Rabaul New Guinea ... incredible variety of reef creatures.

We did some muck dives at Johnny's Jetty in Rabaul and the wreck of the Atun at Pidgeon Island in Rabaul Harbour. The variety of sea creatures to be found here is astounding.

 

Demon Stinger blue ring occy
Demon Stingers are able to bury themselves to remain waiting in ambush. Blue Ring Octopus out foraging on a red sponge on the the wreck of the Atun near Pidgeon Isalnd, Rabaul Harbour.
gorgoniancrab mantisbaby
The spider Crab lives on Sea Urchins, Soft Corals and Gorgonian Corals. I took this photo of this baby mantis shrimp after my dive guide found it amongst the coral rubble.
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