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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Pindito, Feb, 2009,

by Mary L. Long, CO, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5145.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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