The MV Febrina was built in 1972 and remodeled in 2010 to all its splendor as you see her now. This liveaboard is in pristine condition and has seven air-conditioned en-suite cabins. The length of this liveaboard is 22meters/73ft long and has a beamwidth of 6meters/20ft. With the MV Febrina, you can expect a top speed of 11.5 knots and an easy cruising speed of 8.5 knots. This is vessel is powered by 2 x Cummins 250hp 1800rpm engines. There is also one 18ft fiberglass tender that will take you to some of the dive locations where the liveaboard can’t reach.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Divers said the divemaster Jocey was knowledgeable and a dive site named after her
Many divers said there were unique u/w photo opportunities with rare marine life
Many people were happy with the food prepared by the chef on a daily chef
Things we don't like:
Some people were taken back by the close proximity of the engine room to their cabins
A couple of people said the boat was small
Diving on the MV FeBrina in Papua New Guinea
The MV FeBrina is the ideal liveaboard to get the most out of the underwater scenery in Papua New Guinea. This liveaboard has three decks that you can use to ponder your next dive or just relax after a dive. There are also exciting wrecks to explore like the many sunken Japanese tanks and small aircraft. You will also find a 60meter deep freshwater blue hole that is a thrilling sight for any avid scuba diver.
Interior and entertainment areas
This liveaboard has the capacity to house up to 12 guests in seven en-suite cabins. All of the cabins are situated on the lower deck and can be accessed through a step ladder. The cabins are air-conditioned and have enough space to enjoy a comfortable night’s rest.
Relaxation & leisure areas on the MV FeBrina
There are three decks that you can utilize for relaxation and leisure activities. All the areas on the liveaboard are air-conditioned and will keep the intense heat at bay. There is enough room space so that you can enjoy the atmosphere on board. The lounge area is where everyone comes together and is fitted with comfortable sofas and seats.
Dive deck on the liveaboard
The dive deck is where most of the excitement takes place with great diving experiences. With the dive platform, you will be able to get in and out of the water efficiently. The crew and dive instructors are always on hand to give you a helping hand be it with your gear or just around the liveaboard. There is also a camera station where you can set up and clean your equipment before and after dives.
Food on the liveaboard
Entertaining your taste buds is what the chef and staff pride themselves on. They believe a well-executed diving experience starts with essential food components for energy in the water. There will be three meals served on a daily basis with a continental breakfast kicking things off at 5:30 am. Throughout the day you will also receive tasty snacks.
Itinerary on the MV Bilikiki
This liveaboard will take you to the best sites around Papua New Guinea. Dive itineraries will last between 6-11 nights. You will get to explore dive locations like Kimbe Bay, Witu Islands, Walindi and Father’s reefs. The divemaster will only choose the best destinations so that you can maximize your diving experience.