MV Febrina | PNG Liveaboard | PNG Diving Holiday | Scuba Travel

MV Febrina | PNG Liveaboard | PNG Diving Holiday - Pacific

  • Guests 10
  • Rooms 7 (1 x double, 4 single and 2 twin bunk cabins)
  • Restaurants Continental and hot breakfasts, buffet lunch and sit down dinner, plus snacks all day long!
  • Food and Drinks Bar beverages available for purchase include wine, local beers, soft drinks and bottled water. You are welcome to bring your favourite tipple along
  • FacilitiesA classic liveaboard well known for the on board service
  • Diving Schools of pelagics thrive here, especially around the sea mounts. Drift dives, critters dives and muck dives.
  • Diving Extras Rental equipment available on request prior to departure
  • Internet Access Extremely limited whilst on land at Walindi resort - no coverage otherwise

About Febrina

Papua New Guinea is truly on the diving's last wildernesses with few divers venturing to these far flung shores. Yet the diving regularly ranks as some of the finest you could ever find. The coral reefs around Walinidi (where the boat is berthed) are mind boggling - this is arguably one of the coral capitals of the world. Schools of pelagics thrive here, especially around the sea mounts. Drift dives, critters dives and muck dives all compliment an ever changing seascape on your underwater adventure in Papua on board the famous Febrina liveaboard.

MV Febrina is a classic, purpose built dive boat. This stable steel vessel sleeps only 10 guests in 7 cabins. There are 2 twin cabins (bunks), 1 double bed cabin (in the bow) plus 4 single cabins. Do remember to let us know your preference at the time of booking. Each cabin has en suite bathroom with individual air con and lots of storage space. All of the cabins are located on the lower deck. The boat also operates an onboard laundry service so you can really travel light on this holiday!

Life on board Febrina revolves around the diving - this liveaboard is run by divers for divers. The dive deck itself is generous with excellent facilities in particular for photographers. With 4 day dives and night dive on the schedule each day you can really get the most out of each site you visit. All dives are from the liveaboard. And once you return to the dive deck, warm towels are waiting for you. While away your surface interval on the comfy sofas on the saloon. The dining area is on the main deck. Meals are a mixture of buffet or set dinner and fresh snacks and refreshments available all day long along with fresh coffee, tea and soft drinks. There is also complimentary white or red wine by the glass during dinner. The menu is varied with a selection of popular international dishes. Specialities on board are traditional pacific meals and sea food.

Febrina doesn't use single use plastic bottled water on board at all. Guests are able to fill up water bottles or glasses with water from the filtered water fountain at the bar area

Twin Cabin (bunks)

Air-conditioned cabins, the twin cabins in the aft that have a larger lower bunk and single upper bunkand an ensuite.

Double Cabin

Air-conditioned the double bedded cabin is in the bow, with an ensuite.

Single Cabin

2 smaller single cabin (no surcharge) or 2 later single cabins (additional booking charges)

Cabin Plan

Now only 10 divers!

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Maren Katharina

2016-12-16 16:47:35

10 out of 10! The dive sites were breathtaking, one better than the other, and the dive staff super helpful and very eager to please everyone on board. other day activities like going up to a volcano, swimming in hot pools or visiting a local village are just as well organised and fascinating!

Michele Westmorland

2016-12-16 16:47:04

Walindi and the FeBrina are like family to me. Incredible people and dive experiences.

Diana Gill

2016-12-16 16:46:40

Absolutely gorgeous, and the diving is spectacular. Huge fan coral, cliff walls with huge sharks, mandarin fish -in the daylight!-, and so much more. Great dive crew. Totally recommend it.

Covid Information for Febrina

Covid-19 update coming soon: once this destination reopens, we will update you with the on board requirements

Country Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.

On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to Papua New Guinea

Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the Controller and have tested negative for COVID-19 within a 7 day period prior to arrival.

Updated 25th FEB 2021

Frequently Asked Questions


PNG sits just south of the equator and only 160km north of Australia. Yet it feels a world away. The nation itself is made up of the eastern half of New Guinea island (the western half is a part of Indonesia) and many off shore islands. It is made up of several islands, the largest being West New Britain. It is here that you find the divers' paradise of Walinidi Plantation and Febrina.

Covid Travel Information

International travel from the UK is prohibited until May 17th. Travel corridors are paused until this point.

On April 12th the UK government will update the rules for travel in 2021.

For British nationals, The Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to Papua New Guinea

Nobody may enter Papua New Guinea unless they have a written exemption from the Controller and have tested negative for COVID-19 within a 7 day period prior to arrival.

Updated 25th FEB 2021

Weather and Climate

PNG has a climate that mirrors much of the South Pacific. Officially the wet season runs from December to March, whilst the dry season is between May and October. However, the rainfall can be very localised and what happens on 1 island may not be happening on another one nearby! The conditions remain fairly warm and humid all year round, with average air temps ranging between 25-29C.


Flight options

There are several routes to PNG, with a total flying time of around 19 hours. Air New Zealand, Quantas, Cathay Pacific and Singapore airlines are the most common flight options. Most routings will require the final leg of your journey to be completed on a Air Nuigini code share flight. You will generally by flying overnight in both directions. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Port Moresby, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.


Popular stop over destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia. Please speak to your travel consultant if you would like to add a few days in any of these locations and we will be able to adapt your flight routing accordingly.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders will be given a tourist visa on arrival in Port Moresby. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here


Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here


Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly


You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.


An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here


Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

Your exact arrival arrangements will vary. If you are connecting straight onto a domestic flight to Hoskins, please follow the directions in Port Moresby airport. Alternatively, if you are staying in the Holiday Inn hotel, please make your way to the hotel shuttle meeting point in the airport. Walinidi Plantation and Febrina are approx a 1hr drive from Hoskins airport. If you have any issues, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.


Transfers in PNG are usually either provided by your liveaboard, a private transfer or airport shuttle.


You will be advised locally of your departure transfer arrangements. There is a departure tax of 30PGK per person



Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the guides and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.


If you were not planning to venture outside Walindi or FeBrina you will not need to carry much Kina we accept AUD, USD, Euro and Kina as well as all major credit cards (MasterCard/ Visa/ Amex). There is no surcharge for credit card payments made at the resort.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage and internet can be limited. Please check with your provider prior to travel.

Plugs and electricity

The electrical current on FeBrina and at Walindi Resort is 240 volts. Plugs are Australian, three pin


Hire equipment

Please prebook any kit hire required - will will advise the local rental charge


Please ask about any courses in advance of travel


The Walindi operates a small, limited shop for essentials prior to embarkation


Recreational nitrox is available for a local charge


Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for Febrina will be £1200. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation


Repeat Guests

Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices


Your liveaboard package is in a standard twin/double cabin on a full board basis with all meals

Up to 4 dives per day, air fills, 12lt tanks, weights and weight belt

Transfers between Hoskins airport and Walinidi resort are included

Light laundry daily


This holiday excludes international flights to PNG Port Moresby or Hoskins.

Bar beverages available on board include wine, local beers, soft drinks and bottled water. A selection of white and red wine is available by the bottle or by the glass. Limited spirits are available, please feel free to drink your own duty free spirits on board.

To pay on board are additional drinks, chocolates, rental equipment, dive courses, nitrox if not prepaid, and other personal items. A 10% sales tax charged on all local purchases.

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