Join Wetpixel editor Eric Cheng in Papua New Guinea this October, 2006! This is not a formal trip nor a workshop, but Eric will be in PNG in October and would love the company of fellow Wetpixel shooters. Eric has managed to secure rates somewhat lower than the normal fare, so it’s is a perfect opportunity to get to PNG while saving a bit of money. Below is the planned schedule. Continue reading for more details…
TUE, 17 OCT - 22 OCT 2006: 6 NTS LOLOATA ISLAND RESORT
MON, 23 OCT - 1 NOV 2006: 9 NTS MV FEBRINA (Rabaul/Walindi)
WED, 1 NOV - 5 NOV 2006: 4 NTS WALINDI PLANTATION RESORT
Package details are below, but you can book a custom itinerary and join me for any part of the above!
TUE ,17 OCT - 22 OCT: 6 NTS ISLAND LOLOATA
Loloata offers the unique qualities of convenience and natural beauty. The resort island is only 15 minutes from the international airport in Port Moresby, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away on this beautiful Melanesian garden isle. We’re going at the very beginning of prime dive season, with a good chance of calm seas and good visibility. Rhinopias capital of the world!
More information: http://www.loloata.com/
MON, 23 OCT - 1 NOV: 9 NTS M/V FEBRINA LIVEABOARD (Rabaul/Walindi)
The MV FeBrina is fast becoming one of the world’s best known live-aboard dive boats. Given a five star rating in all categories in a leading dive guide and highly recommended in the prestigious Harper & Queen, FeBrina is a 72 foot long vessel, fully air-conditioned and fitted with every convenience to make your trip one of the most enjoyable you will ever experience.
* We’ve managed to secure a special fare for this last-minute booking!
More information: http://www.febrina.com/
WED, 1 NOV - 5 NOV: 4 NTS WALINDI PLANTATION RESORT
Walindi, located on the North Coast of New Britain is world renowned. The resort’s guest book reads like a guide to Who’s Who in the world of Sport Diving and Underwater Photography. Voted as the best diving Resort anywhere in the world by reader surveys, the staff and hospitality at Walindi will ensure your stay is memorable.
Above water, fern draped bungalows nestle amongst the rainforest along the beach front. Walindi is not a large Dive Resort and that’s the way we like to keep it. Catering to a maximum of twenty-four guests means you receive the undivided attention you deserve, yet the freedom to feel every dive has been made for you alone. Good company, great food, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere provide a perfect background while you enjoy the delights of Kimbe Bay diving.
70% of all coral species in the Indo/Pacific region are found in Walindi’s waters. No other dive area in the world can boast such diversity. Walindi management policy is committed to supporting this unique ecology, both below and above water. To this end, the resort is supporting the establishment by the European Union of a Nature and Marine Research Centre within the resort grounds, which will continue to monitor and research all aspects of the ecology in Kimbe Bay and West New Britain.
More information: http://walindi.com/
PRICE FOR FEBRINA ONLY W/AIRFARE FROM LAX
These prices are ONLY for the FeBrina Liveaboard trip. Loloata and Walindi extensions can be booked for an additional fee.
Cabin #7 (Double, ensuite) = USD $5343.60 per person
Cabin #5 or #6 (Twin, ensuite) = USD $5343.60 per person
Cabin #3 or #4 (Twin, shared bath) = USD $5168.10 per person
Cabin #1 or #2 (Single, shared bath) = $5539.32 per person
See a layout of the boat: http://www.febrina.com/Cabins.html
Inclusions: Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, accommodation on boat, all meals, diving, transfers and all taxes.
Exclusions: Overnights in Brisbane night before and after the boat
You can also book with airfare from other destinations (or, you can use miles). Read below for more information.
For bookings, we’ll be working with Cliff at Reef & Rainforest (contact info). Airfare to PNG can be tricky, and it’s best to work with an expert on PNG travel. If you are not flying out of LAX, you can work out a different itinerary with Cliff; they are flexible and will also work with you if you want to use miles for any portion of the airfare. And, of course ,you are welcome to construct a custom itinerary, booking parts of the trip individually or extending time at the various locations.
Reef & Rainforest
400 Harbor Dr Ste. D
Sausalito, CA 94965
Toll Free: 800-794-9767 x305
Phone: 415-289-1760 x305