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Al­ba­tross is best dived at an in­com­ing tide which en­sures that the vis­i­bil­ity is at its best (usu­ally around 30 me­tres) and this cur­rent also brings in lots of pelagic fish. Av­er­age depth of this dive is around 20-25 me­ters.

On the way from Lis­se­nung Is­land to Al­ba­tross are two more great dive sites: the wreck of an Amer­i­can B25 Bomber from World War 2 – the Stub­born Hel­lion – as well as Al­ba­tross Muck. Vis­i­bil­ity: 30m Depth: 20–25m Abil­ity level: Min­i­mum Open Wa­ter, Ad­vanced rec­om­mended. Stay: The eas­i­est ac­cess to Al­ba­tross Pas­sage is by stay­ing at Lis­se­nung Is­land Re­sort, a small pri­vate is­land with four pri­vate bun­ga­lows, just 20 min­utes by boat. See lis­se­nung­is­land.com. Josie’s Reef, Kimbe Bay, West New Bri­tain Kimbe Bay is home to bril­liant co­ral for­ma­tions that de­light un­der­wa­ter pho­tog­ra­phers. Dra­matic sea mounts, co­ral walls and lush co­ral gar­dens are all a fea­ture of div­ing here, along with a myr­iad of fish and in­ver­te­brate life.

Josie’s Reef is a re­cently dis­cov­ered site, cov­ered in a dense for­est of sponges, sea-whips and corals, and a giant sea-fan larger than a bus. Vis­i­bil­ity: 20–30m+ Depth: 10–30m Abil­ity Level: Open Wa­ter and


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