Diving in Milne Bay covers a large area with a great variety of dive sites. The region is most famous for its muck diving, but divers can also delight in WII airplane wrecks, dramatic coral laden drop-offs, towering pinnacles covered in schooling fish and lush coral gardens.
A famous muck dive which will excite critter lovers.
Divers can spot Blue Ribbon Eels, Cuttle fish, Lion fish, a huge variety of Nudibranchs, Manta Shrimps, Mandarin fish, Frog fish, Sea horses, Ghost pipe fish, Cockatoo wasp fish and more.
A coral covered wall dive that is about 12 metres from the surface at its shallowest. The first thing to catch your eye are the huge barrel sponges and gorgonian fans covering the reef top.
A great spot to see some larger pelagic activity. While not guaranteed, divers should keep their eyes peeled for Humpback Whales, Orcas, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Mantas and Hammer Heads - all of which have been spotted on this site.
Samarai Island Jetty
This jetty has seen better days, but below the waterline the conditions are perfect for critters to thrive.
A smaller site, which means less swimming and more time to find a good spot to observe the local marine life. A gradual slope reaches a sandy bottom at about 27m, where divers can find garden eels and red lined sea cucumbers in the sand while fusiliers, batfish and reef sharks swirl above and amongst divers.
A nice balanced dive with larger pelagics like hammerheads and manta rays frequently spotted, but also leaf scorpion fish, Rhinopious, Blue Ribbon Eels, Elegant Fire Gobys and more.