Spirit of Niugini


Join the MV Spirit of Niugini yacht for an unforgettable dive liveaboard in Papua New Guinea. Itineraries explore the stunning Milne Bay, where the diving here has been rated some of the best in the world due to the amazing visibility and incredible marine biodiversity. There is something for all divers in this exceptional location, pristine reefs, wreck diving, coral pinnacles, unique macro critters and schooling pelagic life. Itineraries vary from a full 8-nights aboard the Spirit of Niugini to split itineraries where part of the time is also in various resorts, to offer a more varied trip. Nitrox is available for those certified.

Topside the M/V Spirit of Niugini liveaboard caters to 12 guests in 6 cabins. Cabins are located on the main and lower decks and feature AC, en-suite bathrooms and ample storage space. Social areas include an indoor lounge, library and dining area located on the main deck, as well as an open-air shaded outdoor lounge/dining area. There is also a sundeck located on the rooftop.

The knowledgeable and professional crew of the MV Spirit of Niugini are ready and waiting to help you enjoy a memorable dive liveaboard in Papua New Guinea. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Dive master services, All meals, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided

Excluded: Alcoholic Beverages, Nitrox, Dive Gear, Land Tours

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Laundry Service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Separate rinse for u/w camera
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Selection of wines
  • Snacks All Day

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2001
  • Length 32m
  • Top speed 17 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Engines 2 x Cummins
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 6
  • Number of bathrooms 6
  • Water capacity 15000L
  • Fuel capacity 20000L
  • Freshwater maker 60L/hour

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid

Spirit of Niugini Reviews

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  • 1 Verified Review
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  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
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  • 2.0 Review score
  • Joe M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Liveaboard is not currently running

We didn't travel with the boat as they are currently out of operation but we stayed at Tawali Resort where the boat is currently moored and dived in Milne Bay. The resort was very nice and they were very accomodating with us, on many days we were the only two people there diving and they still took us out to dive sites over an hour away on a large dive boat so we got to see some wonderful outer reefs where we saw plenty of lively reefs, turtles, reef sharks, groups of devil rays, some eagle rays, lots of nudibranchs and pygmy seahorses, cuttlefish, lacy scorpionfish, triggers, shoals of unicorn fish and fusiliers, clouds of purple anthias, triggerfish, morays, humpheads, napoleon wrasse, a manta ray, bottlenose dolphins found us on a number of the trips and swam in front of the boat to Tania's reef.

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