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Dive Review of MV Febrina in
Papua New Guinea

April, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Roger D Roth, OH, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Awesome return as good as ever aboard FeBrina."
Report Number 8385
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Lembeh Strait, Hawaii, Caribbean, Fiji, Cayman, Belize, Curacao, Bonaire, 
Closest Airport
Hoskins
Getting There
LAX - POM - HKN

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
dive safe  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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Comments
Cameras are kept near gear boxes so all equipment is within reach.  There
are plenty ...
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
Having dived from the FeBrina a number of times since the 90s with the
reknowned Captain Alan Raabe, I was looking forward to finding even more
critters than ever before and I was not let down.  Besides the usual casual
swimming with silver tip and gray reef sharks on certain dive sites, I was
again awed by the amount of critters that are found on many of the reefs
and muck dive sites.
	For instance on one muck dive site alone, there was a field of garden eels
easily approachable if one knows how, a couple of mantis shrimp rolling
their eyes at us, two different species of flat heads different 
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