Just 15 kilometers from Port Moresby is one of my favorite dive sites in Papua New Guinea.
Hard to believe that such good diving could exist so close to a capital city, but when the conditions are right Suzie’s Bommie is truly world class diving!
Located on the sunken barrier reef, which runs roughly parallel to the coast about 3.5 kilometers offshore, Suzie’s Bommie rises up from the sandy seabed at 30m to within 13m of the surface.
It is a pristine example of a reef ecosystem that sustains a diversity of creatures from the photogenic pygmy seahorse to schooling pelagics.
However, its position on the barrier reef means that it can only be dived when the conditions are right.
But a good dive on Suzie’s will remain etched into your memory for a long time.
I first dived it in 2004 and can still vividly recall trying to capture the incredible school of sweetlips that hang out on the top of the reef – obviously feeling a degree of safety in numbers, they let me approach so close I could have reached out and touched them!
Suzie’s Bommie Underwater Image Gallery
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