FeBrina, together with skipper/owner Alan Raabe, has been
working in Papua New Guinea waters since 1991 when the vessel
arrived at Walindi Resort. The quality diving experience MV
FeBrina offers can be quantified by the high number of repeat
clientele she enjoys.
cruises from her home port, Walindi Plantation Resort, visiting
areas further afield such as Witu Islands, Fathers Reefs,
South Coast New Britain and Rabaul. FeBrinas signature
itinerary is Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Father Reefs which
is offered in April, May and June, September, October and
July and August, FeBrina operates mid year itineraries, diving
Kimbe Bay, Fathers Reefs and Lolobau Island. Selected mid
year itineraries travel from Walindi to Rabaul and return.
January, February and March see FeBrina exploring the Southern
Coast of New Britain, based out of Rabaul. On selected itineraries
during the year, the boat also visits the New Hanover area
up towards Kavieng.
is a very comfortable and stable vessel, offering seven, roomy,
air conditioned cabins, all with ensuite facilities, in a
combination of double, twin and single configurations for
a maximum of 12 divers. 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 well laid out dive deck and water level duck
board make your diving a breeze. With permanent moorings on
most dive sites, your gear all set up and ready for you and
an attentive dive crew on hand to assist with camera gear,
diving couldnt be easier.
continental breakfast (cereal/toast/fruit/coffee/juice) is
available from 5:30 AM. A hot breakfast is served after the
first dive. Just take a seat and a stewardess will take your
breakfast order. Lunch is served buffet style at approximately
1:00 PM after the third dive. Dinner is served as a sit down
meal at 8:00 PM after the night dive, or at 7:00 PM if there
is no night dive. Morning tea is also served during the morning
and pre-dinner snacks are served late afternoon/early evening.
currently offered are:
North Coast New Britain Itineraries
Bay, Witu Islands, Fathers Reefs
Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands, Channels between New Hanover and
New Ireland (Kavieng area), Fathers Reefs
Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands
Kimbe Bay, Fathers Reefs, Lolobau Islands, Fairway Reef
Kimbe Bay, Fathers Reefs, Rabaul (and vice versa)
South Coast New Britain Itineraries
Bay, Lindenhave, Gasmata
New Guinea is located in the coral triangle, the center of
marine biodiversity which has the highest diversity of tropical
fish and coral in the world.
The waters of New Britain are home to prolific and diverse
marine creatures and corals. Pristine and colorful corals
are home to a variety of fish, crustacean and invertebrate
life. many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda,
tuna and jacks. A range of shark species are regularly sighted,
including hammerheads and silvertips, particularly on the
in all areas range from 80-150 feet, depending on the season.
Water temperatures range between 85 and 90 F. Weather is tropical
with little seasonal variation.
will start on the morning after departure. In general, the
dive day will start at 6:30 AM. Usual dive times are 6:30
AM, 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM (three dives before lunch), then
an afternoon dive at 3:30 PM and if the boat is not steaming,
a night dive before dinner at 6:30 PM.