Diving Papua New Guinea onboard the MV FeBrina

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The MV FeBrina is one of Papua New Guinea's best known live-aboard dive boats.

The boat is a 72-foot long vessel taking a maximum of 12 passengers, fully air-conditioned and fitted with every convenience to make your trip one of the most enjoyable you will ever experience.

The MV FeBrina cruises from Walindi, the world-renowned dive resort located on the northern coast of New Britain. Walindi, with its fern draped bungalows nestled amongst beach front rain forest, is a perfect home base from which to begin and end your FeBrina dive trip.

"Every dive will be a new experience!"

7 Nights
From SGD 5,208Per Person

Itineraries

MV FeBrina dives the areas of Kimbe Bay, the surrounding waters along the northern coast of New Britain such as Witu Islands to the north-west and Fathers Reefs to the east, the Rabaul area and the Southern Coastline of New Britain. For selected departures, MV FeBrina also travels to other dive areas in Papua New Guinea.

The areas MV FeBrina dives are home to prolific and diverse marine creatures and corals. Each area has it's speciality and as most of our cruises cover at least two and often more destinations, we can offer many different types of diving in the one voyage.

FeBrina's Signature Itinerary covers 3 areas of diving on the Northern Coast of New Britain Island. Working out of Walindi Resort in our best weather months, FeBrina visits the "must dive" sites in Kimbe Bay, at Witu Islands and also the Fathers Reefs area. Signature Itineraries are typically 9 and 10 nights.

With an eight to ten-hour steam between all 3 areas, you will be truly "getting away from it all" on a Signature Itinerary departure. Very rarely will you see another diver on a reef while at Witu islands or Fathers Reefs, other than your fellow FeBrina guests.

This itinerary gives a fantastic cross-section of many different dive types, from coral gardens, seamounts, reef walls, arches and overhanging ledges, to muck diving in rubbly black sand bays, watching from the water as dolphins play in the FeBrina bow wave or interacting with the ever curious turtles.

Signature Itinerary ~ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov 2018

FeBrina operates several 8-night Mid Year Itineraries during the year.

During July and August, we cover two areas of diving on the Northern Coast of New Britain Island. Working out of Walindi Resort, FeBrina dives in Kimbe Bay and Fathers Reefs, including Lolobau Island.

In July, FeBrina operates two Mid Year trips in conjunction with the Rabaul Mask Festival. One trip will depart Walindi and finish in Rabaul, arriving at the start of the festival. And the second trip departs from Rabaul at the end of the festival and returns to Walindi. Diving for these two departures covers Kimbe Bay and Fathers Reefs, plus a day diving around Rabaul.

The 8-night Mid Year itineraries in the shoulder months, late June and late November operate out of Walindi and also cover two areas, Kimbe Bay and either Witu Islands OR Fathers Reefs, whichever has the best diving at the time.

Mid Year Itinerary ~ Jun/Jul/Aug 2018
from/to Walindi - Kimbe Bay & Witu Islands OR Fathers/Lolobau

During the early months of the year, MV FeBrina relocates to take advantage of best weather months in selected areas of Papua New Guinea and offer alternative itineraries for repeat clientele. Alternate itineraries differ from year to year and include South Coast New Britain (out of Rabaul) and Milne Bay (out of Alotau).

South Coast New Britain diving is a wonderland of rare and unusual critters. Most of the diving is on fringing reefs and lagoons. This is quite different diving to the seamounts and deep drop-offs of Kimbe Bay and our North Coast itineraries.

Milne Bay area will excite lovers of pelagic fish as well as the smaller reef dwellers. Manta rays are regularly sighted on one particular reef.

A stopover in the Tufi area is included on Rabaul to Milne Bay trips and diving includes a mix of critters and pelagics, along with stunning above water scenery.

South Coast Itinerary ~ Feb/Mar 2018
from/to Rabaul - South Coast New Britain

Note

  • Environmental and Safety Fee payable in advance with final payment, currently USD $6 per person/per night (subject to change)
  • 2 single cabins available on any one trip
  • Departure time is no earlier than 06:00pm on the first day, and
  • Disembarkation is no later than 09:00am on the final day.
  • All extra charges, except for Environmental & Safety Fees, can be paid on board with cash (Kina, USD $, AUD $ or EUR €) or credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express). However GST of additional 10% will apply to any charges paid on board.

