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Tufi Resort description

Tufi Resort basic informations

TUFI Resort PNG is a personalised boutique resort is a hidden oasis nestled atop a breath-taking fjord, with 180º panoramic views of the sea, fjords and mountains.

Tufi Resort is a place that makes the outside world and all its daily stress seem a million miles away. The Resort is perched on an amazing, cliff-top terrace overlooking Tufi Harbour.

Tufi Resort description

Tufi Resort basic informations

Located in Oro Province and only 129 kilometres (80 miles) east of Kokoda, Tufi Resort is the perfect place to rest the weary body after the challenges of the Kokoda or Black Cat Trail.

The deluxe bungalows have polished timber floors and the walls are lined with traditional woven material. All the creature comforts are available, including insect screens, 24 hour electricity, air-conditioning, hot water, bedroom with en suite, bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities. Most bungalows have verandas overlooking the Coral Sea or Tufi fjord.

Amenities include BBQ and dining settings, in-ground pool with views of the fjord below. The main building is a remarkable design that incorporates the reception, gift shop, library, restaurant and alfresco bar... hello margaritas!

Dine on a selection of local seafood, vegetables and tropical fruits in the resort dining room or enjoy a BBQ grill on the Fjord Terrace accompanied by a wide selection of wines and ice-cold beer.

Activities include diving, fishing, bush and nature walks, snorkeling, canoeing, traditional outrigger safaris, kayaking, trekking, bird watching, beach BBQ and great cultural interaction in the village, where you can experience many activities like sago-making, net and spear works, tapa printing, face and body tattooing.

Tufi is a stress-free environment where the locals are warm and friendly. A place where you can be left alone or mix with guests and villagers. A place where you can relax, recharge and feel totally invigorated.

Languages spoken: English

Dive packages (USD/diver)

3 nights / 5 dives

160 USD (-10%)

6 nights / 10 dives

303 USD (-15%)

10 nights / 15 dives

448 USD (-20%)

15 nights / 20 dives

593 USD (-25%)

21 nights / 25 dives

733 USD (-30%)

Note: prices calculated based on 1 dive voucher booked.
You can get better prices if 2, 3 or more dive vouchers are booked!



Rooms

Select Check-in,Check-out and guests number, to get listing of available rooms!

Double Room with Garden View

Double Room with Garden View

Double Room with Garden View

1x Double bed (131-150cm wide)

Private bathroom
Garden view
Non-smoking room

You can stay in room by yourself (surcharge 100%).

Room facilities/amenties: Non-smoking room, Ceiling fan and Mosquito net.

Outdoor: Balcony.

Facilities and details


Property type: Dive Resort

Languages spoken: English

Wifi: Free WiFi is available in public areas only and is free of charge

Parking: no parking available

Breakfast: Yes, included in price

Build: 2012
Rooms: 23

Hotel theme

  • Beach/seaside
  • Diving/snorkeling
  • Nature / wildlife
  • Sport / adventure

  • Breakfast

  • Buffet

  • Reception

  • Currency exchange
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tour desk

  • Common areas

  • Library

  • Hotel facilities/amenties - Miscellaneous

  • Air conditioning
  • Beach-front

  • Recreation & Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water sports
  • Pets are not allowed

    Children and extra beds: One child under 11 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.

    Cards accepted

  • Master Card

  • Free cancelation if cancelation is made 7 days before check-in date.


    Check in: from 15:00
    Check out: until 08:00

    Small print

    Please note that the hotel offers free transfers to and from the airstrip in Tufi. Please inform Tufi Dive Resort in advance if you want to use the service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    Please note that scheduled flights are only available Monday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, and Friday afternoons.






    Book dives at our partner dive operators


    Tufi Dive Resort (Distance: ON SITE!)

    Dive operator: Tufi Dive Resort

    Day trip dive prices; full equipment + boat (USD/person)

    2 dives + box lunch

    40 USD

    40 USD

    36 USD (-10%)

    36 USD (-10%)

    32 USD (-20%)

    32 USD (-20%)

    28 USD (-30%)

    28 USD (-30%)


    Dive sites

    Mulloway dive site

    Mulloway

    Mulloway

    Mulloway

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Visibility: 30 - >30m
    Dive type: Big fishes, Reef and Shark
    Undoubtedly one of our best Dive Sites! The dive team swims towards the far point where the reef drops off to beyond 200 m. Generally the current is strong, bringing plankton and bountiful food for thousands of fishes.

