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Dive Review of Pindito in

Pindito: "Raja Ampat on Pindito", Jan, 2018,

by Lisa D Vitale, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 10156 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my second time on the Pindito. I find to boat to be very cozy, great food, and has a great crew. This was also my second time to Raja Ampat.

The group I was with booked the entire boat so we were able to decide what itinerary we wanted on this trip. Our itinerary took us to Wayag, Kawe, Alyui Bay, Yeben, Pef, Mansuar, Dampier Strait, Mioskon, and Jerif. We climbed one of the islands at Wayag which was absolutely spectacular!

Dive schedule: 7AM dive, breakfast, 10AM dive, lunch, afternoon dive, and a night dive. The diving is amazing. We did encounter a lot of current on many dives and some not so great visibility. Not sure if it was the time of year we went. The weather was ok, but a lot of cloudy days and some rain. We were there on a new moon which may have influenced the currents issue.

Some divemasters were better than others, it was one of the guides first trip with Pindoto so I think there are some growing pains there. But overall, they are good.

Boat accommodations are great. In fact the bathrooms had been renovated since I had been on the boat the first time in 2016 and are the best on any liveaboard Iíve been on. The rooms are very comfortable and there is lots of storage. The food and the crew are outstanding!

I highly recommend this trip and the Pindito, in fact we already have our next trip booked for 2020!
Websites Pindito   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mexico, Belize, Cayman, Roatan, Turks and Caicos, Sea of Cortez, Galapagos, Hawaii, Flower Gardens, Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Philippines, Lembeh Strait, Raja Ampat, Papau New Guinea, Australia, Socorro
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Flew into Jakarta, then to Sorong.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your computer.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They have a camera room that is set up nice, although if you have more than 6 or 7 photographers onboard it would be a very tight squeeze.
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