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Lissenung Island

Just north of Australia lies Papua New Guinea - The Land of the Unexpected.

After a 1:30 hour flight from Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, you reach Kavieng. Situated only 2 degree south of the equator, on the north-western end of the island of New Ireland, you find yourself in a small, laid-back town.

Often referred to as a typical "Somerset Maugham" South Pacific island setting, you are now right between two crystal clear oceans: the South Pacific in the north and the Bismarck Sea in the south.

However, this area was not always so peaceful. During World War II Kavieng was occupied by Japanese troops and finally freed by allied forces in 1945. A few wrecks from this time still remember us. But the real attraction of the waters around Kavieng is the fish life. Come along with us and we show you more....

Lissenung Island is located about 20 minutes by boat out of Kavieng - a small private island with coconut palms and a beautiful white sand beach.

Lissenung Island Resort/Lissenung Diving was started early 1996 and it is the first address for divers visiting Kavieng.

The set-up is simple but comfortable, but the real attraction is the total sense of remoteness and You can easily circumnavigate the whole island in 10-15 minutes.On the island are only 4 bungalows with a total of 7 rooms. The rooms are laid out as double and twins and every room has ceiling fans, fly-screens and mosquito nets. Two of the rooms have private bathrooms, for the other rooms the facilities are a short walk away.

The fully licensed restaurant offers a wide range of local seafood and international meals.

Electricity on the island is 240V/50Hz and it is provided 24 hours a day. Also on the island is a fully equipped dive shop: two compressors (2 x 260 l/min), 50 aluminium tanks (80 cu.ft, INT valve) and 10 full sets of rental equipment (Scubapro).


The full range of PADI dive courses is available.The big dive boat is a 24 ft fibreglass boat with twin 75 HP outboard engines. With a canopy, equipment boxes, tank racks and a ladder it is perfectly designed for diving.

A DAN oxygen unit for emergency is also on board.
This boat is comfortable for 6-8 divers. For bigger groups the second boat will be used as well.

The smaller dive boat is a 23 ft fibre glass boat with a single 75 HP engine, canopy and tank racks.

Lissenung Diving is a DAN Gold Sponsor and a supporter of the Port Moresby decompression chamber.

Lissenung Island Resort - On The Beach, NewGuinea

General Info

  • Name : Lissenung Island Resort
  • Destination : NewGuinea
  • Location : Bismark Sea
  • Seasons : May to October best time
  • Capacity : 14 (max. no. guests)

Room Facilities

  • Room Types : 3
  • Showers & toilets : 2 rooms with private b/r, others sharing
  • A/C : no
  • Hot Water : no
  • Entertainment : nature!
  • Electricity : generator


  • Fire warning system : no
  • Fire extinguishers : yes
  • Fire escapes : N/A
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