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SNORKEL & FREEDIVE PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Snorkeling with Walindi

Kimbe Bay with its warm, clear, calm waters and small rainforest covered islands offers a unique and ideal place for Snorkeling.  A large number of Kimbe Bay reefs come close to the surface so are very well suited for snorkeling and is one of the few places in the world where the snorkeling is at least as good (and possibly better in some areas) as the diving.  

Pristine and colourful corals are home to a variety of fish, crustacean and invertebrate life and many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda, tuna and jacks.  A range of shark species are regularly sighted particularly on the offshore reefs.  Resident pods of dolphins frequently entertain snorkelers transiting between sites.  The occasional sightings of orcas, pilot whales, whale sharks and other marine life passing through Kimbe Bay waters delight both guests and staff.  

Guests can also snorkel just in front of the resort or use the paddle boards and kayaks available to explore nearby reefs.

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Freediving with Walindi

The configuration of the bay and its position relative to prevailing winds creates an unusually sheltered environment for the rich complex of seaward reefs.  Coupled with the spectacular underwater terrain, composed largely of steep-sided, patch, saddle, or pinnacle reefs and 100m+ depths just a few hundred metres from the resort jetty, Kimbe Bay offers the most ideal location to train and experience freediving in calm, warm waters with little current.

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Ride with the pod experience

Walindi designed and custom made 'Dolphin Nets' allowing our guests to virtually swim with the pod as they ride the bow of our day boats.  This method allows guests, often within touching distance, to watch their behaviour and hear the pod as they communicate with each other and if you are really lucky the same can be experienced with Orcas. These encounters are opportunistic and often occur when travelling between snorkel sites.  

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Walindi Orca Encounter

Incredible rare behaviour filmed with a pod of Orcas in Kimbe Bay.  Our custom made nets allow our guests to be amongst the pod and observe their behaviour.