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Sleepy and remote, Kavieng in Papua New Guinea is a diving all-rounder with great wrecks, pristine reefs and if lucky, sightings of schooling silvertip sharks.
Kimbe Bay is a huge marine protected area with an extremely bio-diverse ecosystem.
Dive with a pygmy seahorse, manta ray or even a hammerhead shark at one of the world’s best diving destinations, Milne Bay.
The coral reefs of Papua New Guinea lie within the Coral Triangle, an area with the highest marine biodiversity on earth. During muck dives and macro dives, you are likely to see pygmy seahorses, mimic octopus, flamboyant cuttlefish, and varieties of frogfish, scorpionfish and pipefish. Not forgetting more types of nudibranch than you might be able to remember as well as multiple species of shrimp and crab. There are larger reef dwellers to look out for as well including nurse sharks, groupers, wobbegongs and leopard sharks.
Divers looking for pelagic marine life will be delighted with Papua New Guinea. Hammerhead sharks, manta rays, and whale sharks are frequently seen in Papua New Guinea along with passing pods of whales and dolphins. At the outer seamounts and drop-offs, schooling pelagic fish like barracuda, tuna, mackerel, and trevally are often seen hunting for prey like snapper and fusilier together with sharks.
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