Please contact us for very attractive MV FeBrina live-aboard packages, inclusive of return airfare on Air Niugini departing from Singapore.

2018 Prices

Signature Itinerary ~ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov
Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands, Fathers Islands

  • 9 nights Double/Twin ~ USD 4,590
  • 9 nights Single ~ USD 4,990
  • 10 nights Double/Twin ~ USD 4,990
  • 10 nights Single ~ USD 5,440

Witu Islands Itinerary ~ December
from/to Walindi - Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands

  • 8 nights Double/Twin ~ USD 3,720
  • 8 nights Single ~ USD 4,030

Mid Year Itinerary ~ Jun/Jul/Aug
from/to Walindi - Kimbe Bay & Witu Islands OR Fathers/Lolobau

  • 9 nights Double/Twin ~ USD 4,590 USD
  • 9 nights Single ~ USD 4,990

South Coast Itinerary ~ Feb/Mar
from/to Rabaul - South Coast New Britain

  • 9 nights Double/Twin ~ USD 4,200
  • 9 nights Single ~ USD 4,650

November Itinerary ~ November
from/to Walindi - Kimbe Bay & Witu Islands OR Fathers Reefs

  • 8 nights Double/Twin ~ USD 3,720
  • 8 nights Single ~ USD 4,030

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Inclusions

  • Return airport transfers on charter days
  • Accommodation on board as reserved, maximum 12 guests
  • All meals, complimentary wine with dinner
  • 4-5 dives per full dive day (day before disembarking only 2-3 dives)
  • Experienced dive guide
  • Filled tanks, weight belt and weights
  • Light laundry service daily
  • Final night dinner at Walindi Resort if charter finishes at Walindi.

Exclusions

  • Visa on arrival @ PGK100 per person (approx. SGD $50± per person)
  • Air passage to/from Hoskins, Papua New Guinea
  • Pre and/or post-cruise accommodation at Port Moresby or at Walindi Plantation
  • Bar beverages (other than complimentary wine with dinner)
  • Dive equipment rental
  • Personal expenditure like phone calls, tipping & gratuities, etc.
  • Fuel surcharge of US $TBA per person/per night for all trips which do NOT start OR finish at Walindi, i.e. South Coast New Britain itineraries.
  • Nitrox fills are available @ USD $150 for 8-night charters, USD $200 for 09 to 10-night charters and USD $220 for 12-night charters
  • Environmental & Safety Fees of US$6 per person per day

MV FeBrina Cabins

Single Cabins (#1 and #2)

Aft, 1 twin bed (upper) and 1 twin bed (lower), semi-private facilities, en-suite sink, porthole view, wardrobe, mirror, bathrobes, hairdryers, soaps, fresh towels daily, personal laundry daily

Twin Cabins (#3 and #4)

Aft, 4 twin beds (2 upper and 2 lower), semi-private facilities, en-suite sink, porthole view, wardrobe, mirror, bathrobes, hairdryers, soaps, fresh towels daily, personal laundry daily

Deluxe Cabins (#5 and #6)

Forward, 1 large twin bed (lower) and 1 twin bed (upper), private facilities, porthole view, wardrobe, mirror, bathrobes, hairdryers, soaps, fresh towels daily, personal laundry daily

Owner's Stateroom (#7)

Forward, double bed, private facilities, porthole view, wardrobe, mirror, bathrobes, hairdryers, soaps, fresh towels daily, personal laundry daily

Air Niugini Flight Schedules

SIN/POM/SIN (International, ex-Singapore)

123..6.  PX 393  SIN/POM  2015/#0450
...4...  PX 393  SIN/POM  2035/#0510

.....6.  PX 392  POM/SIN  1355/1815
123....  PX 392  POM/SIN  1410/1830
...4...  PX 392  POM/SIN  1500/1920


POM/HKN/POM (Domestic)

......7  PX 240  POM/HKN  0925/1035
.....6.  PX 240  POM/HKN  1120/1230
.23....  PX 244  POM/HKN  1500/1605
1..4567  PX 244  POM/HKN  1500/1610

..34...  PX 241  HKN POM  0700 0805
12..567  PX 241  HKN POM  0715 0825
......7  PX 245  HKN POM  1105 1215
.....6.  PX 245  HKN POM  1300 1410