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Underwater Photo Location: Picasso's Playground, Conflict Islands

Underwater Photo Location: Picasso's Playground, Conflict Islands

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A newly-named dive site in a quasi-unexplored atoll of 22 uninhabited islands and islets. Located at the heart of the world's most diverse marine bioregion (the Coral Triangle), the Conflict Islands offer everything the enthusiast marine life lover could hope for: shallow lagoons with clear blue waters, plunging reef walls covered with life in all shapes, forms and colours, endemic species, breath-taking pelagic encounters including sharks, manta rays, schools of tuna, whales, orcas and dolphins.
Facts about Picasso's Playground, Conflict Islands
  • It is in Papua New Guinea
  • Picasso's Playground, Conflict Islands is in the Coral Sea.
  • The typical depth is 50+ Metres 160+ Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorewallnightdrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesdolphinsturtlescoral

Diving facilities
airhireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Fabrice Jaine
As a marine biologist, I was recently invited to take part in an expedition to explore the Conflict Islands, a remote atoll of PNG. This shot is a perfect representation of my overall feeling about this marine biodiversity hotspot. Canon 7D, 15mm fis
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