Testimonials about Lissenung

Hi mate,
Thanks for the speedy response. I’ll book up as soon as I know. I wrote a little story to send home to friends and family describing just one day at Lissenung. My niece read it and said to my sister, “it’s a lovely made up story, is it part of a book he’s writing?”. My sister told her it was all true, Albatross passage, Chivas and the turtle, catching tuna and marlin circling the boat try to catch Diede’s tuna, drifting under the milky way on the way back from fishing. It was an amazing 5 days and will never be forgotten. All I wanted was a few chill out days but ended up with a 3 dimensional kaleidoscope experience.

Many thanks for the you tube link, now I can stun people into silence! Be in touch about January,


Hi Dietmar & Ange,
Many thanks for a wonderful vacation! We want you all to know the accommodations, food and diving far exceeded our expectations! We have been most impressed with the friendly staff, always happy to chat and trying to make our trip enjoyable. Special thanks to Silas for his help on the boat, Nozaki for great guiding and Igua and Rapan for chatting with us and sharing their experiences. We have felt welcome from start to finish… and we can’t wait to visit again.

Thanks a bunch, Margie & Dennis


Hi guys,
Marc and I wanted to thank you again for your great hospitality, wonderful diving, great food and just overall excellent experience!  This is one rare place where we would highly recommend you to anyone that is curious, adventurous and open for fun! It’s an ultimate ‘get-away-from everything’ place!  And you truly enable this for which we were extremely grateful!
Hope to come back to PNG one day….just wish you were a lot closer….

Thank you!
Ivana & Marc


Great dive resort, excellent staff and accommodation!
My wife and I traveled to PNG for a week of Diving. Ange and Dietmar were excellent hosts, dive masters, and friends. I say friends because the trip was more like visiting friends that have a dive boat. Even though we had just met them, we immediately felt at home.
The food, the diving, and accommodations were all amazing. I really cannot wait to go back and hopefully do one of Dietmar’s exploratory trip.
I recommend taking some of their side excursions to the local villages and World War II ruins. Of course dive as much as you can the water is warm and the diving is pristine and untouched!

[margin10]Fantastic place…. a must do!
I stayed there for 8 days at end of July and it was just paradise… The weather was not fantastic at the start of the trip but this was more than made up for by the staff and the surroundings….
The main reason you go there is for the diving and the local knowledge and Skill of the guides were exceptional…. They ticked all my requests wrecks, pelagic fish, drift diving… I did it all and more…. I even had an emergency at 35m meters deep that the guide handled with such skill that I was not concerned at all….

Highly recommend that you visit this place as it is unbeatable….


We are not divers….so visiting a dive resort may seem strange but we desperately needed to just have a break and relax from very hectic careers…..Lissenung Island was like medicine to us, it began with a warm-hearted welcome at the airport from staff and owners, within minutes you feel like these people are old friends.
The island is not rated 5 star, in this case the ratings need to be adjusted, while you may not have some of the glamour features Lissenung is truly the most 5 star experience we have ever encountered…..and we are familiar with real 5 star treatment.
As non-divers we were treated to the privilege of having the entire island to ourselves each day, the staff could not do enough to provide excellent service with great respect for privacy. The owners are fantastic people, great company, very professional and deserve coudos for establishing such an amazing place in a 3rd world country without being ostentacious. Amazing thing is I don’t ever remember a vacation where you missed the owners and staff after you left.
The divers were fantastic company, with only 14 maximum on the island at any time we had been concerned that we would be shunned, just not the case, we met people we will definitely catch up with again and the personalities provided fantastic conversation, fun joking and a Chrismas/New years we’ll probably never beat.
We spent 12 days at Lissenung, still not enough time to soak in the entire stunning reef around the island….you need a month in this heaven, only warning is that re-entering the real world agin can be difficult.
To Ange, Dietmar and the beautiful staff, thanks for removing a year of stress from our lives, we will be back real soon and look forward to seeing you all again…Thank you for sharing your little heaven with us.

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