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.
Walindi Plantation Resort, established in 1983, is an intimate dive resort situated on the shores of Kimbe Bay on the island of New Britain. 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.
Secluded bures or plantation house rooms are 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 world renowned liveaboard dive vessel MV FeBrina and, new in 2019, MV Oceania. Both offer 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 liveaboard comfort and convenience. Accommodation is for a maximum of 12 guests in five comfortable twin share or double cabins and two single cabins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. MV Oceania is an 88 foot catamaran, newly refurbished in 2019 with three queen cabins and five twin share cabins, all above deck with en suite facilities. Both vessels are stable and extremely seaworthy, well set out motor vessels that cater for serious divers and photographers wanting a total PNG dive experience. FeBrina and Oceania’s locally trained crew members specialise in combining excellent service and meals with the ultimate diving experience.