Papua New Guinea is located within the coral triangle—a global centre of marine biodiversity with the highest number and most diverse corals, tropical fish and other marine life, in the world.
Fringing dormant volcanoes create a dramatic backdrop to the waters of Kimbe Bay. Countless submerged reefs and sea mounts play host to over 900 species of fish and 400 species of coral. The pristine corals grow to amazing sizes in a rainbow of colours—a photographer’s paradise.
Walindi Plantation Resort, established in 1983, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea.
Celebrating over 30 years of operation, the resort is world famous for its quality of diving, international award-winning photography and warm hospitality. Bird watching and nature tours are also featured activities of the resort.
Accommodation is in secluded bures or plantation house rooms nestled along the beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Delicious meals featuring fresh seafood and beef, fruits and vegetables are included in the tariff. Dive sites in Kimbe Bay are a five- to 45-minute ride from the resort on covered, specially designed day boats. Boom netting with resident pods of dolphins is a highlight, and keep an eye out for passing orcas and migrating whales.
Walindi is home to the world renowned live-aboard dive vessel MV FeBrina, offering various itineraries around New Britain. In addition to Kimbe Bay, visit the remote Witu Islands or the offshore reef system Father’s Reefs, for a varied and diverse dive experience. At certain times of the year, Rabaul is also incorporated and for a special treat, join one of the trips to the south coast of New Britain and discover rare and unusual critters on the pristine and rarely dived reefs in the Gasmata and Lindenhaven areas.
MV FeBrina is 73 feet of live-aboard comfort and convenience. She is a stable and extremely seaworthy, well set-out motor vessel and caters for serious divers and photographers who want a total PNG dive experience. Accommodation is for a maximum of 12 guests in five comfortable and roomy twin share or double cabins and two single cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. FeBrina’s crew is locally trained as divers, and with the inimitable Alan Raabe at the helm, they specialise in combining excellent service and meals with the ultimate diving experience.
One giant stride and you are immediately enveloped in yet another extraordinary diving experience!