Liveaboard At A Glance
The 22 metre MV Febrina is an owner operated liveaboard working out of Walindi Plantation Resort on the northern shores of New Britain island.
The seven air conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms offer comfortable accommodation for twelve guests.
Febrina operates a schedule from February to December and is ideally combined with a stay on Walindi Plantation Resort.
MV Febrina offers a good standard of comfort and service for just 12 guests in cabins of various configuration, including two single cabins. She is very stable and seaworthy, having had a previous life as a fishing charter vessel.
MV Febrina is a well managed liveaboard, specifically designed for the serious diver and photographer. The vessel has three decks, the lower deck houses the guest accommodation and engine room, the main deck is where you will find the saloon and galley, dive deck, dive platform and sun deck. The wheelhouse, laundry and crew quarters are located on the upper deck.
Cabins 1 to 4 are located in the aft section of the lower deck, 1 and 2 have a large single bed and 3 and 4 have a double bed and a single bunk above. Cabins 5 to 7 are located in the forward section of the lower deck and have a double bed and a single bunk above, while cabin 7 is a larger double cabin. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms and split system air conditioning, individually controlled. There is an efficient laundry system for towels.
Most of the diving takes place from the main vessel and the majority of dive sites have permanent moorings, so preparing for your dive is easy and relaxed. The aft deck is well planned with central gear station, camera preparation and washing areas and deck shower.
Access to the water from the dive deck is down four steps onto a low dive platform and a straightforward step-in entry. Nitrox is available, please ask our sales staff for prices. MV Febrina is a well-established liveaboard and her crew are extremely experienced with local dive guides giving a thorough briefing before each dive.
During July and August Febrina operates mid-year itineraries, diving Kimbe Bay, Fathers Reefs and Lolobau Island. Some of these 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. The waters of New Britain are home to prolific and diverse marine life - this is coral reef diving at its best! Indeed, a recent coral count of Kimbe Bay revealed an incredible 413 different species of hard coral; this is over half the world species in one bay, leading many to call Kimbe Bay "the coral capital of the world". Add to this over 900 species of fish, including of course a range of pelagics, and you have all the elements required for a superb diving holiday.
Schedule & Itinerary
MV Febrina dives the areas of Kimbe Bay, the surrounding waters along the northern coast of New Britain such as the Witu islands to the north east, the channels between New Hanover and New Ireland (Kavieng), Rabaul and South coast New Britain.
Itineraries can be chosen from the following:-
NORTH COAST NEW BRITAIN ITINERARIES: Kimbe 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: Waterfall Bay, Lindenhaven, Gasmata
For a holiday onboard MV Febrina you will need to fly to Jackson's International Airport, Port Moresby.
You can fly with various airlines via Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan or Australia depending on your itinerary.
You will need an overnight stay in Port Moresby (on the way there and on the way back) and from here it's a short flight to Hoskins Airport followed by a 45 minute transfer to Walindi Plantation Resort where you embark Febrina.
Evening departure from the UK for overnight international flight to Singapore.
Evening arrival into Singapore connecting with onward overnight flight to Port Moresby.
Morning arrival to Port Moresby and transfer to the Airways Hotel for 1 night.
Early morning flight to Hoskins Airport followed by a 50 minute drive to the Walindi Wharf Join FeBrina for 8 nights with 6½ days diving 4 – 5 dives per day
Early breakfast disembark FeBrina and transfer back to Hoskins Airport to check-in for your flight to Port Moresby. On arrival transfer to the Airways Hotel for 1 night.
Depart Airways Hotel and transfer back to Port Moresby Airport to check-in for your return international flight via Singapore.
Early morning arrival to the UK.
8 nights FeBrina (Mid-Year) from £3,312 per person plus £818 departure taxes.
Price includes return international flights to Port Moresby from the UK and return domestic flights from Port Moresby to Hoskins.
For FeBrina it includes transfers and 8 nights accommodation staying in a twin/double cabin, all meals and snacks, unlimited tea and coffee, complimentary wine with dinner, final night dinner at Walindi Plantation Resort, 6½ days diving, 4 – 5 dives per day, tanks, weights and weight belt.
For the Airways Hotel it includes all transfers and 2 nights accommodation (one night either side of the liveaboard) in a twin/double Bacchus Room on a room only basis.