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Dive Review of Pindito in
Indonesia

Pindito: "This will make you cry. Where are all the fish?", Mar, 2014,

by Daniel Benson, OR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7942 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Sipidan, Philippines, Red Sea, Hawaii, United States, Caribbean.
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There Go through Singapore then direct flight to Manado thence to Sorong. OR you could go through one of the world's worst airports: Jakarta Indonesia and on to Sorong from there. Either way it's an ordeal

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Be safe.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 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 We filled the boat with photographers, so the photo room was crowded. Some had to set their c ... 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 our second trip to Raja Ampat, and our 9th liveaboard trip. This itinerary started from Sorong and went to Ambon, which is the southern part of Raja Ampat.
The boat is showing its age. Our room was under the dive deck and the ceiling leaked! A room directly across the hall also leaked. The crew was accommodating as you would expect on a trip this expensive. However, the marine environment was a huge disappointment. A si ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By carl berenson in WA, US at Dec 15, 2014 20:04 EST  
at what point in your ambon raja journey did you notice the tuna boat loading up with tuna? Just curious as to the region you were in...if you can id it. thanks.
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