If there was ever a place, called underwater paradise on earth, it would be at the Raja Ampat Islands. Located on the northwest end of New Guinea Island in Indonesia, Raja Ampat is an archipelago with more than 1500 islands, coral reefs and sandbars, situated in the Coral Triangle and surrounded by the majestic Pacific Ocean.
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Scuba Diving in MV Petrel, Rockingham, Western Australia Australia
MV Petrel is located in Rockingham, which is about at 47 km/29 mi in the south-west of Perth. It is an interesting wreck dive that is appropriate for beginners and experienced divers alike. The average depth here is at 18 m/59.1 ft and the maximum is at 23 m/75.5 ft. Visibility is low, less than 5 m/16.4 ft.
The steam tug lies at the depth of 14 m/45.9 ft and it is surrounded by numerous fish, including old wives, bullseye and schools of yellowtails to name just a few. In addition, divers are able to see colorful nudibranchs, beautiful soft corals, sea anemones and sea cucumbers. It is advisable to take a dive flag, due to the boat traffic.
Finally, it should be mentioned that it is a popular dive site, so if you wish to avoid the crowds, you can dive at night or early in the morning.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.