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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Kimberly Bayless, HI, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4066
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, Carribean, Mexico, Manado, Great Barrier Reef, Solomon
Islands
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Not restricted.  Best to follow divemasters who could spot macrolife.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
I would HIGHLY recommend this trip and this live-aboard!!!!!! The corals
and macrolife are more diverse and abundant than anywhere we've dove
before.  I don't think it can get better.
   We were able to dive with Edi Frommenwiler, who owns the boat and
discovered this dive area 16 years ago.  He knows the location extremely
well!! We learned so much diving with him and having him point out the most
unusual species!
   There are a max of 16 divers allowed on boat, with 3 Zodiacs, and up to
4 dives/day. The boat moves every day to new spots.  Nitrox tanks are
included!  A Nitrox course is available. Divemasters (Mike and Markus)were
super!!
   Rentable gear is available and well-functioning.
   Service is impeccable!! There are 17 Indonesian crew members. Staff are
English and INdonesian speaking.  Cabins are clean, comfortable, w/sheets
and towels changed regularly.Each cabin has en suite bathrooms w/hot H20
and air con.
   Food is unreal local cuisine!!! All drinks (except wine) are
included!!!!!!!!!
   I appreciate how they recycle beer bottles and H20 jugs.
   And....in addition to it all, there is a PERSONAL MASSEUSE on board!!!!
Gaga makes you go ga- ga!!!!
   The island and jungle scenery is incomparable!
   Many Europeans return and do this trip 4 times/year because it is so
incredible.  If I had the resources, I would return again in a heart-beat
and bring a dozen friends!!!!  With Nitrox tanks, most drinks, and taxes
and fees included, this trip is very worth the value.  It just doesn't get
better!
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