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Dive Review of Febrina in
Papua New Guinea

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by gloria freund, VA, US (2 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Great revisit to Febrina Live-aboard and Walindi Plantation"
Report Number 8207 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Solomon's, Fiji, Raja Ampat, Lembeh, Ambon/Banda, Carribbean (several),
Southern Australia, Palau, Yap, Alaska, British Columbia, etc
Closest Airport
Hoskins
Getting There
From US east coast, multi-leg
journey via Australia. Leave
plenty of time for connections

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, rainy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
85   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
decompression diving, dives limited to 60 min at those times the boat
needed to move, o/w not strictly enforced  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
Two large rinse tanks. Only two on this trip with large rigs so plenty of
room...a dedicated photog trip with more large rigs could get a bit cramped
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
5 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
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Comments  
This was a second visit to Walindi and its partnered Febrina liveaboard.
Arrived a couple days early to make sure of getting self and all bags there
ahead of Febrina's departure, and getting into the time zone. Also enjoyed
a few dives out of Walindi's well-managed day boat operation. At Walindi,
the firefly-rain tree experience is not to be missed.

Arriving early ended up being a wise move; other Febrina guests meaning to
arrive the day of the boat's departure couldn't land due to weather.
Febrina accommodated by tarrying nearby for the rest of the guests to catch
up the next day.

In the nutshell, these reefs and the sole dive boat that troubles to ply
them were as good as ever, and remain among the best of several
live-aboards and diving hot spots that I've experienced. Febrina's five
dive/day schedule has you in the water at optimal times for
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