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Cabins

8

Length / Width

27 m / 9 m

Year built / renovated

2001  / 2018

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • The MV Oceania takes you and just 15 other guests to the vibrant reefs and clear seas of Papua New Guinea to seek out the area's most unforgettable hidden gems
  • Divers are spoilt with abundant macro life, schools of sharks, dramatic sea mounts, protected black sand bays and en-suite cabins to return to after you've had your fill
  • Dedicated camera storage and charge cupboards are located on deck, perfect for photographers taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by the world-class muck diving
  • Itineraries include visits to Kimbe Bay, known for some of the healthiest corals on the planet, as well as the volcanic swim-throughs and arches of the Witu Islands
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 12, 2020

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We have always had a strong focus on regular, thorough vessel cleaning and as a continuation of that we have implemented extra sanitising procedures to our regular routines.

Dates & Prices

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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 15%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel less than 97 days prior to trip departure date, you will forfait 100%; 20% if you cancel 97 days or more.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS : Standard deposit and balance payment conditions apply for all guests booked after the 1st November 2020.  For guests booked between the 1st November 2020 and the 1st November 2021,  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel ,we are offering for any money paid to us to be transferred to new trip dates without penalty .  Please note that while we can offer a credit for future dates in this circumstance, we cannot refund any deposits or balance payments made to us (as per our standard booking terms).

Cabins

Description

MV Oceania is a 27 meter catamaran, newly-built to escort 16 guests around the hidden gems of Papua New Guinea 

This liveaboard will visit Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Fathers Reefs out of Walindi Plantation Resort in the Bismarck Sea.

This route will show you a fantastic cross section of what Papua New Guinea (PNG) has to offer. Imagine coral gardens, sea mounts, reef walls, arches and overhanging ledges. The muck diving possibilities are endless and it is common to see dolphins and turtles during your voyage. 

This vessel is fitted with modern navigational and safety equipment, large water and fuel tanks and air-conditioning in all areas of the boat. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

For divers and photographers who want a total PNG dive experience, MV Oceania specialises in combining excellent service and meals with as much bottom time as possible. Non-divers and snorkelers are welcome to join, however this itinerary is very dive focused with no land based breaks. Most dive sites are not suitable for snorkelers due to their depth. 

The cabins have been custom built to include plenty of storage area and make maximum use of the space available. Each comes with individually controlled air-conditioning units and en-suite facilities. The main communal areas are the dining area, dive deck and upper sun deck.

Meals are a blend of Western and Asian cuisines with healthy portion sizes. Seafood, beef, fruit and vegetables are sourced locally. Dietary requests are accommodated wherever possible (advance notice required).

How to Get There

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Other

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Camera Station
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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