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Rabaul is a town on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. Rabaul was a scene of intense battle during the Pacific Campaign of WWII. There are still numerous wrecks of military vessels and aircraft around Rabaul. The town has been the subject of many war documentaries. Together,the rich war history and volcanic eruptions have created a beautiful landscape adorned with rock formations and war wrecks, a mouthwatering experience for diving enthusiasts. Rabaul is best known for its diverse and rich fish life and a coastline decorated with innumerable wrecks. The reef structures around Rabaul are pristine and waters have excellent visibility. These qualities make Rabaul an ideal destination for pelagic and macro diving and photography. There are several reefs, walls and drop-offs in the area. The war wrecks are so extensive in numbers that a diver will come across ship and aircraft wrecks as shallow as 5 meters and as deep as 50 meters. Divers can enter some of these wrecks through various openings and get a close view of these once majestic vessels. The popular wrecks in the area are, Italy Maru (a Japanese Transporter, sunk in 1943), Manko Maru (a Japanese Vessel sunk in 1943), Zero Aircraft (a Japanese Fighter aircraft), Georges Wreck (a Japanese cable layer, later used to lay mines), Pidgin Island Reefs and Duke of York Islands.