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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

February, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Mary L. Long, CO, United States
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 5145
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Grand Caymen, Roatan, Utila, Galapagos, Fiji, Truk Lagoon, Indonesia,
Palau, 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
??  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 feet for 60 minutes  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Eddie Frauweiler, the owner, has a remarkable setup for cameras and video
equipment. Eddie   
can fix anything. It was a good thing he was on the boat this trip. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
On this trip to Raja Ampat, Eddie Frauweiler, the owner of the Pindito, was
on the ship. He let Bob, incompetent  divemaster, run the dive operation
for a short time during the trip. In the water, Bob and Delphine took off.
It didn't matter. We were all experienced divers. The diving was
incredible. Bob was very slow getting started before the dives. Eddie took
over and the rest of the week went well. This was the first time for the
third dive master, Fenis, to the Raj Ampat area. Fenis was a great
divemaster. On two different occasions, the whales were spotted close to
the boat. The Indonesian crew were helpful and amazingly helpful. The food
was Indonesian and very good. The last night was the best party of singing
and dancing by the Indonesian crew. It was worth the trip, to hear
Indonesian crew yodel. The Pindito is a beautiful boat. The regular head
dive master was on vacation the week we were there.  
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