Dive Site: Tawali House Reef, Milne Bay, PNG

Mandarin fish diving Tawali House Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: House Reef with Macro critters
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 8MBottom: 9M
Location: Between the Main Wharf and the Dive Shop Wharf and done in any direction

Description

Tawali House Reef is an easy shallow reef which can be done as a day or night dive. Just follow the wall around and look out for Mandarin Fish, Ghost Pipefish, pygmy seahorse, Horseshoe crab and occasional epaulet shark.

You’ll probably also spot critters that you don’t recognise, and may be still described as ‘undetermined’ in the books like this shrimp.

Some kind of weird night shrimp diving Tawali House Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

Of course, they’ll be familiar ‘faces’ like this pair of coral banded shrimp – who tend not to work in pairs – so not sure what’s happening there…

Pair of banded coral shrimp diving Tawali House Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

A colourful Fire Urchin to light up a night dive.

Fire urchin diving Tawali House Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

And the prize that you’ve been seeking for the whole dive – a great shot of the shy, little mandarin fish…

Mandarin fish diving Tawali House Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit

… or two!

Mandarin fish pair diving Tawali House Reef at Tawali Milne Bay diving PNG by Diveplanit