Dive Site: Ral Island, Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

Above water diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Shallow fringing reef to sandy bottom
Depth: Median: 7MBottom: 10M
Location: Isolated island in the bay west of Kavieng

Description

Ral Island is the perfect place for a relaxing third dive or training or shake-down dives.

Lionfish diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit

The island’s fringing reef is home to all manner of sea life from clownfish, to white tipped reef sharks nosing around over the sand.

Clarks clownfish diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit

The fringing reef itself has a great variety of corals – all in great condition – with a number of species in each area.

Thistley coral amongst the pocillopora diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit

The reef is surrounded by sand, and along this boundary you’ll find plenty of macro creatures.

Cowrie shell diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit

There are many different types of sea anemone each with its own particular host species.

Coral structures diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit

Some of the coral structures are quite amazing in their geometric complexity.

Coral like landscape diving Ral Island at Kavieng PNG by Diveplanit