Diving & Snorkeling Papua New Guinea (Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Guides Series)

Diving & Snorkeling Papua New Guinea (Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Guides Series)

by Bob Halstead, Tim Rock
     
 
Smoking volcanoes, lush lowlands and over 600 islands rimmed with coral reefs support a marine biodiversity in Papua New Guinea (PNG) that is unequaled anywhere else in the world. The warm Solomon and Coral seas offer shallow snorkeling on fringing or patch reefs, and deeper dives along the sheer walls of submerged volcanoes. History buffs will marvel at WWII

Overview

Smoking volcanoes, lush lowlands and over 600 islands rimmed with coral reefs support a marine biodiversity in Papua New Guinea (PNG) that is unequaled anywhere else in the world. The warm Solomon and Coral seas offer shallow snorkeling on fringing or patch reefs, and deeper dives along the sheer walls of submerged volcanoes. History buffs will marvel at WWII wreckage found above and below the sea. Populations in the swelling cities, remote villages and settlements along the Sepik River are as varied as the country's terrain. This guide describes PNG's best dive sites, with full-color photos throughout.

  • dive site depth range and weather conditions
  • common, unusual and hazardous marine life
  • topside information, including cultural and natural attractions
  • diving services and live-abroad information
  • 15 easy-to-read maps
  • includes top dives in the Solomon & Coral Seas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864427762
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Series:
Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling Guides Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.44(d)

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