Most of the airplane wrecks and shipwrecks in Kavieng are overgrown with soft and hard coral. Frequently seen at wrecks are resident schools of yellowtail snapper, curious batfish and within the nooks and crannies find blennies, moray eels and crabs.
At the passes where currents are swift, expect to see big schools of barracuda and bigeye trevally as well as grey reef sharks, whitetip sharks and hunting fish like tuna. Eagle rays also frequent the passes and occasionally mobula rays.
Elsewhere at coral gardens, sloping reefs and walls, see more schools of fish like fusilier and snapper together with giant groupers and cleaning fish like unicornfish and surgeonfish. A particularly exciting site is near New Hanover Island where there have been sightings of schooling silvertip sharks.
Critter hunters will not be disappointed in Kavieng. A closer look at most reefs will reveal many types of nudibranch and interesting creatures like frogfish, crocodilefish, pipefish, scorpionfish, waspfish and seahorses.
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