Umboi Island, Papua New Guinea

Umboi Island is a volcanic island between the mainland of Papua New Guinea and the island of New Britain. It is separated from New Britain by Dampier Strait and has an elevation of 1,548 m. Umboi is a Holocene complex volcano with no historic eruptions. It is known as the home of the ‘Ropen’, a giant nocturnal flying creature which is yet to be found.

The island is inhabited mostly by farmers and subsistence fishermen and no tourist facilities or infrastructure exists here. The pristine reefs here are excellent for snorkelling and diving. The nearest main town is Madang on the mainland.

Things to See and Do

* Snorkelling
* Diving
* Swimming
* Fishing
* Village visit

Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Papua New Guinean kina (PGK)
Language – English, Tok Pisin, Kairiru, Boikin
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 available offshore at Umboi island.

Transport Links – There is an international airport located at Madang. Transfer by boat to Umboi island is available.

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