Scuba diving is an adventurous sport, if you love Scuba diving, you must go to Papua New Guinea for a breathtaking experience. The water is very clear and warm there and the corals and sponges are spectacular. The reefs are healthy and teeming with life.
Watch these scuba divers surrounded by beautiful fishes below.
Video credit: Rumble
You can see colorful fish everywhere and larger creatures such as sharks, turtles, rays, and barracuda can be easily found. These divers go 20m (60 feet) beneath the waves, swimming over the reef when they noticed that they were suddenly in a shadow from just above.
Divers see a large school of young barracuda drifted over them. As they looked up in wonder, the school of fish descended slowly and the divers found themselves right in the middle.
These are young barracuda, approximately 1m (3 feet) in length. They travel in large groups for hunting until they are much larger. They can grow to 2m (6 feet) and can weigh over 30kg (66lbs).
They have large teeth that help them in hunting. These juveniles are not harmful to people and will never attack humans. They drift calmly along and don’t get curious about the divers.
Even as adults, barracuda seldom bite humans. They have attacked swimmers or divers in few instances when the fish mistook body parts such as hands or feet for fish. There are also reports of flashy jewelry being mistaken for fish scales. Even mistaken bites are extremely rare.
Experienced scuba divers know very well that a respectful behavior will usually give them a close look and a photograph or two before they move on. In some cases, the fish approaches the divers and a brief and attracts divers.
Papua New Guinea is also famous for its indigenous cultures, with over 800 languages (1/3 of the languages in the world) and for having the largest area of intact rainforest outside the Amazon.
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