Joelle’s, Anne Sophieand Malupa dive sites.
If I was impressed with the diving on day one, day two raised the bar. Starting with Joelle’s. A lovely forty-minute boat ride from my jungle home, I was once again in diving heaven. I’m talking about forty meter visibility, coral gardens that you only dream of and a resident Hawksbill Turtle that followed me around like my very own underwater puppy for the entire dive. I fondly called him Martin, after my dive master, who not only had a very special connection with Martin the turtle but with all the dive sites in Kimbe Bay.
The beauty of having local dive masters at a resort, especially for photographers, is the knowledge base these professionals possess.
Martin and his colleagues know where all the underwater critters live and are proud to show off their spectacular reefs to visitors. My advice to even the most experienced diver is stick with the dive masters and you will see a lot more than you ever would on your own.
Also found at Joelles’s are schooling Barracuda, Big Eye Trevally, Pinfaro, Dog Tooth Tuna, Surgeonfish, Gray Reef Sharks and White Tip Sharks.
I will always remember Anne Sophie as the Barracuda and Batfish dive. Not because they are the only things there, on the contrary, but because they are in such abundance it is hard to get past them. Tornadoes of Barracuda swirl around you in the water column above this reef. If you do happen to look down for a moment you will find a reef that is blessed with huge brain coral, sea fans, black coral trees and barrel sponges providing homes for the abundant marine life including crabs, Scorpion fish, nudibranchs, flatworms and Dart fish.
The last dive of the day was Malupa, which is great for anyone who loves the smaller things in life. Abundant crustations and fish life found in a landscape of hard and soft corals that you could easily spend hours exploring.
Friendly turtles, big fish, small critters, colorful coral gardens and someone who can show you it all.
What more can you ask for?