Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea
The Tami Island group is situated at the extreme eastern end of the Huon Gulf in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. A deep-water lagoon with the two largest islands of the group on either side is the central feature of the Tami Islands. There are two passages into the lagoon, one from the north and the other from the south.
Local inhabitants live on both of the larger islands and guests are welcome ashore to visit their villages and barter for their wares. The people are renowned for their crafts and artwork. The fishing in this particular area is excellent, snorkelling and scuba diving are also popular with drift diving, wall diving, wreck and general reef diving.
There are a number of wrecks in the area. One such wreck is a Japanese single engine fighter plane called Tony which is in excellent condition after 50 or so years in the ocean. Other wrecks include a number of landing craft and a small freighter complete with her cargo of ammunition.
Things to See and Do
* Snorkelling & diving
* Island tour
* Village visit
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Tawala, Suau,
Land Area – 240 km²
Population – 400 approx
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 – There is a wharf located in the Samarai Harbor.
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.
Daily flights are available from Port Moresby to Gurney airport at Alotau in Milne Bay Province. There are weekly flights from Popondetta to Alotau.