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Dive Review of FeBrina in
Papua New Guinea/Witu Islands, Fathers Reef

FeBrina: "FeBrina Signature Itinerary", Apr, 2018,

by Brian Morrow, GA, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10494 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was probably the favorite liveaboard trip I have every been on. The FeBrina is an older ship but well laid out with little wasted space. Living quarters are below deck and down a ladder of stairs. Crew helps with getting suitcases down for unpacking and up when departing. Some of the rooms are small but we had the room at the bow which we found comfortable enough.

Food was very good at all meals. The crew is wonderful to a person. Dive guide Digger was a great spotter and took his time on each dive. He gave my wife some photography tutoring that really helped her.

The signature itinerary goes to the Witu Islands where some muck diving for small critters is done, some of the sites in Kimbe Bay near Walindi (where the ship docks) and Father's reef where the corals were outstanding, the fish population huge and the visibility crystal clear. Schools of barracuda circled at almost every site. Batfish squadrons were present at nearly every site as well. We saw friendly turtles and I had a white tip shark bounce its nose on my mask. One day we did a shark feed dive with silver tips and got some great video and still shots.

We will return to the FeBrina again without doubt.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, PNG, Solomons, Palau, Yap, Raja Ampat, Ambon, Moorea, Bora Bora, Hawaii
Closest Airport Hoskins Getting There Fly from Port Moresby to Hoskins and then a van the rest of the way

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Generally there were no restrictions to dives except start times.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera table above diver's cubbie shelf for storage. Towels provided but no compressed air. Crew treated gear with care and the rinse buckets were rinsed and refilled often. Charging shelf also provided and appeared adequate for the guests.
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