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Magic Passage and Planet Rock

Listed under Coral Reefs in Papua New Guinea.

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I had read a lot of reviews on diving about this place in dive journals and over the internet and they all described it as spectacular so I had to see it for myself. I stayed at the cheapest accommodation I could find in Madang (Flag Hotel) and did some land base diving. Magic passage (drift dive) and Planet Rock (pinnacle dive) were my favourites.

At magic rock I saw large schools of sweetlips, barracudas, trevallies, white tip reef sharks, huge sea fans and colourful soft corals. Planet Rock is a schooling place for hammerhead sharks but I saw them from a distance. The coral pinnacle rises from very deep to about 10m below surface. The changing currents attract huge predators and divers alike!

Definitely would recommend dive enthusiasts to dive here not only because of my diving experience here but also its location in the Coral Triangle. For those of you who are not aware of the Coral Triangle, it is globe epicenter of marine species diversity and is one of the top priorities for marine conservation.

Written by  Johnny Singh.

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Written by  Nick Shaw.

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