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Dive Review of Febrina in
Papua New Guinea

Febrina: "Great revisit to Febrina Live-aboard and Walindi Plantation", May, 2015,

by gloria freund, VA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8207 has 1 Helpful vote.

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
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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