FeBrina, together with skipper/owner Alan Raabe, has
been working in Papua New Guinea waters since 1991 when
the vessel arrived at Walindi Resort. The quality diving
experience MV FeBrina offers can be quantified by the
high number of repeat clientele she enjoys.
cruises from her home port, Walindi Plantation Resort,
visiting areas further afield such as Witu Islands,
Fathers Reefs, South Coast New Britain and Rabaul. FeBrinas
signature itinerary is Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and Father
Reefs which is offered in April, May and June, September,
October and November.
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, February and March see FeBrina
exploring 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
is a very comfortable and stable vessel, offering seven,
roomy, air conditioned cabins, all with ensuite facilities,
in a combination of double, twin and single configurations
for a maximum of 12 divers. The cabins have been custom
built to include plenty of storage area and make maximum
use of space available. Bathroom facilities all have
regular flush toilets. The well laid out dive deck and
water level duck board make your diving a breeze. With
permanent moorings on most dive sites, your gear all
set up and ready for you and an attentive dive crew
on hand to assist with camera gear, diving couldnt
continental breakfast (cereal/toast/fruit/coffee/juice)
is available from 5:30 AM. A hot breakfast is served
after the first dive. Just take a seat and a stewardess
will take your breakfast order. Lunch is served buffet
style at approximately 1:00 PM after the third dive.
Dinner is served as a sit down meal at 8:00 PM after
the night dive, or at 7:00 PM if there is no night dive.
Morning tea is also served during the morning and pre-dinner
snacks are served late afternoon/early evening.
currently offered are:
North Coast New Britain Itineraries
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
Bay, Lindenhave, Gasmata
New Guinea is located in the coral triangle, the center
of marine biodiversity which has the highest diversity
of tropical fish and coral in the world.
The waters of New Britain are home to prolific and diverse
marine creatures and corals. Pristine and colorful corals
are home to a variety of fish, crustacean and invertebrate
life. many of the reefs have resident schools of barracuda,
tuna and jacks. A range of shark species are regularly
sighted, including hammerheads and silvertips, particularly
on the offshore reefs.
in all areas range from 80-150 feet, depending on the
season. Water temperatures range between 85 and 90 F.
Weather is tropical with little seasonal variation.
will start on the morning after departure. In general,
the dive day will start at 6:30 AM. Usual dive times
are 6:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM (three dives before
lunch), then an afternoon dive at 3:30 PM and if the
boat is not steaming, a night dive before dinner at