SNORKELLING AND SCUBA DIVING ARE POPULAR PURSUITS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Scuba diving in a coral sea (and Papua New Guinea is renowned for being a great diving destination with one of the healthiest coral reefs in the world), surfing, kayaking and sport fishing for Giant Trevally, New Guinea Black Bass and Barramundi (not unusual to get a 40 pounder) are all popular pursuits.
And for those like me, whose face to face confrontation with a shark - even the most docile - would probably bring on a death dealing anxiety attack, there is world class snorkeling where you can venture out as far as, or stay as close to safety as desired.
birds in flight. In the crystalline turquoise blue of the ocean, schools of barracuda lit by a filtered sun, swirl in massed funnels like crazed tornadoes, while silver tip sharks cruise by, slow and menacing.
From the daintiest sea slugs to the massive proportions of a gliding whale shark as it sups on huge masses of krill each time it opens its mouth, the oceans of Papua New Guinea are the ultimate for the sea adventurer.
Posted by Anne Gordon on Saturday, 18th September, 2010