Photo Guides: Berkley White & Erin Quigley

Join Berkley White and Erin Quigley on a very special trip to Komodo in December aboard Pindito. In our experience, this is the very best time of year to dive Komodo.

Unlike earlier in the year when the water in Horseshoe Bay is cold with poor visibility, we’ve experienced stunning conditions in November and December with warm clear blue water. Our plan is to maximize our time in South Komodo and Horseshoe Bay at sites you don’t usually visit mid-year.

This trip will start in Maumere on Flores Island and head west toward Komodo. Due to the warmer water and clearer conditions we may spend up to 5 days in Horseshoe Bay. From there we’ll head north to Tatawa Besar & Gili Lawa Laut, then on to Banta and Sangeang before ending the trip in Bima.

With its incredible mixture of both wide angle and macro photo opportunities you’ll never be at a loss for something to shoot.

Pindito The MV Pindito is the only liveaboard dive boat in Indonesia with over 25 years of experience! In continuous operation since 1992 under owner Edi Frommenwiler, the MV Pindito’s crew is unmatched for its diving knowledge and experience in Indonesia.

Standard Package Includes:
12 nights aboard the Pindito, twin shared cabin
All meals, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks (except wine)
Harbor fees

$5,999 per person

Additional costs:
International airfare to Indonesia
Domestic airfare to Maumere and from Bima
Accommodations and activities before and after the cruise
Airport – Hotel transfers
National Park Fee
Trip Insurance
Crew tip

Travel info:
Dec 6 (or earlier): Arrive in Indonesia
Dec 7: Fly to Maumere and board Pindito
Dec 19: Disembark Pindito in Bima
Contact us for more travel details. We can assist in booking all flights, tours, transfers, and accommodations before and after the cruise.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) or equivalent evacuation insurance is MANDATORY on all trips. Comprehensive Cancellation, Accident, Medical and Baggage insurance such as Dive Assure, CSA Travel Protection, or Travel Guard is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Berkley WhiteBerkley White is the owner and founder of Backscatter Underwater Video & Photo. Berkley is one of the leading underwater imaging professionals, who’s passion for underwater imaging is equaled by his passion for educating others. His images and articles are regularly seen in national and international scuba diving publications, and he leads several educational underwater imaging expeditions each year, such as The Digital Shootout. To view his online portfolio, please visit berkleywhite.com.

Erin QuigleyErin Quigley is a Adobe ACE certified digital imaging consultant specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is an award-winning underwater photographer and video editor, and creator of GoAskErin.com, which provides one-on-one instruction, custom video tutorials, and Photoshop and Lightroom resources specifically developed for underwater shooters.