Chertan, Papua New Guinea

  • Rating 8.4 out of 10 8.4 Very good
    • Nitrox available
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“The freedom given, the friendliness of the crew, the overall informality.”

paul B, Flag of United States United States

Discover untouched diving in the pristine waters of Papua New Guinea with MV Chertan. The 20m MV Chertan offers 5 air-conditioned cabins, and caters to only 10 guests, ensuring personal attention on board. The largest cabin located at the bow of the boat is the Double Executive, and has individually controlled AC and an en-suite bathroom. This is perfect for a family with a child, or 3 adults. The two Middle Deluxe Cabins are fitted with 2 single beds, toilet and wash basin, and the Standard Base Cabins located at the stern have two single beds and use of the 2 shared bathrooms and showers. There is an indoor lounge, dining and bar with TV to check out the day’s photos.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (25 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox, Rental Gear.

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Chertan Reviews

  • Rating 8.4 out of 10
  • 8.4 Very good
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  • Rating 9.6 out of 10
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • paul B
  • Flag of United States United States

I jokingly called it at point 'the home of the 90 min dive,' as one can much dive until 500 psi at your leisure, free to study the undersea world at one's own pace, w/o trying to keep another's pace.

The freedom given, the friendliness of the crew, the overall informality.

Recommended for
The autonomy one has as an experienced diver to create one's own profile. Some might be uncomfortable with the lack of organization, supervision.
  • Rating 6.0 out of 10
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Flag of Spain Spain

very good

very nice diving

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  • Rating 9.6 out of 10
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gabor D
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary

Magnificent macro experience

We joined a trip specializing on nudibranchs and the input we received from the captain, the crew and from our fellow divers on these creatures exceeded all expectations. One cannot imagine the diversity and beauty of critters you find at divesites in this region. Expert guidance is a must here and guests receive all the attention and more from divemasters required to make the most out of the days spent aboard Chertan. No wonder professionals frequent this boat so often, you name the species you wish to see and the trip is tailored to have the highest chance to take the photo or video you seek. We will be repeaters for sure.

Recommended for
nudibranchs, pristine reefs, professionalism

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