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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I spent a week in early November for diving. First of all, the resort kept huge trees together with its nice flower garden. The bungalow was spacious and comfortable. The manager was open-minded to let me dive with my diabetes under strict monitor (as recommended procedure). Our dive master, Lucas, was enthusiastic and had excellent eyes for pigmy seahorse. We also spared a day for bird watching and it was wonderful. The food was great especially dinner in which we met and exchanged info with other divers. Thank you for the nice experience.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ruchdaporn C
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

My wife and I spend 12 nights at Walindi Plantation resort. We had a great stay. Our main objective of our holiday was the diving. But let start with the resort. The bungalows are situated in a wonderful garden with lots of flowers, butterflies and birds. The rooms themselves are very nice and even luxurious. Room service was perfect. Food was excellent. The bar and the swimming pool are like shown on the pictures : very attractive. The local staff is very friendly. All together a relaxing resort in attractive surroundings.

For a land tour we can really recommend the climb to the volcano. It’s a rather hard walk through real jungle with a lot of birds and butterflies.

Now the diving. The dive-center is very well run. They have three dive boats which don’t look very attractive (rather ugly in my opinion, but that’s perhaps subjective) but are in fact very comfortable and fast. The lunches on board are fantastic and the dive staff is very competent and helpful. The dives were all very interesting, and, important for us, the freedom to plan and execute your own dive.

The real highlight of our stay was two days of diving with Gary Kulisec (the manager of the dive center) on the wreck “Pactara” (rather deep dives, over 60 meter). These dives were organized in a very professional way. First we had to do a “check” dive with Gary on the “Lisa B” which is a nice wreck at a depth of about 30 meter. We used the same equipment as planned for the deep wreck. The deep dives were planned with a dive planner, computers were used as back-up. Each diver had a second independent air source filled with an oxygen mixture on demand. A deco station was installed under the boat at 5 meter with 100% oxygen tanks. Exciting diving in safe conditions !

The 4 dives we made on “Pactara” were fantastic. Not only is the wreck itself very nice but the reefs around it are absolutely fabulous with amazing fish live. A must for experienced divers ! Additionally, staying two whole days on the boat with Gary is an experience in itself. He really knows a lot about diving and tells the most amazing stories.

We would certainly like to go back to Walindi to dive with Gary.

Room Tip: All bungalows are nice !
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank ChrisSD1455GB
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

I've always wanted to dive PNG and when the chance came, I immediately booked a place at Walindi Plantation Resort. ( Having heard and read about it, over the years of my diving adventures)

Both the resort staff and the dive crew were superb, and their efforts made this dive trip one of the most relaxing experiences.

The rooms at the resort were comfortable although I would have preferred to have air-conditioning. But a fan was OK with me. Food at the restaurant was wholesome and adequate. I especially liked their beef burger for lunch and ice-cream for dessert at dinner.

The diving , like I mentioned before was relaxed and enjoyable. With calm seas of Kimbe Bay , clear waters and a plethora of various marine life, I was in u/w photographers heaven. Lucas, who was my dive guide for most of the dives proved to be a very patient ( you have to be with photographers ) and knowledgable guide. And my dive gear was well looked after before and after the diving was done.

My only complaint was about the flies. Even the mosquitoes did not bother me as much.

All in all, a good diving holiday. So thank you all at Walindi Plantation Resort.

Room Tip: If you can get a bungalow , do it. They are much nearer to the dive centre and the main resort facilities - less walking to do.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Van K
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Walindi, General Manager at Walindi Plantation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear Weng Koon V,

Thank you for your review! It is always a pleasure to hear that our staff have provided excellent service and I will let them know about your comments. Our Dive guides certainly have a natural ability to find even the smallest of creatures, which still absolutely amazes me how they can even see them!

From everybody at Walindi, thank you for visiting!

Regards,
Cheyne Benjamin
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

The owners and staff were fantastic and know your name by the first day. Brekkie is great and dive staff/guides find the best stuff. Even helped repair my regulator when it went down. Dinners format changed for variety and bar friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Walindi, General Manager at Walindi Plantation Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Bryan

Thank you for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and we are grateful you enjoyed your time with us at Walindi.

We do hope you can make it back to see us again!

Regards,
Cheyne Benjamin

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

The bungalows are spacious and well kept. Very clean and well maintained. The only problem with the resort is the flies that apparently are caused by compost from the Palm oil plantations nearby. Take your mosquito spray - you will need it!
The diving is lovely with the emphasis on the huge sponges and corals - more macro than wide angle in the bay. Once on the liveaboard 'Febrina' - shoals of barracuda/jacks etc.
The staff at the hotel and on the Febrina are just lovely and go out of their way to make sure that you are happy and have everything that you need.

Room Tip: Go for a bungalow - I gather some of the smaller rooms have paper thin walls!
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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