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