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Dive Review of Walindi Plantation Resort/Febrina in
Papua New Guinea/Febrina-signature itinerary

Walindi Plantation Resort/Febrina, May, 2013,

by NEAL RAKOV, FL, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7289.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The staff is the best part of the boat. At any time, they would go out of their way to meet your requests, and we did have some demanding divers on our trip. But, don't let them attempt to service u/w electrical equipment. Just tell them "no thank you" when they offer their services on these items. We had a few floods after their attempt at repair. Fix it yourself, or put it away for the rest of the drip. The dive masters could be a little more environmentally sensitive when helping us find macro objects. The macro opportunities were mind boggling. But if you want lots of large pelagics, you would be better off with Golden Dawn in the Eastern Field. Most of sharks were seen on feeding dives. We did encounter many baracuda and large jack schools, and there were plentiful turtles. Again, the macro, corals and tropicals were awesome. This is not a luxury boat. The rooms are a tad small, your laundry may end up in another state room, the cooking is not gourmet, but the food is plentiful and nutritous. Josie runs a tight ship and Alan usually shows up for supper. He did not dive on our trip. The crew did a great job washing our dive equipment at the end of the cruise.
Websites Walindi Plantation Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean/FloridaKeys, Seychelles, Galapagos,
Indonesia, Australia, Eilat, Cambodia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Recreational limits, but nobody really checked
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments There were plenty of electrical outlets. The boat staff took great care with our camera equipment. I do not remember a problem with lost or damaged equipment.
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