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MV Pindito

Few liveaboards in West Papua compare to diving in these waters aboard the Pindito, pioneer of dive tours in Raja Ampat and once voted Tauchen Magazine Best Liveaboard of the Year. This boat is well known throughout Indonesia and the owner / operator Edi Frommenweiler has been diving these waters longer than almost anyone. He loves to share his years of experience with his guests, many of whom often return to Pindito time and again.

Length: 33 metres / 109 foot
Beam: 9 metres / 28 foot
Cruise: 8 knots
Divers: 16
Enriched air nitrox is available here
Pindito under sail

A very experienced boat crew that know the Raja Ampat liveaboard diving region better than anyone else, and the re-found beauty of this elegant wooden yacht, extensively re-fitted and furnished in 2006, with its en-suite private cabins, combine to provide a unique adventure. The crew are very attentive and friendly, and will share a beer with you (all beers and spirits are free of charge on Pindito safaris). The boat stable and quiet under motor, and this combination will soon have you unwinding and feel right at home.

For those who want to maximise their time marveling at these amazing dive sites that the Pindito visits, complimentary nitrox is indeed an excellent perk on these Raja Ampat dive tours. For photographers, the inhouse camera room will come in very handy too. Pindito also uses individual diver locator devices as a free service for added safety.

May to September sees Pindito visit the Komodo National Park. Pindito's nitrox facility can mean extended periods beneath the spectacular equatorial seas of the Banda Sea, Alor and Maumere - Flores scuba diving too.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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Special discounted trips highlighted in yellow

July 2016
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25 Jul 5 Aug 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,152
August 2016
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8 Aug 19 Aug 11 Flores & Alor 38 US$ 4,152
22 Aug 2 Sep 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,152
October 2016
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10 Oct 21 Oct 11 Banda & Raja Ampat 38 US$ 4,790
November 2016
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21 Nov 2 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,790
February 2017
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27 Feb 10 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,890
April 2017
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10 Apr 21 Apr 11 Alor & Banda Sea 38 US$ 5,190
24 Apr 5 May 11 Alor & Banda Sea 38 US$ 5,190
July 2017
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7 Jul 18 Aug 11 Flores & Alor 38 US$ 4,890
10 Jul 21 Jul 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,890
24 Jul 4 Aug 11 Flores & Alor 38 US$ 4,890
August 2017
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21 Aug 1 Sep 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,890
September 2017
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4 Sep 15 Sep 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,890
December 2017
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4 Dec 15 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,890
January 2018
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15 Jan 26 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
February 2018
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26 Feb 9 Mar 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
May 2018
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21 May 3 Jun 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,990
July 2018
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9 Jul 20 Jul 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,990
August 2018
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20 Aug 31 Aug 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,990
September 2018
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10 Sep 21 Sep 11 Komodo, Sumbawa & Bali 38 US$ 4,990
October 2018
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15 Oct 26 Oct 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
29 Oct 9 Nov 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
November 2018
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12 Nov 23 Nov 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
26 Nov 7 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
December 2018
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10 Dec 21 Dec 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990
24 Dec 4 Jan 11 Raja Ampat National Park 38 US$ 4,990

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More Trip Details...

Special offers: There are some great discounts for MV Pindito. Check out our 2016 specials on Pindito for more details. Offer expires: 22 Aug 2016

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks (spirits and beer), land tours, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (if available), delayed SMBs, individual diver locator devices, Transfers: Raja Ampat - transfers to the boat from Sorong Airport (West Papua Province), Komodo - transfers to the boat from all points in the south of Bali (Kuta, Denpasar, Sanur, etc.) and transfers from the boat to either Denpasar Airport in Bali or Maumere Airport in Flores (depending on port of disembarkation).

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Harbour fee of US$ 80 to be paid in advance. Raja Ampat park fee of US$ 120 per person per tour, Banda Sea park fee of US$ 40 per person per charter, Komodo port and park fees US$ 120 per person per trip. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

Optional extras: Torches, dive insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Raja Ampat: Pindito dive tours depart in the morning from Sorong in West Papua (except a few trips from Ambon where detailed above). There is a minibus transfer service from the airport to and from the boat. You can fly direct to Sorong or Ambon from Bali or Jakarta. We will help you arrange return domestic flights between Bali or Jakarta and the port of departure.
Komodo: The Pindito liveaboard departs in the morning from Benoa Harbour in Bali (except a few trips from Maumere where detailed above). There is a minibus transfer service from the airport and southern Bali hotels to the boat.
For more information see our travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 07.00 pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: 10% off the published price.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 7 guests and receive 1 extra place free of charge. See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 13 guests and receive 3 extra places free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 5,076.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 6 double bed (200 cm x 140 cm) cabins and 2 twin bunk bed (200 cm x 90 cm) cabins, all on the lower deck. All the cabins are spacious and modern, en-suite (private bathroom), and were refitted with teak furnishings.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Portholes
  • Toilet and unlimited hot water shower
  • Hand basin, mirror, soap, and bath and beach towels
  • Round twin plug 220V mains outlet - 24 hours per day
  • Reading lights
  • Lots of storage space
  • Bedding
  • Life jackets
No. of bathrooms / showers - 8 / 9 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
Liveaboard crew comprises:
  • Cruise Director
  • 3 Divemasters
  • Captain
  • First Mate
  • Second Mate
  • 2 Cooks
  • 3 Engineers
  • 3 Deck hands
  • 3 Dinghy drivers
  • 2 Cleaners
Enriched air nitrox - Motorised dive dinghies - Camera room with table, 220V & 110V charging points, adaptors - Saloon with laptop, CD Burner, DVD players, music system, extensive marine and general library - Email access - Waterski and wakeboard - 64 m² sundeck with shaded area, lazy chairs and matresses - Massage service (choice of Balinese, aromatherapy and foot reflexology)

PADI scuba certification courses available including Advanced Open Water Diver and EANx.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
  • Indonesian and Chinese main meal dishes.
  • American or Indonesian breakfast plus muesli, fruit and pre-breakfast.
  • Waiter service in saloon - 2 main dishes with vegetables and rice or noodles.
  • Most dietary requirements will be attempted - please send us your requirements.
  • Dining service begins upon your arrival on the first day of the tour.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, drinking water, fruit, afternoon snacks and cakes, beer and spirits are all provided free of charge.
  • Wine is also available.
  • No fixed menu.
  • Operator rates food as very important

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 1992
  • Extensively stripped and re-fitted in 2006
  • Size - 33m x 8.5m
  • Top speed - 9 knots
  • Cruising speed - 8 knots
  • 1 x 300 HP diesel engine
  • 2 x 40 KW generators
  • 2 x Bauer Mariner dive tank compressors
  • Membrane enriched air nitrox system
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international and DIN fittings
  • Electricity 220V - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 10,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 12,000 litres
  • Fresh water makers - 10,000 litres per day
  • Environmental storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • 2 Mitsubishi and Toyo Rubber life rafts
  • 3 x 4-5m Motorised 40-60 HP dinghies
  • ICOM VHF and SSB radio
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • 2 x Solas radars
  • Depth sounder
  • Satellite telephone
  • Full-feature Medic First Aid Box
  • Venol oxygen system - 8,250 litres
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • 8 x Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Man-over-board beacons and searchlight
  • Loudhailer
  • Delayed surface marker buoys (safety sausages) provided for all customers
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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