Calvados Chain, Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea

The Calvados Chain of islands is located in the Louisiades Archipelago, in the southwestern regions of the Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea. The islands run in an easterly direction from Panasia (off Pana Tinani) to Hemenahei for around 80 km. There are approximately 19 main islands, Pana Wina being the largest island of the Chain.

The islands rise steeply from the sea, and are either thickly forested or vegetated with grasslands, and generally rise to heights of between 90 and 300 m, with many being surrounded by their own reef systems and lagoons. In addition to the high islands there are also numerous low coral islets and reefs in the area.

On Pana Wina Island there are shallow coral gardens for the snorkelers and outer reef areas for divers and fishing lovers. For a more relaxed start to the day - wander through Panabari Village and then indulge yourself with a spot of South Pacific beachcombing!

Things to See and Do

* Snorkelling & diving
* Beach combing
* Panabari Village tour
* Water sports
* Fishing

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Hiri Motu
Land Area – 1,790 km² (Louisiade Archipelago)
Electricity – 2 angled flat pins and 1 round pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 675

Port Location – Anchorage is offshore at the larger of the Calvados Chain Islands.

Transport Links – Jackson's International Airport is the gateway of Papua New Guinea, situated about 8km away from the main town center of Port Moresby. Mt Hagen Provincial Airport has been declared International Port of entry because of the mining activities around the Highland provinces.

Local boats and ferries provide inter island services.

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