||13 DAYS CRUISING + DIVING
2010 Scheduled Dive Cruises
With Bob Halstead
A member of the International Scuba Diving hall of fame Bob Halstead will lead divers aboard the Kalibobo Spirit to reefs in the Bismarck Sea from Crown and Long Islands to the Bali Vitu group including the extinct volcanic caldera of Garove Island, and the famous off-shore sea mounts of Kimbe Bay.Expect to see beautiful wild reefs with healthy fish populations, sharks and barracuda, dolphins and possibly whales. Bob will assist with identification of marine species encountered, and make presentations aboard.
The voyage will continue to Lolobau Island and Cape Lambert, concluding at Rabaul where a volcanic eruption that started in 1994 continues to splutter presenting an incredible spectacle and necessitated the moving of the town to nearby Kokopo where the first cruise concludes. The second cruise starts at Kokopo and concludes at Madang.
The Kalibobo Spirit is a luxurious motoryacht owned and operated by MTS pioneers of maritime tourism in PNG and owners of the famous Madang Resort, Kalibobo Village and Niugini Dive Adventures. In 2010 the Kalibobo will undertake two fourteen day cruises between Madang and Rabaul under the leadership of Bob Halstead, one of the foremost experts on diving in PNG.
Apart from being fully equipped for up to 12 divers, the Kalibobo Spirit is fully stabilized, air conditioned and provides 4 double, 2 twin and 3 single cabins, all with ensuites plus crew accommodation. The vessel has a separate dining room, lounge, covered upper decks, a helipad and lazerette accommodating the dive equipment. Facilities include an extensive library, 4 channel TV and telephone in all cabins and public areas, three tenders, kayaks a jet ski, water skis and a
R44 Raven 2 air conditioned helicopter on selected cruises. The vessel has a crew of 8 include qualified officers and crew. Equipment includes radar, GPS, auto-pilot, sonar, depth sounders, stabilizers, CRTV security cameras and a commercial galley to provide an excellent variety of meals.
*Costs in Australian dollars include twin share cabin, all meals, wine with dinner, all diving.
Costs exclude airfares, charters, items of a personal nature. NDA reserve the right to change schedule due to operational conditions prevailing at the time.