LISSENUNG ISLAND REEF
This reef borders 2/3 of the island and is a great spot for photography and night diving. Likely encounters include seahorses, six species of clownfish, crocodile fish, cockatoo waspfish, twin-spot gobies, blacktip reef sharks, turtles, a wide variety of shrimp, and so much more!
Next to an impressive ridge rising from the ocean bottom, you’ll find the ‘Der Yang’, a Korean fishing boat at about 103 ft. The ‘Der Yang’ was sunk in 1984 to make an artificial reef and slipped to her current depth following a storm in 1997. Frequent visitors include jacks, barracudas, white & grey reef sharks, spanish mackerel, dogtooth tuna, turtles, and occasional eagle rays.
On an incoming tide, this narrow passage is populated with eagle rays, mobula rays, dogtooth tuna, barracudas, whitetip, silvertip & grey reef sharks and lots of other fish. The wall bordering the passage is covered with big fan corals, black corals, and sponges which provide cover for leaf scorpionfish, pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, garden eels, clownfish and more. All in all, this dive is a must!
An eclectic collection of old bottles, cans, and tires scattered around the pylons of a slipway in the Kavieng Harbor has turned into the best muck dive in the area! Attracted to the spot are such wonderful critters as ghost pipefish, demon stingers, seahorses, nudibranchs, allied cowries, mantis shrimp, octopus, lionfish, scorpion fish, juvenile harlequin sweetlips, clownfish and banded sea snakes.
This 300′ wide patch reef located in the middle of Steffen Strait is covered with hard corals and big fans. Swarming the area during an incoming tide are fusiliers, redtooth triggerfish, dogtooth tuna, mackerels, barracuda, trevally, grey & whitetip reef sharks, and more.
This patch of reef boasts beautiful corals and nudibranchs and on an incoming tide is teeming with oceanic triggerfish, rainbow runners, tuna, jacks, sharks, barracudas & schools of batfish.
This beautiful drift dive features gorgeous hard corals and huge fan corals, as well as mobula rays, turtles, sea snakes, and sharks.
Explore the beautiful coral garden or the sand and sea grass area of this dive site. You may spot bumphead parrotfish, clownfish, whitetip reef sharks, fusiliers, seahorses, frogfish, eels, crabs, nudibranchs, flatworms or ghost pipefish.
A wall-like reef covered in soft corals, sponges, & fans attracts schooling jacks & barracuda, sharks, eagle rays, turtles, scorpion fish, and redtooth triggerfish.
Hard and soft corals, schools of fusiliers & batfish, feather stars with squat lobsters, clownfish, cuttlefish, anthias, triggerfish, rainbow runners, occasional sharks & eagle rays, and more.