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Tyres, Tins, Bottles and things

Diving Kokopo
Beneath Sipalay

The landscape under a Pier often reflects the attitudes of some people on top of it.  If we can’t see what’s thrown down there it’s easy to ignore, but what can happen to all that unsightly rubbish abandoned from above? I’m not about to go into any of the environmental aspects of all this because we know it can’t be at all good for our oceans and bays.  For example, it is believed that over many years tyres immersed in sea water can leach zinc and polycyclic aromatic compounds.

Having dived at several locations in Papua New Guinea in past years and recognising its close proximity to Australia, it seemed an ideal choice for a brief overseas diving excursion. Allways Dive Expeditions advised us that a new dive operation had been established this year at Kokopo in East New Britain.
When the Tavurvur volcano erupted in 1994 inundating Rabaul with metres of volcanic ash, most of the township was re-established 14 km away at Kokopo.

Resorts by nature are competitive, so it was no real surprise to read that Easy Diving near Sipalay on the island of Negros Occidental offered something a bit different…like 40 dive sites. The question was how good were they? The resort has a long lagoon running parallel to the shoreline and its seaward edge drops off quite dramatically to over 40m. The wall continues and gradually fragments into outcrops of tabletop reef assemblages spread over an area that can be reached by boat in ten minutes.

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