Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Diving in Tufi, Papua Nuginia
It takes only an hour from PortMolesby international airport to Tufi,
please find Tufi location from attached map, Tufi airport has only steady runway not paved, no control tower, no airport building.
The plane lands like this way.
Usually,we must take a long drive from the local airport to the diving spot, such as Tawari resort, it takes 7 hours flight from Tokyo, 1 hour local flight, 3 hours drive, and one hour boating, always we are exhausted by the time it arrives.
Tufi resort hotel is the same as other resort in Papua, guest rooms are cottage with log house, air conditioner is facilitated, and hotel is managed by Auzi.
No one expected the meals are delicious, but our expectation was betrayed in a good way. It was very good, and gave us the enjoyable one week stay.
We surprised to have a first dive with it's sea transparency, I am sure it must be over 40 meters, density of fish abundance of fish types, and
Last day, we have visited the tribe village nearby to see people's daily life by boat. At the entrance of the village,
It was a kind of show for the visitors, such as welcome dancing, tattooing which mother usually do it to the daughter, making a fire by rubbing the wood, extracting a starch from sago palm, etc.
We enjoyed the souvenir shopping which they made in the life of daily living.
It was journey which all participants enjoyed 120% satisfaction,
we said each other, we must come back next year.