    B-17F "Black Jack" dive site

    B-17F "Black Jack"

    B-17F

    B-17F "Black Jack"

    Advanced open water divers
    Dive depth: 50m
    Dive type: Wreck
    The WWII US Bomber, nicknamed “Black Jack”, was built in Seattle on July 23, 1943 at a cost of US$314,109. The right-hand side of the nose had two playing cards painted on it: ‘Jack and Ace making 21 in poker’.

    P-38F dive site

    P-38F

    P-38F

    P-38F

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Wreck
    Assigned into 35th FG September 17, 1942. The 17th Provisional Pursuit Squadron was re-formed (the original 17PS served in the Philippines) by General Kenney at Amberley in November 1942

    House Reef (Tufi Wharf) dive site

    House Reef (Tufi Wharf)

    House Reef (Tufi Wharf)

    House Reef (Tufi Wharf)

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 10 - 15m
    Visibility: 5 - 10m
    Current: Noneknots
    Dive type: Night dive and Reef
    Our resort wharf will never cease to amaze you. The term ‘Muck Diving’ was invented here in PNG. Right at the jetty in front of the dive shop complex a New World awaits the unsuspecting diver.

    Cyclone Bommie dive site

    Cyclone Bommie

    Cyclone Bommie

    Cyclone Bommie

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef, Shark and Snorkeling
    This bommie lies off to one side. Here you will often find some turtle, unafraid of divers. Lots of tropical coral fish and the occasional hammerhead shark coming up from the deep to investigate the intruders.

    The Wreck Of The 'S Jacob' dive site

    The Wreck Of The 'S Jacob'

    The Wreck Of The 'S Jacob'

    The Wreck Of The 'S Jacob'

    Rescue and experienced divers
    Dive depth: 60 - 99m
    Dive type: Wreck
    The S Jacob was a Dutch Merchant Navy ship, which was sunk during a Japanese air raid in WWII. It lies upright on a flat sandy bottom in 60 m of water and is undoubtedly one of the prettiest wrecks accessible by only very experienced deep divers.

    Cyclone Reef Outer Wall dive site

    Cyclone Reef Outer Wall

    Cyclone Reef Outer Wall

    Cyclone Reef Outer Wall

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 10 - 20m
    Visibility: 30 - >30m
    Current: None - 0-1knots
    Dive type: Big fishes, Shark and Wall
    Sheer wall with overhangs for nearly 1 km. Level off at 20 plus meters for half a tank and come back at a higher level, leaving you with plenty of air to 'play' around the top of the reef.

    Minor's Reef dive site

    Minor's Reef

    Minor's Reef

    Minor's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef
    Minor's reef is one of our most spectacular dive sites….. The perpendicular walls are covered with large Minor Nudibranchs. Their yellow 'rose' shaped eggs are superb subjects for photography.

    Clancy's Reef dive site

    Clancy's Reef

    Clancy's Reef

    Clancy's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef, Shark and Snorkeling
    Top of this reef also has spectacular corals. This dive also offers some great wall diving. White tip reef sharks cruise around patrolling this reef.

    Buddy's Reef dive site

    Buddy's Reef

    Buddy's Reef

    Buddy's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Current: 0-1 - 2knots
    Dive type: Drift and Reef
    Buddy's is one of our lesser-dived reefs. It offers some drift diving when the current is strong at certain times of the year.

    Paul's Reef dive site

    Paul's Reef

    Paul's Reef

    Paul's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef
    Often used as a second dive after Stewart's. Lots of soft corals of various colors. Good beds of large staghorn corals cover a particular part of the reef.

    Veale's Reef dive site

    Veale's Reef

    Veale's Reef

    Veale's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Drift, Shark and Wall
    Close to Mulloway. Ideal for drift diving the slope with the current after diving the wall into the current. Plenty of Pelagic. It is an extensive reef, so after the drift diving part, the dive boat will pick up the divers.

    Bev's Reef dive site

    Bev's Reef

    Bev's Reef

    Bev's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef
    Our friendly Manta Ray cruises around several reefs. It is often seen at Bev's, Minor and Marian's reef. This Manta is very distinct. It has a white collar around the neck on top of its back.

    Dyer's Reef dive site

    Dyer's Reef

    Dyer's Reef

    Dyer's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef and Snorkeling
    Named after another guest from Australia who just adored this reef. He was a keen amateur underwater video photographer. This is a coastal reef at the mouth of the next Fjord south of Tufi called Amunyan Bay.

