Once you've enjoyed a pre-dive continental breakfast you can meet our dive guides on the dive deck. Here you will be given a detailed briefing and shown a graphical representation of the dive site. After the briefing the crew will transfer your gear to the 3 Zodiacs. We load a maximum compliment of 6 divers on each Zodiac (small group diving protects the reef!). There is no need for you to haul your own heavy gear; just climb into the Zodiac and your gear will be waiting for you there. Further, once you explain the particulars of your camera system to your guides - they will make sure that it is delivered to your Zodiac with care and consideration.
After a comfortable, short ride, you'll be ready to dive incredibly biodiverse reefs. If you have back issues, the crew is happy to help you on and off with your tank while you are in the water. For your safety and peace of mind, our well-trained Zodiac drivers will accompany you from a safe and prudent distance during your entire dive. While underwater you can join the guide for a special tour or just do your own thing. The primary focus of our Pindito diving instructors and dive guides is to look after your safety and comfort, they'll keep always an eye out for your safety.
After the dive, refreshments will be waiting for you aboard Pindito. Kick back and chat about your diving experiences and sip a cool beverage while screening video and sharing photos of your dive.
Typically, we schedule four dives a day depending on weather conditions (More dives per day are available when Pindito is anchored or moored safely over a calm reef. Inquire with your divemaster about when you can expect additional dive availability):
Early morning (around 7:30 AM)
Afternoon (around 2:30 PM)
After dinner – an exciting dusk or nighttime dive
Pindito’s crew is all about safety and service, and with seventeen crewmembers aboard to serve you, you can look forward to diving with the greatest of ease.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, we always carry a first-aid kit, diver’s oxygen, satellite telephone, VHF Radio, two life rafts, E.P.I.R.B. automatic signaling devices, and other important safety equipment. For safety reasons, we permit no dives on the arrival and departure days, and we serve alcoholic beverages only after your diving day is finished.
Since 2011 the Pindito is in possession of the new Nautilus Lifeline System (emergency and rescue system for diver). This is a ultra compact VHF marine voice radio with GPS that can be operated at the waters surface. The Nautilus Lifeline is also a full featured marine VHF radio with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and GPS that is ready to be used as soon as it is charged via it's USB port. More informations you find here: Nautilus Lifeline System
Nitrox & Nitroxcourses
For our Nitrox Specialty certified guests, we offer Nitrox (32% oxygen) fills. There is a Nitrox analyzer aboard provided for your use. We require that you keep up with the Nitrox Log Board and analyze and document all of your Nitrox fills before the dives.
We also offer a P.A.D.I. Nitrox Specialty Course. The course will allow you to use Nitrox during the cruise, and you will be provided with a certification card to document your successful completion of the course. Remember—choosing to use and training for Nitrox is the diver’s personal decision. Should you choose to do so, you are responsible for planning dives that take into consideration the maximum operating depth (MOD) of the gas mixture as well as oxygen toxicity issues. So, plan carefully and you will reap the benefits of Nitrox diving.
We're equipped to provide rental BCDs, regulators, dive lights, and dive computers for four divers and as well 2 dive computers and 2 15l tanks. Guests need to bring mask, snorkel, fins and dive suites by themselves.
As there is only limited rental equipment available, we recommed to make a reservation in advance!
For a list of prices associated with rental dive gear click here.
New: dive on board the Pindito with a rebreather! If you haven't the special course for rebreather diving, you can do this course during your Pindito trip. The Pindito offers 4 Poseidon Discovery MK VI sets, which can be rented.
Prices and details about diving with Rebreather you find here!
What is a Rebreather?
It’s a fullyclosed, fullyautomated unit that will make you see diving in a different light. The system comprises a breathing loop (mouthpiece, hoses, counter lungs and backpack) with associated electronics module, and two independent gas cylinders. One contains 100% compressed oxygen which is added to the breathing loop as the diver consumes it. The second cylinder typically contains compressed air “diluent” to compensate for compression in the breathing loop as the diver goes deeper.
Poseidon’s MK VI has 5 big advantages over traditional open circuit equipment: 3 hours typical dive time, Safer and easier to use, Lighter and smaller, No decompressions stops and Silent operation makes you part of the environment; not just a visitor.