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Dive Review of Fabrina in
Papua New Guinea

Fabrina, Aug, 2006,

by Kevin Feor, N.Y., U.S.A. (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 2945.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments P.N.G. is a 1 to 2 days of travel time. watch your luggage weight.Traveled with Blue Horizion Dive shop out of Philadelphia P.A. Nick and Beth put on a spectacular trip and did a fine job with travel arrangements.The weather was warm and the seas relatively calm.The Fabrina is an older boat thats well maintained. It is 75 ft. long. The accomdations are not 5 star (Dancer Aggressor) but the crew and phenomenal diving easily compensate for any lack of ammenities. The boat hods 18 but was comfotable with 12. Captian Al (owner) is an Aussie who has been in P.N.G. for 20 yrs. and is very knowledgable.He also is a salty dog so the meek and easily offended so stay home.We started muck diving in Rabul at the pier,lion fish ,octopus and lots of small strange critters.We srent the next 6 days traveling down the coast to Walinda. Along the way we dove walls,some shallow reefs and bommies which are pinnicles.The variety and volume of fish and corals was astounding when compared to the Caribbean. Everyone had the fish books out Large schools of baracuda,jacks,batand bait fish.Also saw a whale ,sharks and dolphins.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving ]Cozumel Cancun Alcapulco St Kitts Turks/Caicos Grand and Little Cayman and Brac Belize Walkers Cay Bahamas 1000Islands Tobermoray
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110ft 60mins. or 500lbs. not enforced after check out by crew.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Large Dedicated tables and rinse tanks. adequate charge stations.
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