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

Pindito: "Pindito liveaboard adventure", Jun, 2016,

by Frederick R. Turoff, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 25 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9089.

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
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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 ... 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 4 stars
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 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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