Pindito Liveaboard

Pioneering Indonesia liveaboard

Pindito liveaboard

Pindito is one of the original Indo liveaboards, a pioneer of liveaboard diving in the remotest areas.

The owner Edi Frommenwiler and his experienced crew are in a league of their own when it comes to knowledge of Komodo, Raja Ampat and further afield.

Pindito is well equipped for photographers and videographers. The camera room has lots of bench area and storage space plus charging stations for 220v and 110v.

All diving from Pindito is done from the three zodiacs. Each zodiac takes a maximum of 6 divers. All gear is loaded in by the crew. During the diving the dinghy will foloow the group at a safe distance. Divers can choose to dive with their guide or go their own way.


  • Max divers: 16
  • 8 double/twin cabins
  • Small group diving
  • 20 crew
  • Multiligual dive staff
  • Length: 38m
  • Beam: 9m
  • Cruising speed 8 knots, top speed 9 knots.
  • Engines: 1 x 330hp
  • 2 Bauer Mariner compressors.
  • Nitrox available (PADI Nitrox courses also available).
  • 3 tenders with ladders.
  • Safety equipment includes EPIRB, VHF, Sat phone, Emergency O2, life rafts, life vests, first aid kit and the nautilus lifeline system.

Pindito cabins

There are 8 cabins for the 16 guests. Cabins each measures approx 30 sq metres and can be configured as a double or a twin bed set up. For a couple with a child an extra bunk can be added.

Solo travelers who are happy to share can book half a twin cabin without having to pay a single supplement.

All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water.

All cabins are air conditioned with individual controls. All cabins have 24 hour electricity (220v 2 pin round plug).

Cabins are tidied daily and fresh towels are available on request.

The lounge is the communal area where meals are served and the days underwater photo/video efforts are shared. There is a computer available in the lounge and the sat phone enables 24h access to emails (extra charge). There is also a media centre with music and movies plus an extensive marine life book library.

Food is an Asian International fusion freshly prepared with the best ingredients.

All dietary preferences can be catered for with advance notice.

There are two breakfasts (before and after the first dive) plus lunch dinner and in between meal snacks. Tea, coffee, juice, soda and drinking water are always available.

Beers are available after diving has finished for the day, wine can be arranged if pre ordered.

Pindito liveaboard Schedule and Prices

DatesDestinationStart / FinishPrice per diver
27 Mar-7 Apr 2017Raja AmpatSorong to SorongUS$ 4,890
10-21 Apr 2017Banda Sea - Raja AmpatSorong to AmbonUS$ 5,190
24 Apr-5 MayBiodiversity cruiseAmbon to MaumereUS$ 5,190
10-21 Jul 2017KomodoAmbon to KaimanaUS$ 4,890
24 Jul-4 Aug 2017East Flores - AlorMaumere to MaumereUS$ 4,890
7-18 Aug 2017East Flores - AlorMaumere to MaumereUS$ 4,890
21 Aug-1 Sep 2017KomodoMaumere to BaliUS$ 4,890
4-15 Dec 2017Raja AmpatSorong to SorongUS$ 4,890
22 Dec 2017-3 Jan 2018Raja AmpatSorong to SorongUS$ 5,330
15-26 Jan 2018Raja AmpatSorong to SorongUS$ 4,990
9-20 Apr 2018Forgotten IslandsAmbon to TanimbarUS$ 5,290
7-18 May 2018East Flores - AlorMaumere to MaumereUS$ 4,990
21 May-3 Jun 2018KomodoMaumere to BaliUS$ 4,990
9-20 Jul 2018KomodoBali to MaumereUS$ 4,990
23 Jul-3 Aug 2018East Flores - AlorMaumere to MaumereUS$ 4,990
6-17 Aug 2018East Flores - AlorMaumere to MaumereUS$ 4,990
20-31 Aug 2018KomodoMaumere to BaliUS$ 4,990
10-21 Sep 2018KomodoBali to MaumereUS$ 4,990

Standard inclusions:
Transfers from and return the airport to the MV Pindito
Accommodation in a double bed or twin bed cabin with en-suite shower bath, toilet and AC
Full board including all drinks on board (excluding wine)
All diving (no diving on arrival/departure day)
NITROX fillings for whole cruise.
Multilingual guides on board
All offered land excursions


Pindito photos