NEW GUINEA’S ONLY PERMANENT LIVE ABOARD DIVE BOAT
MV FEBRINA Diving Tour, is on the only live aboard in Papua New Guinea. Under the command of Alan Raabe the owner/skipper, the vessel plies the waters from Walindi Resort in Kimbe Bay to the Witus and other locations. She is one of the most famous dive vessels in PNG. The quality of diving experienced on the MV FEBRINA is shown by the high number of bookings and the sheer number of repeat customers.
MV FEBRINA Diving Tour departs from the home port of Walindi Plantation Resort. From here you visit areas further afield such as Witu Islands, Fathers Reefs, South Coast New Britain and Rabaul. The FeBrina’s signature itinerary is the 10 day Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Fathers Reefs Tour. This is offered in April-June and September-November. These are the reefs of Cousteau. He spent so much time in New Guinea, and was so enchanted by the diving. It was only natural that Alan Raabe and Max Benjamin would start a dive centre and liveaboard in Kimbe Bay.
MV FEBRINA Diving Tour – The Reefs of Papua New Guinea
It is hard to put in words how good the diving is in Papua New Guinea. The Witus is host to the some of the worlds’ most diverse diving. Reefs, walls and amazing black sand macro diving. Under the guidance of Digga and Josie, you will see schools of jacks, barracuda, giant trevally, fusiliers, chubbs and a full range of reef fish. There are literally thousands of species of fish in New Guinea. You can see most of them when you dive with the FEBRINA team. In addition to the pelagics, we have seen dolphins hunting underwater and a full blown shark attack. We witnessed 5 sharks attack fish from the pinnacle on which we were diving.
We enjoy diving all over the world, but in terms of the kind of diving seen in National Geographic Magazines. This is the place to dive. (Indeed when National Geographic asked the world famous underwater photographer David Doubilet where he would like to return to, he chose Kimbe Bay and New Guinea.)
The Best Time to Dive MV FEBRINA
During 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 through March see FEBRINA explore 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.