Water Temperature - Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea is situated in tropical latitudes, but the water temperatures can vary depending on the location and the season.

The waters around Port Moresby and Eastern Fields are noticeably cooler than other areas due to current streams circulating up from southern latitudes. Temperatures can range between 74-87 deg F (24-28 deg C).

A full wet suit with a minimum of 1/4 inch or 3mm is recommended, as well as a dive skin plus hood.

Therefore you can dive and photograph until your hearts content with being chilled by days end.

The waters in Madang, Wewak area and the Bismark Sea tend to be warmer and dive skins and Lycra suits can be used on a lot of dives, but it is still prudent to bring that wet suit.


Please note some people feel the cold more than others and may need that little extra!

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