Dive Site: Deacon’s Reef, Tawali, Milne Bay, PNG

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Site Overview

Site Type: Reef – Scenic
Depth: Top: 8MMedian: 10MBottom: 22M
Location: 10 minutes to the west of Tawali Dive Resort on the north coast

Description

Deacon’s Reef is located on the north coast, just 10 minutes away by punt. It has a variety of hard and soft corals along a reef wall between which falls from about 12 to 30m. Deacons Reef also has many gullies and swim throughs, gorgonians, seafans and whip corals.

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Deacon’s Reef has the kind of terrain that makes for interesting diving.

Diver above the hard corals diving Deacons Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

Being on the north coast the water is clear and the currents are just enough to keep it so.

Featherstars and fusiliers diving Deacons Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

There is plenty to see just lying around – though sometimes like this scorpionfish it’s hiding in plain sight.

Scorpionfish diving Deacons Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

The Leaf Scorpionfish can be just as hard to spot.

Leaf scorpionfish diving Deacons Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

And sometimes it’s not, though wishes it could. These Spinecheeks always look particularly miffed when they’ve been spotted.

Local spinecheek narrow stripes diving Deacons Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

Wherever you look the coral is in perfect condition.

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Whether it’s nice plate coral or just coating corals.

Hard corals diving Deacons Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

Being on the north coast of Milne Bay it is worthwhile keeping an eye out in the blue for Whalesharks, Hammerheads and Mantas.