Pindito is more than just the expert in Scuba Diving! She and her crew are also the aspiring expert in leading snorkel tours. Being the unrivaled diving pioneer in Raja Ampat and Komodo National Park has provided Pindito and her crew with an intimate knowledge of healthy shallow reef areas that are perfect sites for snorkelers! Now you can join Pindito as she brings dedicated snorkelers to experience the very best shallow reefs of Raja Ampat and Komodo.
What’s a Snorkel Tour Like?
Traveling on a live-aboard dedicated to snorkeling is a dream-come-true. It is a remarkable way to get to remote and pristine reefs that would be impossible to reach otherwise. Most live-aboards are for divers only and focus largely on deeper reefs. The Pindito crew has a designed a special trip for us that will feature shallow reef systems that highlight the marine diversity of this astonishingly beautiful area.
It’s so special to be on a live-aboard because the underwater scenery and marine life is ever changing!
You unpack once. Then you live in your bathing suit and shorts for 10 days in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There is wonderful camaraderie on board as everyone is sharing the same passion.
The rhythm of the days on a live-aboard snorkel trip is fun and easy. During the long lovely sunny days we are in protected anchorages. After breakfast we’ll have a long snorkel session followed by a casual lunch and rest and then a second long snorkel session. On some days we’ll have a zodiac or land tour as well. In the evening there may be a dusk or night snorkel and then we’ll spend time hanging out under the bright stars as we travel quietly to our next amazing snorkel site.
What Will We See Snorkeling and Such?
We will be traveling through the heart of the famed “Coral Triangle”. Over 1,300 fish species and 500 coral species inhabit this magical area. 75% of all Coral species that exist in the world are located here! Many of the most colorful species can be seen and experienced in 15 feet of depth or less! This is shallow color and sunny-coral splendor!
The astonishing variety of marine life is staggering. The diversity of marine habitats translates to wildly different snorkeling experiences.
We may swim through large schools of fish Fusiliers, surgeons, bannerfish, triggerfish and squadrons of jacks and barracuda. Area highlights include pygmy seahorses, mandarin fish, wobbegongs, turtles, majestic mantas and even dolphins! We will be delighted by huge seafans, sponges, and beautiful coral gardens.
Our day-to-day itinerary will be dependent on wind and sea conditions to ensure we are in the best place at the best time. The rhythm of a typical day will start with watching the sunrise. Early morning coffee and light breakfast is available before we jump in for our first snorkel adventure, a full breakfast will follow. Our vessel will reposition for another afternoon exploration while we lunch. The afternoon will feature another exploration under the sea and perhaps a hike, shell collecting or a village visit. Our 11 days will be full of fantastic snorkeling, village visits and relaxing time on board with other like-minded adventurers.