Pindito is a traditional Phinisi sailing boat offering trips to Komodo, Raja Ampat, Banda Sea, Alor and east Flores according to the season. It can accommodate up 16 passengers on board.

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Description

Boat

Pindito's lounge is the place where everybody meets for meals, shares photos and videos between dives, and socializes. You will also enjoy a variety of music and new video releases here. Pindito offers as well a library to learn about the reefs and fishes you have seen on dives, and novels are available on a "take one/leave one" basis. Savor an international cuisine, prepared by expert chefs. The food is influenced by international and above all Indonesian (or Asian) dishes. Photographers and videographers will love the convenience and functionality of the Pindito's camera room, located at the aft of the lounge on the main deck. The camera room was built with the needs of modern digital underwater photographers and videographers in mind. Here you will find plenty of storage space, professional-grade work areas, and both 220V and 110V AC charging stations at your disposal.

Pindito's dive deck is the place to meet and prepare for your upcoming dive. Take a fresh water shower after the dive, trick-out your dive gear, get help from dive staff, and just hang out before and after dives on the sun deck. A persenning (sun roof) offers shade during the hot day. Sunbeds are available for all guests. The dive deck offers enough space for all divers. Each guest receives his own box where they can store his dive gear.


Cabin

Pindito offers six double cabins and two twin cabins, creating very comfortable accommodations for up to 16 guests.

All cabins feature ensuite heads with hot and cold running water (vanity and shower as well as toilet), individually controlled air-conditioning and five 220V AC electrical outlets (German 2-pole plugs), available 24 hours a day.

6 Double bed cabins located on the main deck and equipped with 1 double bed.

2 Twin bed cabins located on the main deck and equipped with 2 single beds (bunk beds style).


Diving

  • 4 dives per day (including night dive) depending on conditions.

  • Weights, weight belts and tanks with standard yoke valves are included.

  • Nitrox and rebreather courses are available on request.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other information

  • Nitrox: Available with additional cost.
  • Rebreather Dive: Available with additional cost (4 Poseidon Discovery MK VI sets available for rent).
  • Rental Dive Equipment: Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
  • Dive Insurance: Mandatory.
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Not available at the moment.
  • Payment on board: By cash, USD, or credit card.
  • Crew members: 17,including dive guides.

Itineraries

Raja Ampat

South & Central Raja Empat
Raja Empat has only fairly recently been discovered as scuba diving’s new frontier, and has very quickly gained a reputation as one of the world's finest dive areas, perhaps the finest amongst all in terms of biodiversity. New species keep being discovered here, and considering the vast geographic expanse of this group of islands, this is set to continue for years and years!

Our cruises depart from and return to Sorong, the area’s major town on the tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula. Soon upon leaving Sorong harbor, Tambora will sail in crystal clear waters, among an endless string of densely forested and mostly uninhabited islands. The vast expanse and sheer number of islands allows us to pick itineraries and dive sites that suit during any season.

We will start things off diving the superb sites of the Dampier Strait. This is where waters from the Pacific and the inner Indonesian Seas first meet, providing for an extreme wealth of marine creatures including manta rays, schooling trevally and jacks, reef sharks, and the bizarre wobbegong shark. From here, cruises continue southwards towards Misool and the labyrinth of little islets surrounding it (Note: cruises in the June-August time period will turn north towards Waigeo and Wayag). You can expect it all – big pelagics, reefs teeming with life, great macro sites, and vibrantly colored night dives!

From Sorong, the major town on the Bird’s Head Peninsula and in the West of Indonesian New Guinea, you can connect easily to destinations across Indonesia.


Hidden Bays & Painted Rocks

South Raja Ampat, Fak Fak, Triton Bay
This cruise between Kaimana and Sorong takes us along the New Guinea coast and through South and Central Raja Empat to some of the world’s very best yet at the same time very little dived sites.

We will leave Kaimana bound south along the towering New Guinea coast line. A backdrop of steep limestone cliffs topped by pristine rain forest make for eerie scenery; oftentimes for kilometers, galleries of rock paintings delineate ancient burial grounds. The sea underneath is rich in nutrients and offers stunning biodiversity. We start with diving Triton Bay, with its exuberant soft coral gardens, large forests or black coral, and an amazing array of reef fish. Turning around to head up North, we dive for a couple of days along the Papuan coastline and off Fak Fak, where the diving offers great variety – splendid reef systems, some of the fishiest dives in the entire country, as well as some stunning rock and cave formations. From here onwards we move further up North towards the Southern part of Raja Empat, diving Misool and the labyrinth of islets and rocks surrounding it. Also here, the surface and underwater scenery are equally pristine, and each and every anchorage will be a picture-book experience. On our way into Sorong, we stop at the South shore of the island of Batanta, one of the Four Kings, for the only black sand diving Raja Ampat has to offer.

Please note that we are conducting this cruise in both directions, from Kaimana to Sorong (as described above) and also in the reverse sense, from Sorong to Kaimana. Kaimana can be reached best from Jakarta or Ambon while Sorong, the major town on the Bird’s Head Peninsula and in the West of Indonesian New Guinea, offers connections to many destinations across Indonesia including Jakarta, Makassar, Ambon, Manado, Manokwari or Jayapura.

