of ngega Kula canoe prows to protect the canoe from difficulties at sea during its voyage. This is an extremely old rare example from Woodlark Island, the only one I have ever seen with a crocodile clearly depicted on it. It has a great asymmetry and a weathered patina that can only come from generations of sun bleaching and exposure to the elements. It would date from the 1940’s or earlier and is 54 cm high.