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Dive Review of Pindito in

Pindito: "Not the best dive sites for Indonesia - Komodo", Sep, 2016,

by Victor Ayukawa, BC, CA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9122 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Routan; Key Largo, FL; Japan - Okinawa; Hawaii; BC - Canada;
Closest Airport Denpasaw Getting There Vancouver (YVR), Taipei, Denpasar Bali

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 75 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes and usually less than 100 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The dive groups were too large. 5 or 6 divers per guide with a mix of Videographers, serious photographers, and Gopro users. There didn't seem to be much reasoning as to the grouping of div ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I wish I had known that this live aboard would not visit the eastern side of Komodo island. They only offered 3 dives on the northern tip of Komodo.

They also advertised 38 dives (dependent on weather, current, etc.), but only offered 30 dives.

The dive guides (2 of the 3) chose the dive sites in email collaboration with the Owner of the Pindito. Unfortunately, many of the dive sites chosen were inferior sites that offered little macro life or larger pelagic sitings. The head dive guide had 2 years on the Pindito and the next senior dive guide had just over 1 year experience on the Pindito. The third dive guide didn't have any input into the choosing of the dive sites. Although the dive guides may have had other Indonesia dive site knowledge before being employed on the Pindito, it be ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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