    Cyclone Wall dive site

    Cyclone Wall

    Cyclone Wall

    Cyclone Wall

    Advanced open water divers
    Dive depth: 7 - 40m
    Dive type: Wall
    Wall diving at its best! From 7m, vertical walls plummet down to beyond 40 m where it slopes down way beyond your vision

    Tony's Bommie dive site

    Tony's Bommie

    Tony's Bommie

    Tony's Bommie

    Advanced open water divers
    Dive depth: 30 - 35m
    Dive type: Reef
    Good deep dive. At a depth of 30 to 35 m on a sloping white sandy bottom, the diver can visit a huge colony of Garden eels.

    Gabriella's Fish Point dive site

    Gabriella's Fish Point

    Gabriella's Fish Point

    Gabriella's Fish Point

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Current: 0-1 - 2knots
    Dive type: Reef and Wall
    Named after one of the previous managers. It is a long reef with one large bommie. Colorful corals and a vertical walls straight down to 45 m.

    Stewart Reef dive site

    Stewart Reef

    Stewart Reef

    Stewart Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Night dive and Reef
    The closest reef to the resort. Just a half-hour boat ride offers a splendid dive. Here we tie up to a defunct lighthouse. The top of the reef has schools of Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda and schooling Trevally.

    Shark Tip dive site

    Shark Tip

    Shark Tip

    Shark Tip

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Big fishes, Reef and Shark
    This is one of our newly discovered dive-sites. We chose this name because white-tip-, silver tip-, black tip and some Grey sharks always greet us. Nudibranch can be found amongst nice colorful coral.

    Marian's Reef dive site

    Marian's Reef

    Marian's Reef

    Marian's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef
    Together with Bev's reef are the two close-by reefs offering something for everyone. This reef has an amazing variety of Gobi's. Also the hairy Ghostpipe fish can be spotted here.

    El's Reef dive site

    El's Reef

    El's Reef

    El's Reef

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef
    El's and Clancy make a great mid-range duo. Both dives are similar and are host to schools of small colorful reef fishes of the Indo-Pacific region.

    Ritchie's Bommie dive site

    Ritchie's Bommie

    Ritchie's Bommie

    Ritchie's Bommie

    Open water divers
    Dive depth: 9 - 29m
    Dive type: Reef
    Lots of soft corals, mostly wall dives with our white Hammerhead and Grey, white tip and black tip sharks patrolling this area. Here also we have big schools of Red Snapper.

    Dive center description

    Tufi Dive Resort description

    Tufi Dive Resort basic informations

    Tufi offers a wide variety of diving experiences. From diving the fiords to unchartered reefs and WW2 wrecks. Constant visibility of 30 metres plus and water temperatures of 26°C to 29°C all year round.

    Tufi Dive Resort description

    Tufi Dive Resort basic informations

    Dive the fjords, experience our unique macro world and check out the WW2 PT boat wrecks. Day or night, a wide variety of gobie, nudibranchs, Mandarin Fish, Ghost Pipe Fish, Pigmy Seahorse and a plethora of other fascinating creatures. A wonderful array of sponge and shelf corals that line the walls of the tropical rainforest fiord, a truly different dive environment.

    The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with a choice of dozens of world-class dive sites. Moor onto a few of our favourites, Cyclone Cay, Black Rocks, Stewarts Reef and Shark Tip.

    Dive the famous Dutch cargo ship the "S Jacob" or Blackjack - an intact B17 bomber - as specialty charter dives. Spectacular marine life in abundance: schooling barracuda and reef fish, hammerheads, reef sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grouper and cruising palegic as well as soft and hard corals. A pristine environment unspoiled.

    The fjords are excellent for macro diving with gobies, nudibranch, shrimps and clams. These animals can be seen by diving, but conditions are also ideal for snorkelling.

    Because there is very little current movement in the fjords, many sponges and coral species grow prolifically and there are some very large sponges and shelf corals that are not common on the outer reefs.

    5-10 nautical miles offshore lies a string of reefs - ‘bommies’ that come up from a staggering depth of up to 600 m to a nice safety-stop level of 7-5 m below the surface. The outer reef experience is unsurpassed with visibility exceeding 30m all year round and water temperature from 26-29°C.

    Spectacular marine life in abundance with schooling Barracuda and reef fish, variety of sharks including the rare white Hammerhead Shark and an abundance of little critters, ideal for macro photography.

    The majority of reefs in the region remain unexplored and it will be some time before the full diversity of the Tufi reefs are known. The resort focuses on reef and muck diving and all diving is carried out under the guidance of PADI dive professionals.

    The resort is well appointed with dive boats. Crystal at 30 foot, is spacious and has comfortable seating. The boat features a shower and toilet facility and is well equipped with all safety features. A cruise speed of 20 knots provides divers less time traveling and more time underwater.

    Languages spoken: English

    Facilities and services: Dive boat