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Special cultural tour

Highlands Tribes Escorted Tour. 7 nights. 10 - 17 September 2018. Culminates at the Goroka Festival. $2170. click here

PNG Festival packages

PNG liveaboards

910-night Tawali resort - Spirit of Niugini cruise - Tufi resort: The best of Milne Bay and Oro provinces, 31st August to 10th September. Free photo coaching and yoga from $4160  click here

Meet us

12 - 15 January 2018: Paris Dive Show 

23 - 25 March 2018: Beneath the Sea, New Jersey

November 2018 : DEMA Las Vegas (trade only)


MV FeBrina

"Your seaborne home away from home".....

 
MV FeBrina came to Papua New Guinea as the lifetime 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,
 
 
FeBrina Saloon Juergen Freund
Good company and good food.
MV FeBrina's saloon area
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Since that time, there have been many changes to FeBrina, including the addition of an upper deck and relocation of the wheelhouse from main deck to upper deck, total rebuild of the forward cabins to 3 x ensuite cabins and total re-power of the boat with replacement of main engines and generators.
 
Today, MV FeBrina is 73 feet of liveaboard comfort and convenience.  She is a stable and extremely seaworthy motor vessel, well set out and catering for serious divers and photographers who want a total PNG dive experience. 
 
FeBrina's crew are locally trained as divers, and they specialise in combining excellent service and meals in combination with the ultimate diving experience.  The crew are friendly and humble, always ready to offer a smile and a helping hand.  They are extraordinarily good "spotters" often pointing out elusive and rarely seen critters, much to everyone's delight.
 
The boat has 7 comfortable, individually air conditioned cabins in various configurations, catering for a maximum of 12 guests.   The dive deck is well set out and diving couldn't be easier, donning your gear at the dive consoles and entering the water via the water level duckboard.
 
One giant stride and you are immediately enveloped in yet another extraordinary diving experience!

Ship Layout

MV 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 sun deck.  The wheelhouse, laundry and crew quarters are located on the upper deck.

MV FeBrina Profile View
 
FeBrina and canoes
MV FeBrina getting ready to participate in the local canoe races!
Back Deck Camera Work Area
Relaxing between dives on the back deck

 

 
 
 
Accommodation Deck 
(Click on the deck plan for a larger image)
 


MV FeBrina has accommodation for 12 passengers in 7 air-conditioned cabins, all with ensuite facilities.  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 (unless requested otherwise).   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.
 
Two twin/double cabins and one double cabin are situated at the forward section of the lower deck. All cabins have ensuite facilities.

Two twin/double cabins and two single cabins are situated at the aft section of the lower deck. All cabins have ensuite facilities.
 
 
 
MV FeBrina
73 ft of well laid out diving comfort
 
MV FeBrina side profile
Navy Blue and White
A popular colour choice for many years
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