Tufi Resort is about as far away from anywhere as you
can be!!!! Located 100ft above the sea with stunning views
of Oro Province's famous "fjords", the resort
was purchased by its current owners on February 2000.
Massive rennovation works have been in process since then,
and the resort now boats 12 rooms, each individually decorated.
6 have ceiling fans and - for a small surcharge - 6 offer
air conditioning. Not that you need it in a climate tempered
by cooling sea breezes! The central reception and entertaining
area have been completely upgraded and there is a new
terrace with romantic views of the surrounding scenery.
The whole resort offers stunning accommodation in an equally
A large, fast, dive boat caters
for day trips, and world famous dive boat Telita
will now be permanantly based at Tufi. Wharf facilities
have been upgraded, with a stairway enabling easy access
to the water.
Muck diving from the Tufi Wharf is a photographer's
fantasy with a splendid array of nudibranchs, shrimpfish,
mandarin fish and colourful crabs.
The Tufi region is the undiscovered goldmine for diving
enthusiasts. The fjords do not alloow a massive amount
of water movement, and as a consequence the reefs are
rich in sponges and plate corals that are not usually
found on local outer reefs. Despite this lack of water
movement - or perhaps because of it - the visibility
is consistently 100ft or more. The reefs are typically
rich in colour and variety and out in the blue you can
often see patrolling hammerheads and other pelagics.
Muck diving is a speciality in the Tufi region, with
a variety of different mediums to chose from - black
coral sand, river detritus, mangroves, and coral rubble.
Here can be found the typical range of critters from
sand divers to star gazers, razor fish to ghost pipefish,
crustaceans and octopi.
The resort has 3 boats; a 23' Stinger craft with a
55hp outboard motor for inshore diving, a 16' tri hulled
covered sightseeing vessel available to transport guests
around the fjords and for day trips to local villages,
and a 32' vessel has also been acquired that will cater
for all off shore day dives. This vessel is fully equipped
with dive platform, camera wash and toilet and shower
facilities. It has all of the modern navigation aids
such as GPS chart plotter, radar, HF and VHF radio,
and depth sounders. It has a cruising speed of 20 knots,
which will enable divers to reach their destinations
in a very short time. All vessels are well equipped
with first aid kits and oxygen therapy equipment.
For those that do not dive, enjoy a lengthy guided
bushwalk to an adjoining fjord and take in the magnificent
views of Cape Nelson or the peaks of Mt Trafalgar. For
the naturalists, experience the largest butterfly in
the world, the Alexandra Bird Wing. Perhaps enjoy a
leisurely swim or a stroll down a sandy beach five minutes
from your unit door. Kayak the fjords and experience
the magnificent waterfalls that cascade from the cliff