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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 stunning setting!

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 tops.

 


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