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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Pindito: "Another great trip on the Pindito", Oct, 2015,

by Mark Etter, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8574 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 great trip on the Pindito! My hats off to the crew and especially the guides for going out of their way to help us with difficult transfers, especially with the long delays in our flights on the day of departure. I have never seen a group that was so dedicated to ensuring our safety and wellbeing. Thank you! The diving was great when we reached the northern locations and we were visited by groups of Mantas. Kri was spectacular and we were able to see the P-47's as well. Edi has a great boat and continues to make improvements each year. The boat captains are top notch including Martin and Adrian. The guides are experienced and a lot of fun. Eric was great for finding critters and Leia was very helpful in assisting divers with less experience. Ronan provided the entertainment and of course led great dives off the top of the boat.

We saw multiple sharks, bearded woebegone sharks, Mantas, Halmahera ghost pipe fish, multiple Pygmy sea horses, and numerous critters in a very well rounded excursion over a 12 day journey. The boat is great for both photographers and non- photographers as we were separated to our own customized agendas.

The food was fantastic as Tina continues to please guests with diverse food and snacks. Hard to loose any weight despite all the exercise!

I plan to return soon on another itinerary as Edi keeps finding new places to explore.

Websites Pindito   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Gangga, Lembeh, Bunaken, Komodo, Maldives, Red Sea, Truk, Kona, Caymans, Belize, Bonaire, etc.
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Be patient

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-110 Ft/ 12-34 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Plenty of freedom to explore the best reefs in the world with experienced guides
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 The crew takes great care in carrying cameras to the zodiacs and back. The camera room is small but practical. The crew and boat can accommodate multiple big rigs for photo excursions.
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