Papua New Guinea – The Home of Scuba Diving

Known only to Europeans in the 16th century, today it is famous for its extraordinary underwater marine life. Papua New Guinea has become a world diving phenomenon but it is visited even less by tourists because internal traffic is still developing. Most places are not accessible by road or plane, but only by foot. New Guinea is home to more than a thousand tribes and seven hundred different languages ​​are spoken there. Thus, isolation from the world helps these cultured inhabitants to preserve their traditional culture and customs. It also contains some memories from the second World War.

Papua New Guinea is an oceanic nation. The country is not limited by land borders, the ocean is vast arbitrarily connected by beautiful coconut trees, beaches, corals and reefs, lagoons and ash of volcanic eruption among the blue water of the sea transformed into a beautiful natural world. It is a beautiful country consisting of fifteen islands and a combination of picturesque highlands, mountain ranges, lush green vegetation and wildlife with corals and underwater marine life. The ethnic group of residents is another attraction you will find when you decide to visit.

The place is best known for diving. The islands here offer rare and nameless species of corals and reefs. This country was at a time nominated by divers to experience the beautiful view of several beautiful corals and reefs. You will also be able to see wrecks from the Second World War IE planes, ships, submarines etc. Some of the best places to visit and see these depressing but large shipwrecks are; Rabaul, Kavieng, Loloata (Port Moresby) and Madang. In Madang, you will be able to see about thirty-five Japanese fighter planes. These ruins are in good condition, some not far from the sea shore, some decorated with corals and reefs, the overall view is so beautiful and colorful that it will leave you mesmerized.

There are several organized boards that will take you to great diving spots. Some of them include; Tania Reef, has a large number of corals that protrude about one hundred and forty feet below the water to two and a half meters from the surface. It is also home to shells and turtles. Cobb Cliff, here apart from the colorful corals and reefs, you can see large pelagics such as manta rays and hammerhead sharks, as well as macro fish such as scorpionfish, rhinoceros, blue ribbon eel, elegant firehead and many more. At Wahoo Point, you will see sharks, minke whales and killer whales, in addition to mammals, you have a wide variety of large elephant ear sponges and barracuda, and marine photographers will get exciting photos of the place and an impression of satisfaction. Cherie Reef is a drift dive that offers slopes surrounded by attractive gorgonians and many small colorful fish that adorn the gorgonians. Then there is Little China, which has a coral garden, a cave diving viewpoint, Michelle Reef and Crinoid City, a city of black coral.

More than a thousand cultural groups and seven hundred different languages ​​are spoken here. This country is so culturally diverse that you will find different forms of art, music, dance, costumes, and architecture that stand out in their own way.

Being culturally diverse, the country has many attractive festivals. One of the colorful and fun festivals is Tumbuna Sing Sing. At this festival, all the different tribes come together in their traditional costumes, sing and dance together, enjoying the unity with each other. The Mount Hagen Cultural Show is also another famous festival in the highlands of Papua New Guinea that takes place in August. A festival where people dress up and take pictures like their clan or group.

Papua New Guinea is very rich in culture. You will never regret coming here. This country has perspective hikes, picturesque volcanic mountains, beaches lined with coconut palms, rare species of animals and marine life and much more.

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