The Lounge is the place where everybody meets for meals, shares photos and videos between dives, and socializes. The Pindito offers a computer for burning CDs/DVDS so that you can create lasting pictorial and video memories of your dives. Please bring your own blank CDs and DVDs! A satellite phone and Email access is 24h available (an extra fee is charged on board).
Also you can enjoy a variety of music and new video releases here, and feel free to plug in your laptop, camcorder or dSLR to view your images on our big screen TV. The Pindito offers as well a Library to learn about the reefs and fishes you've seen on dives in our Marine Life Library, or curl up with a paperback between dives. Novels are available on a "take one/leave one" basis.
Meals & Drinks
Savor our international cuisine, prepared by expert chefs. The food is influenced by international and above all Indonesian (or Asian) dishes. Breakfast is served in two slots. Continental breakfast before the first dive, sumptuous breakfast buffet after the first dive.
Lunch and dinner with an Asian flair, featuring meat, fish, and a variety of side dishes. And save room for special sweets and delightful desserts! Between meals, our crew will serve you snacks, including cake and cookies. Tea, coffee, juice, soda and cold water are always available.
After your last dive of the day, alcoholic beverages are available (included). Only wine needs to be ordered in advanced and paid separately.
Photographers and videographers will love the convenience and functionality of the Pindito's camera room, located aft of the Lounge on the Main Deck.
We built the Camera Room 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. We also offer overflow space for photographers on the spacious tables in the salon (please clear for meals) and on the lounge deck when more space is needed for image-makers.
In the salon you will also find the large flat panel television and computer center where you can plug into and watch video and stills created during your dives. And be sure to take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of the ship’s onboard photo and video professionals by asking questions should you have them.
Pindito offers special photo charters during which you can cruise with top underwater photographers. Be sure to ask our booking agent about these special photo and video "Focus" weeks. We offer top pros, like Marty Snyderman, who will work with you hands-on to help you perfect your underwater stills.
If making high-definition video underwater is your focus, top European videographer Edi Frommenweiler and American videographer Clay Wiseman offer high definition (Sony HDCam) and even 4K (Red Cam) broadcast-quality professional production seminars aboard Pindito, during which you can create professional quality reels and video productions. Learn about broadcast video production, using tripod stabilization underwater, maintenance and preparation of your video housing, capturing unique marine life behaviors, and editing your video in Final Cut Pro.