Deboyne Lagoon is located in the Louisiade Archipelago which is due east of Milne Bay province, Papua New Guinea. The lagoon has islands scattered through it and the colours of the water range from deep blue to a brilliant aquamarine.
Nivani is one of three islands in the lagoon, the other two have people living on them. The warm water conditions in the lagoon allows visitors to snorkel for hours. There is a wreck of a Japanese Zero fighter in 3m of water and about 50m from the beach, which can be seen from snorkelling over a coral reef with lots of fish and then snorkelling over the plane wreck.
Things to See and Do
* Village tour
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area – 26,000 km² (Louisiade Archipelago)
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 675
Port Location – Anchorage is available at Vanatinai and the larger of the Louisiade islands.
Transport Links – Jackson's International Airport is the gateway of Papua New Guinea, situated about 8km away from the main town center of Port Moresby. Mt Hagen Provincial Airport has been declared International Port of entry because of the mining activities around the Highland provinces.
Local boats and ferries provide inter island services.