2019 Papua New Guinea Group Trip
Join us on this amazing trip to Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands and the Fathers Reefs via MV FeBrina liveaboard.
Trip Overview - Spend 9 nights aboard the MV FeBrina liveaboard diving three areas on the Northern Coast of New Britain Island. Working out of Walindi Resort in the best weather months, FeBrina visits the "must dive" sites in Kimbe Bay, at Witu Islands and also the Fathers Reefs area. 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.
Diving Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands & Fathers Reefs
Kimbe Bay is home to stunning reefs with those brilliant coral formations you see in all the classic Walindi pics. Beautiful and dramatic sea mounts, coral laden walls and lush coral gardens are all a feature of Kimbe Bay diving, along with myriad fish and invertebrate life the reefs sustain.
Witu Islands are a group of islands, volcanic in origin, situated to the north west of Kimbe Bay. The diving is a mixture of sea mounts rising from deep waters to within metres of the surface (such as Lama shoals), beautiful coral arches and great night dives in the black sand bays of the islands. Lots of interaction with the locals trading fresh fruit and veg out of their canoes too.
Fathers Reefs are a series of off shore reefs, also volcanic in origin. The underwater topography is startlingly different with dramatic reefscapes, arches and swim throughs. Being offshore, these reefs also attract pelagic activity such as sharks, rays, turtles, schools of barracuda, jacks etc.
✓ 9 nights ensuite accommodation on board MV FeBrina as reserved
✓ All meals and snacks
✓ Unlimited tea and coffee
✓ Final night dinner at Walindi Plantation Resort
✓ 7.5 days diving
✓ 4 or 5 dives per day
✓ Filled tanks
✓ Weight belt and weights
✓ Return airport transfers to and from Hoskins airport/Walindi
✓ Light laundry service daily.
✗ Any meals taken at Walindi prior to boarding MV FeBrina or after disembarkation from the boat
✗ Souvenirs or items of a personal nature
✗ Environmental and Safety Fees - US$54 per person, to be paid with trip cost in advance of arrival.
✗ Nitrox – available as a package for all dives during the trip = US$270 per person (ex GST) or US$10 per casual fill.
✗ Equipment Hire – Limited dive equipment and sizes are kept on board for hire.
✗ Alcohol/Bar – Local beers are available on board for a cost of PGK8 (SP) and PGK9 (SP Export). Softdrinks are available at a cost of PGK5 each. Wine is available by the bottle or glass (costs depend on wine type). We recommend that you bring your favourite spirit duty free for consumption on board, some spirits are available however they are quite expensive in Papua New Guinea.
In general, the dive day will start at 6:30am. You will be woken by the crew with a knock on your cabin door (unless you request otherwise) at around 6:00am. A continental breakfast, tea and coffee will be available if you would like to have something light before diving. If you would prefer to skip the first dive on any day, simply advise the crew of this or put the “do not disturb” sign on your door handle.
Usual dive times are 6:30am, 9:00am and 11:30am (three dives before lunch), then an afternoon dive at 3:30pm and if the boat is not steaming, a night dive before dinner at 6:30pm. Dive briefings are held 15 minutes prior to the dive time.
Dive times may change depending on weather and tide, and you will be advised accordingly of any dive time changes. Note that the dive plan for the day can change at any time, depending on weather, tides, currents etc. For this reason, we do not have a written schedule of dives.
Please be assured that the Captain and crew always endeavor to dive on sites under optimum conditions, which sometimes means that planned dives/times may change at the last minute
About MV Febrina - The MV FeBrina has been designed specifically as a scuba diving liveaboard with several different room/bed arrangements in 7 cabins, multiple decks, spacious dive deck and more. Guests may choose between a double cabin, four twin cabins or two single cabins, providing flexibility for both individual and group travelers.
Check out this page to see more details and customer reviews on the MV Febrina
The closest airport to the departure point is Hoskins airport (HKN) and there are daily flights with Air Niugini and PNG Air from Port Moresby to Hoskins.
For guests arriving into Hoskins airport on 28th October, flights will be met by the Walindi Resort shuttle bus and guests transferred to FeBrina at the Walindi Wharf. The drive from Hoskins airport to Walindi is approximately 50 minutes. For guests transferring from Walindi Resort, boarding is from 4:00pm.
Disembarkation is prior to 9:00am on the morning of Wednesday 6th November 2019 at Walindi. Airport transfers will be arranged to meet outgoing flights from Hoskins airport 6th November. For those with early morning flight, early continental breakfast is provided prior to early transfer. For those with later departures, guests are welcome to use the Walindi Resort Main House facilities until their airport transfer.
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