The MV Febrina together with its skipper/owner Alan Raabe are synonymous with the outer reefs, remote dive sites and isolated areas of New Britain – basically nobody knows the waters of New Britain better than Alan does!
Alan has been working in Papua New Guinea since 1991, is very well known in the global diving community and everybody who has met him seems to have an “Alan Raabe story” to tell…
Often referred to as “larger than life”, a “character” and much more – the irony is that Alan is all that and more, but beneath the sometimes chaotic and often very funny exterior is an extremely committed, capable and knowledgeable individual who goes out of his way to ensure the guests of Febrina get what they came to PNG for.
Febrina is based from Walindi and operates from there for about two-thirds of the year and from Rabaul at the eastern tip of New Britain for the rest.
From Walindi, Febrina covers the remote Witu Islands to the north-west of Kimbe Bay and the Fathers Reefs at the eastern edge of the bay.
Those outer reefs offer some incredible diving on sites that are rarely if ever dived by other boats.
From Rabaul Febrina covers the remote south coast of New Britain – an area of Papua New Guinea that no other dive boats visit!
Kimbe Bay Outer Reefs Image Gallery