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Dive Review of Walindi Plantation Resort/MV Febrina in
Papua New Guinea

Walindi Plantation Resort/MV Febrina, Oct, 2011,

by Robert and Laura Mosqueda, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6380.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving California, Florida, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, Little Cayman, Indonesia (Sulawesi, Bunaken, Lembeh, Komodo), Solomon Islands, Cocos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 125 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions recreational limits. There was rarely reason to go much below 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Spectacular reefs with incredible density of colorful fish. Vibrant, healthy coral. We rarely saw another boat and it was fun to have the ocean to ourselves. Although the Febrina doesn't look like much from the outside, its layout is great for divers and the main cabin and rooms are very comfortable. Super-friendly staff kept things clean and comfortable. Josie the divemaster ruled the roost with a quick wit, sharp eye, and expectation of excellence.... plus she's incredibly fun! Alan the captain is accessible, knowledgeable, and a great character to have a drink with.
Build in extra time for flights since the flight from Port Moresby to Walindi is weather-dependent and might be overbooked. Arrive early so that you get a seat (this applies for both directions... insist that the people in Walindi get you to the airport early! Even though you'll hang around in a crummy building for 90-120 minutes, it's better than finding out your flight was over-sold and you don't have a place to sit). Once you arrive it's about a one hour drive from the airport to Walindi resort. It was nice to spend the night at the resort. The following day you can go on a hike or get in a few morning dives before boarding the Febrina.
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