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Banda Sea on Pindito, 7-18 November 2022

Blue Whales, Hammerheads & Reefs on Pindito, 7-18 November 2022

This 11 night adventure trip will be run on Pindito Liveaboard to explore Indonesia’s Banda Sea. The trip will be accompanied by a Whale expert and will be looking for Blue Whales. A variety of other Whale and Dolphin species may also be encountered during the trip including Sperm Whales and Pilot Whales. The trip will start and finish in Ambon. As well as looking for Blue Whales, the trip will also offer plenty of diving, at places such as Ambon Bay, famed for some of Indonesia’s best critter diving, the Banda Islands and Nusa Laut where we hope to encounter schooling Hammerheads and Manuk home to hundreds of Sea Snakes!

The Pindito liveaboard started diving trips in the Banda Sea in 1992 and quickly expanded its routes to include Raja Ampat and Komodo. In 2006 the Pindito underwent a full refit and today is one of the finest liveaboards in Indonesia, with a crew unmatched for its diving knowledge and experience. In summer 2017 all cabins as well as the diving deck and the sun deck were renovated. Pindito has 8 cabins, providing comfortable accommodations for up to 16 guests. All cabins feature individually controlled air conditioning, as well as ensuite heads appointed with a shower, washbasin, and toilet. Pindito’s lounge is the place where everyone meets for meals, shares photos and videos between dives, and socialises. The lounge has a big screen TV for watching movies or reviewing your images, as well as plenty of fish ID books.

Photographers and videographers love the convenience and functionality of Pindito’s camera room, located aft of the lounge on the main deck. The camera room has plenty of storage space, professional-grade work areas, and both 220V and 110V charging stations. Meals times on Pindito feature international cuisine, prepared by expert chefs. A continental breakfast is served before the first dive, and a sumptuous breakfast buffet is ready for you after the first dive. Lunch and dinner have an Asian flair, featuring meat, fish, and a variety of side dishes. Remember to save room for special sweets and delightful desserts! Pindito’s dive deck offers enough space for all divers and includes fresh water showers for rinsing off after dives as well as water tanks for washing your dive gear and cameras. Pindito’s sun deck, complete with sun roof and sunbeds, is a great place to hang out in between dives. Nitrox is complimentary on Pindito.

This trip is FULL. Please contact us for alternative trip dates or to join the waiting list.

Blue Whales, Hammerheads & Reefs on Pindito, 7-18 November 2022

The cost of the trip is 6,090 USD including 11 nights on the Pindito with a Whale expert and Whale watching/snorkeling, 2-3 dives per day (inc night dive), free Nitrox, tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, snacks, all beverages (excluding wine), and return transfers between local airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.

Harbour fee: 80 USD
National Park fee: 200 USD
Fuel surcharge: 200 USD

Trip prices in GBP and EURO are also available upon request.

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