In September 2000, Doug, Mark and I traveled to Papua New Guinea and Australia. This video depicts the PNG portion of that trip. We eventually made it to Rabaul on the Island of New Britian and encountered a very active volcano that was erupting. It closed down the harbor and buried the town in dozens of feet in ash. We ventured as close as we could go to the caldera and walked on top of what was once the lively town of Rabaul which was the sight of a major Japanese naval base in WWII.

Once aboard the Star Dancer we travelled for a week down to Walinda to visit a native village and soak in some hot springs in the interior. Along the way we visited numerous bommies, atolls, and fringing reefs and experienced the warm translusent waters and white sand beaches of the region.

We did a shark feed underwater and dove on a WWII tank and ships. We finished the trip with a good old aussie bbq as we were entertained by the native villagers. Great trip!

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