More

Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Bali and Lombok
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English, French, German

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
29/04/2019 to 10/05/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,938.61 Detail
13/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,938.61 Detail
27/05/2019 to 07/06/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,394.66 Detail
10/06/2019 to 21/06/2019 11 nights North Sulawesi Sorong - Manado From $4,938.61 Detail
30/07/2019 to 10/08/2019 11 nights Bali and Lombok Bali - Bali From $4,938.61 Detail
14/08/2019 to 25/08/2019 11 nights Bali and Lombok Bali - Bali From $4,938.61 Detail
28/08/2019 to 09/09/2019 12 nights Bali and Lombok Bali - Bali From $5,641.59 Detail
11/09/2019 to 22/09/2019 11 nights Bali and Lombok Maumere - Maumere From $4,938.61 Detail
25/09/2019 to 11/10/2019 16 nights Banda Sea Maumere - Sorong From $7,323.38 Detail
14/10/2019 to 25/10/2019 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,327.92 Detail
27/10/2019 to 06/11/2019 10 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $4,701.69 Detail
08/11/2019 to 19/11/2019 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Ambon From $4,938.61 Detail
22/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 14 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Maumere From $6,584.82 Detail
07/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 12 nights Komodo Maumere - Bima From $6,551.45 Detail
23/12/2019 to 03/01/2020 11 nights Komodo Bima - Bima From $5,661.61 Detail
13/01/2020 to 24/01/2020 11 nights Komodo Benoa - Maumere From $5,116.58 Detail
10/02/2020 to 21/02/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,405.78 Detail
24/02/2020 to 06/03/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,405.78 Detail
09/03/2020 to 20/03/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Sorong - Kaimana From $5,116.58 Detail
23/03/2020 to 10/04/2020 18 nights Banda Sea Kaimana - Ambon From $8,353.37 Detail
12/04/2020 to 24/04/2020 12 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,585.97 Detail
26/04/2020 to 08/05/2020 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,585.97 Detail
11/05/2020 to 22/05/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,116.58 Detail
25/05/2020 to 05/06/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,116.58 Detail
08/06/2020 to 19/06/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Manado From $5,116.58 Detail
27/07/2020 to 07/08/2020 11 nights Komodo Benoa - Labuan Bajo From $5,116.58 Detail
10/08/2020 to 21/08/2020 11 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Benoa From $5,116.58 Detail
24/08/2020 to 04/09/2020 11 nights Komodo Benoa - Maumere From $5,579.30 Detail
06/09/2020 to 13/09/2020 7 nights Komodo Maumere - Labuan Bajo From $3,259.04 Detail
16/09/2020 to 09/10/2020 23 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Sorong From $11,000.65 Detail
12/10/2020 to 23/10/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Tual From $5,405.78 Detail
26/10/2020 to 06/11/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Tual - Ambon From $5,405.78 Detail
09/11/2020 to 20/11/2020 11 nights Banda Sea Ambon - Sorong From $5,116.58 Detail
23/11/2020 to 04/12/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,116.58 Detail
07/12/2020 to 18/12/2020 11 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,116.58 Detail
21/12/2020 to 02/01/2021 12 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $5,583.75 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Komodo 7 nights Double From $3,259.04
Komodo 7 nights Twin From $3,259.04
Komodo 11 nights Twin From $5,116.58
Komodo 11 nights Double From $5,116.58
Komodo 12 nights Twin From $6,551.45
Komodo 12 nights Double From $6,551.45
Komodo 23 nights Twin From $11,000.65
Komodo 23 nights Double From $11,000.65
Raja Ampat 10 nights Twin From $4,701.69
Raja Ampat 10 nights Double From $4,701.69
Raja Ampat 11 nights Twin From $4,938.61
Raja Ampat 11 nights Double From $4,938.61
Raja Ampat 12 nights Twin From $5,583.75
Raja Ampat 12 nights Double From $5,583.75
North Sulawesi 11 nights Double From $4,938.61
North Sulawesi 11 nights Twin From $4,938.61
Bali and Lombok 11 nights Double From $4,938.61
Bali and Lombok 11 nights Twin From $4,938.61
Bali and Lombok 12 nights Twin From $5,641.59
Bali and Lombok 12 nights Double From $5,641.59
Banda Sea 11 nights Twin From $4,938.61
Banda Sea 11 nights Double From $4,938.61
Banda Sea 12 nights Twin From $5,585.97
Banda Sea 12 nights Double From $5,585.97
Banda Sea 14 nights Twin From $6,584.82
Banda Sea 14 nights Double From $6,584.82
Banda Sea 16 nights Double From $7,323.38
Banda Sea 16 nights Twin From $7,323.38
Banda Sea 18 nights Twin From $8,353.37
Banda Sea 18 nights Double From $8,353.37

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Bali and Lombok

Period : Liveaboards trips is possible year round. According to the destination, Best time is May to September (Bali) and April to November (Lombok).

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Average daily temperature range is between 26°C to 30°C.

Water : Water temperatures along the north coast are a balmy 27°-30°C (85°-90°F) year-round. While in Nusa Penida and Lembongan area be prepare to have 19°-21°C

Clothing : Casual summer clothing including a light jacket is recommended, as evenings can get cool and liveaboards usually keep their airconditioning high in all indoor areas.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Lots of international flights directly arrive to Bali, otherwise best connections from Jakarta.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/MasterCard/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

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