Febrina is a steel monohull motor vessel with steel/aluminium superstructure, 22 meters in length with a 6 meters beam and twin propellors. It was built in 1972 in Western Australia and was purchased by her current owners - Max Benjamin and Alan Raabe, in 1991. 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.
Febrina is a traditional, old style dive liveaboard, 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.
Febrina 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 an area for relaxing in the sun on the bow. The wheelhouse, laundry and crew quarters are located on the upper deck.
Febrina has 7 air-conditioned cabins that offers accommodation for 12 guests per trip.
All cabins are located on the lower deck, and equppied with individual A/C unites, ensuite bathroom, closet, hair dryer, outlet (220V).
1 Deluxe Double Cabin (No.7):
This is the largest cabin onboard, comes with one double bed, separate bathroom and toilet, portholes.
2 Deluse Single Cabins (No.1 & 2):
Each cabin comes with one single bed and portholes.
2 Standard Twin Cabins (No.5 & 6):
Each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, portholes.
2 Standard Twin Cabins (No.3 & 4):
Each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in "L" bunk shape, portholes.
4 to 5 dives per day, include sunset / night dives.
No dive provided on the day of arrival or departure.
Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.
All diving will provide expericed guide to lead the dive.
- Nitrox：Available with additional cost
- 15L Tanks：limited tanks available with additional cost
- REBREATHER Dive：Available with additional cost
- Dive Equipment Rental：Available, rate on request, must book in advance
- Dive insurance：Divers travelling aboard must have valid dive insurance
- Wi-Fi Internet ：Not available at the moment
- Laundry Service：Available, light laundry free of charge
- Massage Service：Not available at the moment
- Payment on board：By cash (USD/PGK) ONLY
- Crew Number：unknown, include 2 dive guides
Febrina offers up to five dives are offered daily, all led by some of the most experienced guides in Papua New Guinea.
FeBrina dives the areas of Kimbe Bay, the surrounding waters along the northern coast of New Britain such as Witu Islands to the north west and Fathers Reefs to the east, the Rabaul area and the Southern Coastline of New Britain.
For selected departures, MV FeBrina also travels to other dive areas in Papua New Guinea.
FeBrina's Signature Itinerary covers three areas of diving on the Northern Coast of New Britain Island. Working out of Walindi Resort in our best weather months, FeBrina visits the "must dive" sites in Kimbe Bay, at Witu Islands and also the Fathers Reefs area. Signature Itineraries are typically 9 and 10 nights.
With an eight to ten hour steam between all three areas, you will be truly "getting away from it all" on a Signature Itinerary departure. Very rarely will you see another diver on a reef while at Witu islands or Fathers Reefs, other than your fellow FeBrina guests.
This itinerary gives a fantastic cross section of many different dive types, from coral gardens, sea mounts, reef walls, arches and overhanging ledges, to muck diving in rubbly black sand bays, watching from the water as dolphins play in the FeBrina bow wave or interacting with the ever curious turtles.
Mid Year Itinerary
FeBrina operates several 8 night Mid Year Itineraries during the year. During July and August, we cover two areas of diving on the Northern Coast of New Britain Island. Working out of Walindi Resort, FeBrina dives in Kimbe Bay and Fathers Reefs, including Lolobau Island and Rabaul.
In July, FeBrina operates two Mid Year trips in conjunction with the Rabaul Mask Festival. One trip will depart Walindi and finish in Rabaul, arriving at the start of the festival. And the second trip departs from Rabaul at the end of the festival and returns to Walindi. Diving for these two departures covers Kimbe Bay and Fathers Reefs, plus a day diving around Rabaul.
The 8 night Mid Year itineraries in the shoulder months, late June and late November operate out of Walindi and also cover two areas, Kimbe Bay and either Witu Islands OR Fathers Reefs, whichever has the best diving at the time.
During the early months of the year, MV FeBrina relocates to take advantage of best weather months in selected areas of Papua New Guinea and offer alternative itineraries for repeat clientele. Alternate itineraries differ from year to year and include South Coast New Britain (out of Rabaul) and Milne Bay (out of Alotau).
