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Year built / renovated
1972  / 2013
Cabins
7
Length / Width
22 m / 6 m
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)
Rental equip.
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Highlights

  • MV Febrina is one of the few liveaboards cruising in Papua New Guinea
  • Dive in the undiscovered waters of south coast of New Britain 
  • Go 'up river' and dive in the fresh water 'blue hole'
  • Wreck dives - war wreckage including Japanese jungle tanks and aeroplanes
  • Unusual critters - mimic octopus, spanish dancers, pygmy seahorses, exotic shrimp
  • Large pelagics - manta rays, hammerheads, schools of barracudas
  • See lush marine life - unblemished by time and humans
  • Large gorgonian fans, red sea whips and elephant ear sponges, colourful crinoids
  • Admire the view of islands and local people's daily lives from the deck
  • Underwater photographers especially catered for
  • Rental equipment and nitrox available

Description

A Captain's dream - made into reality- for you to experience and enjoy

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 Boutique Liveaboard dive vessel, providing a unique diving experience in the bountiful waters of West New Britain.

MV FeBrina was purchased by her current owners, Max Benjamin and Alan Raabe, in 1991.  At the time, FeBrina was a fishing and diving charter vessel operating out of Gladstone, Australia. Prior to delivering the boat from Australia to Papua New Guinea, the boat was totally refurbished to cater especially for Divers and Underwater Photographers, with many further upgrades since then.

Today, MV FeBrina is 73 feet of liveaboard comfort and convenience. She is an older, traditional style vessel, a very stable and extremely seaworthy motor boat, well set out and catering for serious Divers and Photographers who want a total PNG dive experience. 

Your perfect 'Platform' to discover PNG from....

Built with a steel hull and steel/aluminium superstructure, MV Febrina's classic design and below deck cabins makes for a comfortable journey. Fitted with all modern navigational and safety equipment, large water and fuel tanks, individual air-conditioning to all areas of the vessel and water level duckboard, MV FeBrina is a perfect platform to explore the waters of Papua New Guinea.

MV FeBrina has three decks where you will find you own space to contemplate the next dive or just catch the rays. The Lower Deck houses the guest accommodation and engine room. The Main Deck is where you will find the Saloon and Galley, the Dive Deck, Dive Platform and Sundeck. The wheelhouse, laundry and crew quarters are located on the Upper Deck.

Let the food do all the talking...Continental Breakfast - Sit-down Dinner

Guests will enjoy a variety of cuisine on board, from a continental breakfast served from 5.30am to a beautiful sit-down dinner served after the night dive. The attentive crew of the MV FeBrina are on hand to assist to any requests.

Custom built Cabins on the MV FeBrina

MV FeBrina has accommodation for 12 passengers in 7 air-conditioned cabins. All cabins are situated on the Lower Deck, with access by traditional boat style ladder stairs. Cabin styles are Twin (2 beds), Double (1 bed) and 2 Single cabins.  All have been custom built to make maximum use of space available. .

HOW TO GET THERE

  • To enter the country of Papua New Guinea, guests need to fly Internationally into Port Moresby (PNG’s Capital).
  • Details of International connection points into PNG can be found on the Air Niugini website: http://airniugini.com.pg/fly/route-maps/
  • Once in Port Moresby, guests will need to connect to different Regional Airports depending of their departure point:
  • Walindi: Hoskins (Kimbe) Airport
  • Rabaul: Rabaul (Tokua) Airport
  • Alotau:  Gurney Airport
  • It is recommended that guests arrive one day prior to departure
  • Guest will be transferred from the airport or hotel to the boat on the day of departure.

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Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 70% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 100% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 91 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel less than 91 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Twin Cabin

A total of 4 twin cabins. 2 cabins have a double bed and a bunk bed, and 2 cabins have 2 bunk beds. All have been custom built to make maximum use of space available. Air conditioning units are all individual split system units, controlled from your cabin. Each cabin has a plentiful supply of towels, with used towels being collected daily for laundering.

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Double Cabin

Double cabins with 1 double bed. Air conditioning units are all individual split system units, controlled from your cabin. Each cabin has a plentiful supply of towels, with used towels being collected daily for laundering. All have been custom built to make maximum use of space available.

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Single Cabin

2 single cabins. All have been custom built to make maximum use of space available. Air conditioning units are all individual split system units, controlled from your cabin. Each cabin has a plentiful supply of towels, with used towels being collected daily for laundering.

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
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Diving Facilities

  • Camera Room
  • Spacious Dive Deck

Safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol

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