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Short Description

Launched in 1992, This boat is the only live-aboard dive boat operating in Raja Ampat with over 20 years of experience. The vessel launched operation in the Banda Sea and quickly expanded her routes to Raja Ampat and the Komodo National Park. Our crew is unmatched for its diving knowledge and experience in Indonesia. This friendly and professional crew is totally devoted to your comfort and will attend to your cabin daily, keeping it clean and tidy and providing fresh towels.

It can accommodate up to 16 passengers with 6 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. The teakwood-paneled cabins are appointed either with a twin bed plus an upper bunk, or with a spacious double bed depending on your choice. Each air-conditioned cabin features en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water, a vanity, a shower and toilet.

The lounge area is the place where everybody meets for meals, shares photos and videos between dives. The boat offers a computer for burning CDs/DVDs (bring your own blank CDs and DVDs), a satellite phone and E-mail access (with extra fee).

Destinations

Komodo
Since 1991 the Komodo National Park is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is located in the region of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara). The Park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and numerous smaller islands, with a total area of 1817 square km. Originally the park was established as a sanctuary for the Komodo dragons. Later the protection was extended to include the entire flora and fauna, above and below the sea.

Raja Ampat
West Papua, known locally as Irian Jaya, is a unique dive region. Probably the best known archipelago is “Raja Ampat” which roughly means “united kingdom”. The area has over 1,500 islands. The four main islands are Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo.
The word “fantastic” summarizes well the region Raja Ampat. Photo-and videographers find the best opportunities to create macro shots at its finest. But also wide-angle shots of the beautiful reef life are recommended. There are countless dive sites, all with different characters. The attentive viewer can find all sorts of “macro-animals” in crevices and on terraces of steep walls. “Raja Ampat” is also a Mecca for lovers of pygmy seahorses. These cute dwarf seahorses are found here in every shape and color, red, yellow, orange, purple or white.

Banda Sea – Raja Ampat
The Banda Sea, with its spice islands played an important role in history in the 15th to the 17th Century. For centuries the indigenous people traded with nutmeg and thus came into the focus of the Europeans, because this special seasoning was found only on these islands. The islands were first colonized by the Portuguese before the Dutch took over the colony in fierce fighting. Meanwhile, the islands are again visited by sailors, fishermen and divers, especially due to the extraordinary world of fish. Because many remains of the colonies are still visible, this area is especially exciting to visit.

Biodiversity Cruise
This trip takes you through the various geological formations of Indonesia. Visit volcanic islands and islands which are derived from coral reefs but also the fantastic Raja Ampat, which is an absolute highlight for every diver. Along different evolutionary lineages and major migration routes of large mammals such as whales and dolphins, this trip guarantees diversity and variety above and below water.

Forgotten Islands
Travel back in time to the Forgotten Islands, our newest and most remote diving destination. Anthropologists have long referred to the islands extending east from Alor and arcing up to Ceram and Ambon as “forgotten” because traditionally they have had little contact with the rest of Indonesia.
Only 1% of Indonesians live on the 1000 sparsely populated islands, which make up this area of the Moluccas. First explored by the Portuguese who were followed by several European nations, including Holland, the islands of the Moluccas supplied spices to the west during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today these islands supply thrills for traveling divers. Blue seas, endless reefs, and undiscovered seamounts fill most of the Forgotten Islands 850,000 square kilometers, which means abundant marine life and the possibility of first time encounters with masses of schooling fish or perhaps even a reclusive saltwater crocodile. On these cruises, Pindito will move slowly among tall volcanic islands and low lying coral atolls as we explore the last remaining undersea wilderness within the Indonesian archipelago.

East Flores – Alor
The archipelago of Alor includes 6 islands with Pantar and Alor being the biggies. There are more than 60 impressive and mostly untouched dive sites around Alor. Most of these lie in the nutrient-rich Pantar Straits between Alor and Pantar.
During your dives along this exciting new route you can expect to see incredible underwater biodiversity. In addition, nutrient rich upwelling waters bring in pelagics: Sunfish (mola-mola), thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, humpback whales, and even marlin and sailfish. Further, the many protected pristine reefs provide a perfect home for smaller colorful creatures and up to 1,000 species of coral reef fishes and 500 species of corals. Walls, bommies and patch reef formations make for dramatic 3D underwater topography while black sand areas provide perfect habitat for muck diving and cryptic critters.

Alor – Timor
The boat is the original pioneer of Maumere, where the cruise starts. This sleepy Indonesian fishing port has awesome critters for filming. The archipelago of Alor includes 6 islands dominated by Pantar and Alor Islands. This is the far east of the Archipelago, the 14th district of the Indonesian province of Nusa Tenggara. Just to the south of Alor is West Timor, with the capital Kupang. Here is the “New Frontier” of Indonesian muck and critter diving.

Feel free to contact us for detailed itineraries

Cruise Rates 2016

Cruise price on demand

Please feel free to contact us for availability and rates

Rental gear

BCD (sizes XS, S, M, L und XL)$ 110
Regulator$ 110
Torch per cruise$ 60
Torch per dive$ 5
Computer$ 60
15L dive tank for the whole cruise$ 80
Safety sausagefor free
Weight beltfor free
Emergency lightfor free

Boat Details

Features
Hull Material WoodMast(s) 2
Length 38Crew 20
Max passengers 16Max diving passengers 16
Navigation & Communication
GPS YesPlotter Yes
Depth sounder YesFish finder 
Satellite phone YesMariphone VHF
Radar YesNavtex Yes
Safety
Life raft(s) YesLife jackets Yes
Life ringbuoys NoLife aid kit Yes
Fire extinguishers YesFire & smoke alarm Yes
EPIRP NoOxygen Yes
ENOS NoDefibrillator No
Hyperbaric chamber No  
Dive Facilities
Compressors YesDive courses On request
Tanks YesCamera rinsing tub Yes
NITROX Yesweights/belts Yes
Camera workstation YesDive platform Yes
Rental dive gear YesTender Yes
Deck shower(s) YesEnglish speaking guide Yes
Cabin facilities
Private bathroom YesNumber of cabins 8
Shower YesExtra bed No
Private toilet Yes220 volt Yes
Air conditioning YesFan No
Porthole YesWindow –
Lounge facilities
Air conditioning YesFan(s) 
Sofa(s) YesDining table Yes
Television YesDVD player Yes
Sound system YesComputer Yes
Deck(s) facilities
Sun deck area YesCovered deck area Yes
Reclining chairs YesMattresses –
Hammocks –Sofa(s) –
Dining table –  
Bar facilities
Beer YesWine Yes
Spirits YesSoft drinks Yes
Juices YesIce cubes Yes
Services & Entertainment
Laundry service –Towel Yes
Massage –Library Yes
Indoor games YesBeach games –
DVD’s YesIpod connection Yes
Snorkel gear YesFishing gear No
Kayak(s) NoWake board Yes
Water ski YesJet ski No
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