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Dive Review of Pindito/Maluku Divers, Ambon in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat, Banda

Pindito/Maluku Divers, Ambon: "Another great trip on the Pindito", Mar, 2014,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7848.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Another fantastic experience on the Pindito with great diving and exotic locations. This was my second trip on the Pindito and my first time to Raja Ampat. The diving was diverse and definitely worth the long 2.5 day trip from the East Coast. The guides were helpful and allowed divers to personalize their profiles. The food was great and the exotic locations really added to the experience. We traveled to the Banda islands on the second leg of the trip which was marked by a difficult climb up a volcano (or a gentle stroll through the nearby village for those of us who are wimps) Manta rays, leaf and frog fish, pygmy seahorses, nudi's, bearded wobbegon sharks, and more. A truly magic trip with splendid topside sights. We stopped at the Misool Eco resort for a look around. Would be great to combine both trips. At the end of our journey in Ambon, we spent a few relaxing days at Maluka Divers. Great muck diving reminded me of Lembeh. Fantastic camera room at Maluka! Would rebook the trip again.
Websites Pindito   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Red Sea, Lembeh, Maldives, Bunaken, Chuuk, Bonaire, Caymans, etc
Closest Airport Sarong Getting There Try not to think about it

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No severe restriction. I tended to dive shallow and take pictures by myself. The guides were great in keeping track of me.
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 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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
UW Photo Comments Small camera room but great, great care with cameras. Excellent boat crew, probably the best I have ever dove with. Each zodiac has a tray with bungie cords to hold the cameras in place.
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