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Filming in Papua New Guinea

Milne Bay, PNG    

September 26, 2010

It's on again, the latest of regular treks to Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea. It's no mean feat packing, labeling and shipping the many road-cases filled with diving and filming equipment. One this trip that's 32 items consigned weighing literally close to a tonne!

The reefs here, in the heart of the 'Coral Triangle', are the most abundant, diverse and intact coral reef systems remaining on the planet, not far to the north of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. It's challenging and rewarding to work here.

We have been extensively filming tropical marine life here as a major project since 2006. Many of the scenes in 'Coral Sea Dreaming - Awaken' and 'Undersea Edens' were captured in this region.

The deep, remote, clear and protected waters of Milne Bay feature numerous islands and reefs only accessible by boat. Operating out of the port of Alotau, our fabulous floating frontline base for current filming expeditions is MV Chertan.

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Large fauna such as Whale Shark, Hammerheads and Mantas still frequent these waters. Fascinating marine creatures such as pygmy seahorses, 'mimic' octopus, cryptic fish and multitudes of outlandish nudibranchs have only recently been discovered with many more awaiting scientific description.

"We have already archived hundreds of hours of HD vision of PNG's underwater riches with more trips planned for 2011.

We would like to support marine education throughout the country by providing access and use of our footage for the long-term benefit of future generations.

We are also supporting the development of sustainable marine eco-tourism in PNG because we see it as an essential economic pathway to the future health, management and preservation of one of the worlds few last truly wild natural history places."

Backup at nearby Tawali Resort also offers travelers a unique location to dive, dine, explore, relax and enjoy the unspoiled wonders of this magnificent part of the world.

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Basslets & Pullers   Orange-lined Cardinalfish   MV Chertan

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