"Rabaul...ShipWreck Divers' Paradise!" Rabaul by jadedmuse
Rabaul Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 135 photos
Located in the eastern province of the island of New Britain, Rabaul is perhaps best known for the role it played during WWII, when Japanese soldiers stole ashore and stashed grenades and artillery in small caves near the shoreline. It was in fact the WWII headquarters for the Japanese fleet in the Pacific.
To the scuba diving enthusiast, Rabaul is a fascinating trip through the underwater world of WWII shipwrecks - some of the best in the South Pacific. The harbor is literally proliferate with sunken wrecks and reefs resulting from the wartime casualties.
To nature lovers, Rabaul represents a captivating island full of volcanic temptations (last eruption was in 1994) and ecological wonders.
Whether you're a nature lover, a dive fanatic, a historian or a military enthusiast, this smaller island off the main coast of PNG offers something for everyone and should NOT be missed when visiting this part of the world.
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And if you haven't seen it yet, please visit my intro page under Papua New Guinea
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