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Dive Review of Kabaira Dive Rabaul/Rapopo in
Papua New Guinea/East New Britain

Kabaira Dive Rabaul/Rapopo: "Kabaira Dive Rabaul", Sep, 2016,

by Michael O'Reilly, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 9221.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bunaken, Lembeh, Wakatobi, Sippadan, Indonesian Borneo, GBR, South Australia, PNG, Tanzania, Philippines many locations, Little Caymen, Belize, Turks and Caicos, other
Closest Airport Kokopo Getting There Flights direct from Port Moresby

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 27 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Flexible
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No dedicated tank on boat that I saw. Limited facilities at dive shop. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments East New Britain has nowhere near the reputation that Walindi and West New Britain possesses. I have not experienced Walindi yet, so please take this review with a grain of salt.

Dive operator Shaun is an Aussie ex-Navy man. Locals claim that there are 65 wrecks within a 15 minute boat ride. I only dove about 4wrecks in my 3 days diving there, but there are a variety of WWII era wrecks at easily dive-able depths, with a few more recent wrecks thrown in. Of note, there is a Japanese Zero aircraft wreck in very shallow water at one si ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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