Situated on the easternmost point of the huge island of New Guinea, Milne Bay offers some of the best diving in PNG for the full spectrum of marine life
This stretch of shallow black sand sinking below the waterline is crammed full of marine life of the smaller variety, a mecca for macro photographers. Amongst the fascinating array of small creatures are ghost pipefish, flatworms, seahorses, frogfish, dwarf lionfish, juvenile batfish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish, mandarin fish, and lots of nudibranchs.
Comprised of a large current-swept pinnacle at the mouth of Milne Bay, Banana Bommie is home to an abundance of different species from spider crabs to barramundi cod. It rises from about 43 meters (141 feet) all the way up to 2 meters (7 feet) below the surface. On the south side some remarkable soft corals can be found. Large numbers of fusiliers, batfish, reef sharks and sea cucumbers can be seen at this site.
This is a great site for spotting big fish. Hammerheads, manta rays, and whale sharks can be seen, while dolphins, minke whales and even killer whales have been spotted as well. Also present are a variety of anemonies, barracuda schools and very large elephant ear sponges. This dive site has a shelf which initially drops to about 16 meters (52 feet) and then plunges with a sheer wall down to 100 meters (328 feet).