LISSENUNG ISLAND RESORT
ANGE AND DIETMAR AMON WELCOME YOU TO LISSENUNG ISLAND RESORT
The resort was started by Dietmar Amon in early 1996; he and Angelique Amon run the place with the assistance of Nozaki and their Papuan team. This is an atmospheric place, with hardwood floor and spacious verandahs and without doubt our favourite location in New Guinea. That’s not to say that its the best- there is no best in PNG, all the resorts are quite something- we just collectively love it. Its a personal place, where you eat with the staff and owners, they make every effort to make you stay and dive holiday the very best. No stone is ever left unturned. Lissenung has seven ocean-front rooms; Six with private facilities. None of the rooms have hot water, but the air is fairly hot. The rooms are spread out over the island. Other than a handful of New Guinean staff, you won’t see another soul. Its easy to wander around the island in about 10 – 15 minutes.
New Ireland is known for its pelagic fish action, but you need currents to attract big fish. These currents can sometimes be strong andmake diving a challenging. The experienced dive staff at Lissenung will guide you to have the easiest and safest dive. Bear in mind that nature prevails and that currents (and pelagics) cannot be guaranteed to occur daily, nor to run the right direction. There are no working tide tables for the Kavieng area, and so adventures awaits.
There is so much more to diving than pelagics in lissenung. The house reef and small critters provide world class diving. As people keep reminding me- Papua New Guinea is part of the Coral Triangle and have one of the largest bio-diverse reefs in the
Water temperature in this area ranges from 28 – 30 degrees Celsius (83 – 87F) all year round and underwater visibility from 20 – 40m (60 – 120ft) on most dives.