Don Silcock is an Australian now based on Bali. He is a passionate underwater photographer who has dived extensively in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and many other locations across the Indo-Pacific. Don caught the big-animal bug a few ago after a trip to photograph the humpback whales of the Tonga and is now working his way through an expensive looking “to do” list. His images, articles and comprehensive location guides can be found on his website here.
The nation of Timor-Leste (until recently known as East Timor) has a long history of conflict and colonialism. But it’s begun to open to travelers, and the scuba diving in Timor Leste is world-class.
Kimbe Bay, on the north coast of New Britain, is famous for its marine biodiversity. Conservation in Kimbe Bay is key to preserving this underwater wonderland.
Some in the scientific community call Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea the coral crucible. With 400 species of coral, it lives up to that reputation.