Saturday, November 18, 2006

This would be the icing on the cake...

I have dived the Door Step Reef numerous times and have found so many different critters on the one dive site. What can I say - I'm so proud to have such an awesome site at the tips of my toes.From Pipe fish...

to Frog fish...

one of the only critters that I haven't found on this reef is the infamous Rhinopias Scorpion fish. Once I do well, I won't have to say any more about the place. You sleep in clean rooms, eat the best home cooking you'll ever get and see some of the most amazing creatures of the sea right off the beach. Door Step Reef - check it out,
Oh yeah, I took these pics myself :)


Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Hey Blog,

Here a photo of the recent eruption in Rabaul.

It was taken by Bruce Alexander from the Hamamas Hotel and was sourced from AAP.

We didn't get much ash (close to nothing at all) - Kokopo and Rabaul got most of the ash.


Monday, October 09, 2006

Latest news following eruption...

Hey all, Hannah here. If you have been following the news over the weekend, chances are y'all heard that Mt Tavurur a.k.a. Matupit erupted on Saturday morning. Well fortunately, everyone is fine. Lyn gave me a call 11am Saturday and told me everyone was evacuating from Rabaul itself, and later that afternoon I was in phone contact with Kabaira Dive - it appears the eruption had minimal impact out at Kabaira. Apparently Kokopo copped a fair bit of ash, but thats all.

The news reports all mention how Rabaul's residents are all used to this sort of thing, but in my opinion, I believe that after going through a major eruption back in 1994, peoples' memories are still a bit raw. Hence the voluntary evacuations. No doubt this weekend's event have brought back some unwanted memories.

Anyway, will keep you posted on how things are going at Kabaira Dive. Also I believe that flights in and out of the area were cancelled over the weekend - will let you know when I hear they are back to normal.

Cheers, H.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Posting from Stephen

Hey Hey Blog,

Did two dives today, easy dives with two mates who hadn't dived for a

Everything nor but hey I found a Goby with two shrimps, and I was so
excited, and a Nudi was on the gobii. I was shitted off i didn't have my

Catch mulai

Step Man

Oh Hi sheena Thanks For the drop.


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Live-aboard MV Golden Dawn

In recent news, of particular interest to people who prefer live-aboards, Kabaira Dive has been engaged to assist with local dive tours for divers travelling on the MV Golden Dawn. MV Golden Dawn has included Rabaul in its itinerary in June 2007, and berths are still available.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Hi, Hannah here. I am based in Australia and have created this blog as a means of helping to promote my brother Stephen's business in Papua New Guinea. I am hoping to post Stephen's Dive Diary entries here, as well as any other interesting news & stories about Kabaira Dive as they occur.

Now for a bit of background on the business - After getting his PADI Dive Master qualification in Cairns, Qld., Australia, Stephen moved back to our family home at Kabaira in East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 2003. With the support of his parents, Bert & Lyn, he has established Kabaira Dive as the province's longest continually running land-based dive tour operator in recent years. For more details on the dive sites and services that Kabaira Dive offers, including accomodation and optional land tours, please visit