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FeBrina Liveaboard

MV FeBrina came to Papua New Guinea as the life time dream of Captain Alan Raabe, combined with the foresight of Max Benjamin at Walindi Resort. With Walindi Resort as her home port, and under the management of Alan, MV FeBrina has evolved into a world-class liveaboard, providing a unique diving experience in the bountiful waters of New Britain. MV FeBrina is 73 feet of liveaboard comfort and convenience. She is a stable and extremely seaworthy motor vessel, well set out and catering for serious divers and photographers who want a total PNG dive experience.

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MV FeBrina has accommodation for 12 passengers in 7 air-conditioned cabins, all with ensuite facilities. Air-conditioning units are all individual split system units, controlled from your cabin. The cabins have been custom built to include plenty of storage area and make maximum use of space available. Bathroom facilities all have regular flush toilets. The dive deck is well set out and diving couldn’t be easier, donning your gear at the dive consoles and entering the water via the water level duckboard. FeBrina’s crew are locally trained as divers, and they specialise in combining excellent service and meals in combination with the ultimate diving experience. The crew are friendly and humble, always ready to offer a smile and a helping hand. They are extraordinarily good “spotters” often pointing out elusive and rarely seen critters, much to everyone’s delight.

FeBrina offers the following itineraries:

Starting and finishing at Walindi Resort
Signature Itinerary – Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Father’s Reef (9 or 10 nights)
Mid Year Itinerary – Kimbe Bay and Witu Islands OR Father’s Reef (8 nights)
Witu Itinerary – Kimbe Bay and Witu Islands (8 nights)

Starting and finishing in Rabaul
South Coast New Britain Itinerary (9 nights)

FeBrina itineraries map

Example 10 night Signature Itinerary
Day 1 – Board FeBrina late afternoon
Day 2 – Kimbe Bay diving, 4-5 dives
Day 3 – Witu Islands, 4-5 dives
Day 4 – Witu Islands, 4-5 dives
Day 5 – Witu Islands, 4-5 dives
Day 6 – Father’s Reef, 4-5 dives
Day 7 – Father’s Reef, 4-5 dives
Day 8 – Father’s Reef, 4-5 dives
Day 9 – Father’s Reef, 4-5 dives
Day 10 – Kimbe Bay, 3 dives, dinner at Walindi Resort
Day 11 – Disembark FeBrina

Diving Kimbe Bay
The coral reefs in Kimbe Bay are extraordinarily rich – a recent coral count revealed an incredible 413 species of hard coral. This is over half the total world species in one Bay, a truly remarkable statistic which makes Kimbe Bay the “Coral Capital of the World”. Over 900 species of fish have been recorded and this number will continue to grow as more research is done.

Diving the Witu Islands & Father’s Reef
At the Witu Islands, schools of pelagic fishes abound on the world renowned Lama Shoals, a sea mount rising to within 15 feet of the surface from the surrounding deep waters. Father’s Reef, to the north east of Kimbe Bay along the northern coast line of New Britain, is a series of offshore reefs, which are the sunken remains of a huge extinct volcanic caldera. The reefs have interesting topography with swim throughs and arches adorned with soft corals and other sea life. Being offshore, these reefs attract many pelagic species including Sharks, Tuna, Barracuda, Turtles and Rays, which all come in to feed off the prolific reef fish and other invertebrate species that have settled here. Many dives at these offshore reefs include encounters with Silvertip, Whitetip and Grey Reef Sharks and the dive guides of the FeBrina have developed techniques to bring the sharks in closer – this can be a particular advantage for photographers!

Signature Itinerary (9 or 10 nights)
Price 2017 (9 nights): Double/Twin-cabin 4,400 USD (approx 3,280 GBP)
Price 2017 (10 nights): Double/Twin-cabin 4,800 USD (approx 3,578 GBP)
Price 2018 (9 nights): Double/Twin-cabin 4,590 USD (approx 3,422 GBP)
Price 2018 (10 nights): Double/Twin-cabin 4,990 USD (approx 3,720 GBP)
Upgrades available to Single cabins.

Mid Year Itinerary (8 nights)
Price 2017: Double/Twin-cabin 3,650 USD (approx 2,721 GBP)
Upgrades available to Single cabins.

Witu Itinerary (8 nights)
Price 2017: Double/Twin-cabin 3,560 USD (approx 2,654 GBP)
Upgrades available to Single cabins.

South Coast New Britain Itinerary (9 nights)
Price 2017: Double/Twin-cabin 4,400 USD (approx 3,280 GBP)
Price 2018: Double/Twin-cabin 4,590 USD (approx 3,422 GBP)
Upgrades available to Single cabins.

Prices include: Cabin accommodation on FeBrina with 4-5 dives per day (inc night dive), tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, snacks, wine with dinner, airport transfers, and dinner at Walindi Resort on the final night.

Environmental & Safety Fee: 6 USD/night
Nitrox: Price on request