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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Pindito: "Return to Indonesia to Dive the Pindito in Raja Ampat", Jan, 2023,

by Jeanette Hartshorn, MO, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 12770.

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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 We dived on the Pindito thru the Banda Sea about 8yrs prior to this trip and had some of the best diving of our lives, by far. The crew was helpful and engaging, dive sites spectacular- some of them were even exploratory - and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Of course we had hoped for another fantastic trip. We planned on diving Raja Ampat on the Pindito in April of 2021 but we all knew what happened in the world at that time. So once countries opened up and flights across Indonesia resumed we finally made it to Raja Ampat in January 2023.

We made it there just fine, albeit jet lagged as expected. Stayed a couple of nights in Jakarta before catching the red-eye flight to Sorong (no choice there) but still jet lagged.

We were picked up promptly by the Pindito crew at the airport early in the morning in Sorong and taken to the ship to get checked into our cabins so we could rest and relax. They also offered a light breakfast for us, while other guests were arriving from other locations. They gave safety briefings, including fire, to us when they took us to our cabins and insisted that we do all battery charging in the salon so that it could be monitored.
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Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Bimini, Grand Turk, Florida, Atlantic, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Belize, Roatan, Utila, Dominica, Saba, St Maarten, St Kitts, Indonesia, Maldives, Hawaii, Palmyra Atoll, Cocos Island, Galapagos
Closest Airport Sorong, West Papua Getting There From either Jakarta or Bali to Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-40 Ft/ 8-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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