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Underwater Photo Location: Papua New Guinea

Underwater Photo Location: Papua New Guinea

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The reefs here are still pretty pristine, and hard and soft corals are numerous in the lagoons, and around the islands and reefs. There is diving for every level of experience, deep reefs, shallow coral gardens, walls and of course WWII wrecks. The main diving areas are Madang for coral and Hansa Bay where you will encounter many shallow wrecks. Tufi has the fjords of Cape Nelson and Wlindi has sone of the most spectacular pinnacle and reef diving. There are also many live-aboard boats that visit the Islands and coral atolls. A lightweight wetsuit or lycra suit is advisable as protection from abrasion etc. The wet season is from December - April but diving is all year round.
Facts about Papua New Guinea
  • It is in Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatwreckwallnight

Marine Life
bigsmallwhalesdolphinsturtlescoralshoals

Diving facilities
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Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Cb Merritt
Periclimenes imperator shrimp on swimming Spanish Dancer nudibranch shot on night dive from Febrina, PNG.

by Joshua Tappert
PNG Coral

by Joshua Tappert
Purple Nudi

by Ben Joubert
Diver & surrounding reef reflection in a Sea Pearl

by Rick Tegeler
Silvertip at the surface....

by Tobias Friedrich
Pgymy seahorse denise with very little focus on head.

by Tobias Friedrich
Harcorals in sunlight near the surface.

by Tony Cherbas
The man in a gray suit stops by

by Tony Cherbas
Ocean Heart

by Tony Cherbas
Wreck of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

by Tony Cherbas
Diveguide Digger Schooling with Barracuda

by Tony Cherbas
Red Dance

by Tony Cherbas
Getting Whipped!

by Tony Cherbas
Elephant Ear

by Tony Cherbas
School of Red Pinjalo Snapper

by Tony Cherbas
"Bat Light"

by Tony Cherbas
Pink Whips in Early Morning Light

by Tony Cherbas
Hunters

by Tony Cherbas
Light and Shadow Unravel in a Barracuda Vortex

by Tony Cherbas
Spades in Sunlight

by Tony Cherbas
"Shark Light"

by Tony Cherbas
Blue Window

by Tony Cherbas
Sunrise

by Tony Cherbas
Explorer

by Tony Cherbas
Tree

by Tony Cherbas
Pai Wreck #2, Papua New Guinea

by Tony Cherbas
Going to School: According to the "oddity effect", Peter would be preferentially targeted by larger predators :)

by Tony Cherbas
What Lurks Below

by Tony Cherbas
Backlight Series: #1. X-Ray

by Tony Cherbas
Backlight Series: #2. Soft Coral Explorer

by Tony Cherbas
Life on a Crinoid

by Tony Cherbas
Crinoid in Whips

by Tony Cherbas
Dreams 2: 1.3 second shutter, F16, ISO 100

by Tony Cherbas
Backlight Series: #4. Light in the Depths

by Tony Cherbas
Fly By: Gray Reef Shark and Anemone

by Tony Cherbas
20MM Machine Gun on the Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter

by Tony Cherbas
Bubble Coral Shrimp with + 10 Subsee diopter

by Tony Cherbas
Soft Coral in Black Coral: Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17 @ 10MM, F13, 1/125, ISO 100. Early morning dive.

by Tony Cherbas
Nudi Sneer

by Tony Cherbas
Backlight Series: #5. Ghost Pipe. Nikkor 40mm, F16, 1/200, ISO 100.

by Tony Cherbas
SHADOW FASHION

by Tony Cherbas
Reef Scene in Current

by Tony Cherbas
Arches. Father's Reef, Papua New Guinea

by Tony Cherbas
Trail of Neon Whips: Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea

by Tony Cherbas
Zero Buoyancy: Zero Wreck. Kimbe Bay, PNG

by Tony Cherbas
Backlight Series: #6. Deep Fire

by Tony Cherbas
Vanessa's Reef, Kimbe Bay, PNG

by Tony Cherbas
A Look Below

by Tony Cherbas
"Closer" Note: This was the only shot taken. I only took one shot because I could see that the turtle was uncomfortable. I think close range flashes on Turtles, especially at night, are very disorienting for the animal. Something to consider...

by Tony Cherbas
Inspiration!

by Tony Cherbas
Up from the Underworld

by Tony Cherbas
Life From Death
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