South Coast New Britain diving is a wonderland of rare and unusual critters. Most of the diving is on fringing reefs and lagoons. This is quite different diving to the sea mounts and deep drop offs of Kimbe Bay and our North Coast itineraries.
Milne Bay area will excite lovers of pelagic fish as well as the smaller reef dwellers. Manta rays are regularly sighted on one particular reef.
A stopover in the Tufi area is included on Rabaul to Milne Bay trips and diving includes a mix of critters and pelagics, along with stunning above water scenery.
|Destinations||Papua New Guinea|
|Facilities||Nitrox support, Rebreathe Friendly, Laundry, Fishing gear|
Schedules & routes
|Date||Duration||Destination||Departure - Arrival||Price|
|23/05/2019 to 02/06/2019||10 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $4,990.00||Detail|
|03/06/2019 to 12/06/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|13/06/2019 to 21/06/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|22/06/2019 to 01/07/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Rabaul||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|02/07/2019 to 11/07/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Rabaul - Walindi||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|13/07/2019 to 22/07/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Rabaul||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|23/07/2019 to 01/08/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Rabaul - Walindi||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|05/08/2019 to 13/08/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|14/08/2019 to 22/08/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|23/08/2019 to 31/08/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|03/09/2019 to 12/09/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|28/09/2019 to 07/10/2019||9 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $4,590.00||Detail|
|08/10/2019 to 18/10/2019||10 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $4,990.00||Detail|
|19/10/2019 to 27/10/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $4,000.00||Detail|
|19/11/2019 to 27/11/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|28/11/2019 to 06/12/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|07/12/2019 to 15/12/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
|16/12/2019 to 24/12/2019||8 nights||Papua New Guinea||Walindi - Walindi||From $3,810.00||Detail|
Prices & conditions
|Papua New Guinea||8 nights||Double Twin||From $3,810.00|
|Papua New Guinea||8 nights||Single||From $4,120.00|
|Papua New Guinea||9 nights||Double Twin||From $4,590.00|
|Papua New Guinea||9 nights||Single||From $4,990.00|
|Papua New Guinea||10 nights||Double Twin||From $4,990.00|
|Papua New Guinea||10 nights||Single||From $5,440.00|
- Air tanks & weights & weight belts
- Daily housekeeping service
- Land transfer on arrival/depature date
- All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
- Dive guide service
- Fuel surcharge
- Dinner on final evening
- Land tour & Island visit
- Boat accident insurance
- Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
- Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
- Dive courses on board
- Crew gratuity
- Dive equipment rentals
- Dive insurance
- Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
- Larger tank (15 L)
- Nitrox fills
- Marine park fees/Port fees
Papua New Guinea
Period : Liveaboards trip can be offered year round. With the high season generally from May to November.
Visa's : For some nationalities A visa (valid for 60 days, also known as'Easy Visitor Permit') can be obtained upon arrival.
- But it is recommended to get a visa before arriving, and allow at least 15 working days for your application to be processed and returned.
- If you live in a country that does not have a Papua New Guinean embassy or consulate, you may be able to apply for a PNG visa in advance at an Australian or British embassy.
Climat : Warm to hot and humid throughout the year. The rainy season varies from province to province however in general it is driest from May to December.In Port Moresby the wet season is December to April, and the dry season is from May to November. Average daily temperature range is 26 to 30°C (At night will be cooler).
Water : The average water temperature varies from 25°C along the edge of the Coral Sea to 29°C in the Bismarck Sea.
Clothing : light and casual clothing but not too brief in public places. Swimwear is not permitted in the public areas of hotels.
Plugs : Type I Australian plug, 240V @ 50Hz
Flights : Jacksons International Airport is the major international airport in Papua New Guinea, located 5 miles from Port Moresby. There are serval Airlines offer flights from Cairns, Sydney, and Brisbane, Australia; Honiara, Solomon Islands; Manila, Philippines; Tokyo(Narita), Japan; Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Currency : The currency of Papua New Guinea is the Kina. Travelers cheques and international credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants but not generally in the small towns.