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Dive Review of Febrina in
Papua New Guinea/Walindi to Rabual

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Jeffrey M Gerstein, CA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3451
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Australia, PNG - Milney Bay, Belize, Galapagos, Hawaia, Venezuela, Red Sea,
Monterey CA, Baja, Thailand, 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
plugs in rooms, bring adapter and converter is you need it, plenty of safe
storage on dive deck and plugs
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
This was the second trip to PNG for my mother and myself, organized by
Uncommon Adventures in Southern CA (who organized prior trips to PNG and
Galapagos / Jim,, very knowledgeable).  Initially booked on Peter Hughes
boat then which was in for repair and so changed to liveaboard The
Febrina...what luck.  Usually liveaboard has been on larger boat i.e. Mike
Ball.  The boat had 8 guests including ourselves (could hold 12-14, AC and
showers worked well, we had owners suite and cabin adjacent. The personal
attention from the crew and captain, combined with the superlative diving
found in PNG made this an unforgettable trip.  I could not recommend the
boat more.  

One could dive up to 5 times a day for 6.5 days on a 8 day trip from
Wallindi Plantation to Rabual.  Hugely diverse coral, fish, photo ops, you
name it.  We included trip to Highlands at Ambua Lodge on this trip,, the
year prior to Carrawary Lodge on the Sepic,,  both a 'must do' if you are
schlepping this far. This trip we started in Australia for a Minke Whale
trip with Mike Ball.

Again,, go on the Febrina and check if captain Allen is going to be on the
trip,,,  unforgettable. 
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