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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia/Maumere, Flores to Bali

June, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Frederick R. Turoff, PA, US
Sr. Contributor   (22 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Pindito liveaboard adventure"
Report Number 9089
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
USVI, BVI, lesser Antilles, Bonaire, all three Caymans , Coco Island,
Revillagigedos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines,
Micronesia, Red Sea
Closest Airport
DPS & Maumere
Getting There
USA-HKG-DPS

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
15   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
dives never exceeded 95'. most dive times went a bit over 1 hour for the
entire group.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Camera room was amidships on dive deck. Adequate room for us but not all
used a camera - if all did, more room is ne ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
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Comments  
This was my 8th trip to Indonesia. Our group did a smart thing - we stayed
in Ubud in central Bali for 3 days before heading by air to Maumere on
Flores, where the Pindito was docked. This allowed us to acclimate somewhat
to the time change and to see some areas of Bali before going diving. [My
wife and I also stayed 3 days after the boat returned to Bali to sightsee
more.] For any who have not been to Bali, consider time before and after
diving to see this wonderful island and culture. Our group leader dealt
with Pindito representative Clay Wiseman, who helped arrange the villas in
which we stayed in Ubud plus several meals.

After an easy checkout dive by Flores, which had a mobula ray tease us in
the distance, we embarked on 10 days of div ...
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