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Subculture Travel

Portland,  OR 
United States
http://www.subculturetravel.com


Represents Indonesian operators Pindito, Samambaia, alamBatu


Subculture is the exclusive North American representative for three of Indonesia's most experienced adventure travel operators: Pindito, Samambaia and alamBatu to the wholesale, group and individual client.


Who We Are

Subculture's Kerri Bingham is an expert in Indonesian dive travel having lived and worked there for over a decade.  In addition to organizing group and individual travel since 2010, Kerri is an accomplished underwater photographer and understands the unique needs of those looking to capture images of Indonesia's amazing underwater seascapes and critters.  We work closely with the owners of the companies we represent to create unique and exciting itineraries as well as to insure the highest levels of customer service and safety for our guests.  

Let us help you design your ultimate Indonesian dive or snorkel adventure! 

As the exclusive US representatives we are excited to work with travel agents as well as individual travelers and groups.  Check out our show specials or contact us for more information.

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Passcode: 870915

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 Show Specials

  • (Nov 14, 2020)

    7 Night Non-limit Dive Package

    $1,765 (pp, dbl. occ.) with $374 Single occupancy supplement fir Seaview Bungalow

    $1,887 (pp, dbl. occ.) with $466 Single occupancy supplement for Villa Ayam

    - Includes full board, up to 3 boat dives per day, nitrox, non-limit house reef dives, airport-resort transfers  

    7 Night Dive, Spa & Tour Package

    $1,795 (pp, dbl. occ.) with $374 Single occupancy supplement fir Seaview Bungalow

    $1,917 (pp, dbl. occ.) with $466 Single occupancy supplement for Villa Ayam

    - Includes full board, 2 boat dives per day, nitrox, 2 hours of spa/massge per day, half and full-day land excursions, airport-resort transfers 

    Extended Stay Package

    $1,100 for 7 nights (single or dbl occ)

    - Inlcludes half-board (breakfast and dinner), 5 boat dives, 1 hour traditional massage, free wifi and airport-hotel transfers.  Minimum 2 weeks stay required

  • (Nov 14, 2020)

    10% Off

    Valid on all cruises in May, July and August 2021/2022

    5% Off

    All other cruises booked before December 31, 2020

  • (Nov 14, 2020)

    5% Off All New Bookings

    Discount valid on new bookings made before December 31, 2020

    Extended Stay Packages

    Rates beginning Jan 2021 are 21 nights for $6,930 PP Dbl Occ. ($9,240 PP Sngl Occ) includes 3-4 dives per day with nitrox, all meals and snacks, coffee, water, tea, soft drinks, beer, spirits, and airport-harbor transfers.  Free cellular based wifi when available


 Products

  • Pindito
    Pindito is Indonesia's most experienced liveaboard dive yacht and has pioneered diving throughout the archipelago specializing in unique itineraries and experiences...

  • The Pindito Liveaboard | Indonesia

    Pindito, in addition to being Indonesia's most experienced liveaboard adventure travel yacht, is a pioneer of exploration and development of dive and snorkel destinations throughout the archipelago and specializes in unique itineraries and experiences.


    Download a PDF of our Brochure or our Show Specials!


    The Vessel

    The Pindito is 124 ft. long and 29 ft. wide and is built in the style of the Phinisi, the traditional Indonesian sailing vessel.  The Pindito entered operation in 1992 and is the longest continuously operating liveaboard in Indonesia.  Since then, it has seen multiple refits and refreshes including an extensive refit of the upper decks, seating areas and salon during the summer and fall of 2020.  Edi Frommenwiler, the owner, was the first operator to bring a liveabaord to Raja Ampat and is responsible for discovering many of the most popular dive sites.  The Pindito remains at the forefront of exploration and innovation, leading unique itineraries such as those focusing on whale and cetacean encounters as well as exploratory trips to the most remote islands of the archipelago.

    Staterooms

    The vessel has 8 cabins for total of 16 guests.  Each cabin has indivudally controlled air conditioning and en-suite.  Ample storage can be foudn throughout the cabins which are named after Indonesian islands and decorated in tradtional batik style.

    Salon and Upper Deck Seating

    In 2020 the size of the salon was increased by 30%, allowing for more spacious dining areas as well as larger redesigned lounging areas.  The upper deck received additional outdoor seating.  Guests are treated to a curated selection of both Indonesian and western cuisine which is served in the salon.  Beer and spirits are included at no extra charge.

    Dive Deck and Camera Room

    The Pindito's dive deck is at the bow of the vessel and provides dedicated westuit storage and lareg individual baskets for guests' belongings.  The area has a stowable awning to provide shade or rain shelter.  The three tender boats are accessed via stairways on each side of the boat and the crew will prepare and load all your equipment before the dive.  A dedicated camera room on the same deck provides 100V and 200V stabilized charging with large worspaces and storage.  Large rinse tanks are available for both cameras and a separate tank for wetsuits.

    Itineraries

    Operating throughout the year, the Pindito's itinerary is designed to have the vessel's location coincide witht he best tiem of year to dive a specific region.  Among the destinations are Bali, Komodo, Alor, the Forgotten Islands, the Banda Sea, Ambon, Raja Ampat and Triton Bay.  Special itineraries are also offered each season.

    Pindito Promotional Video

  • Samambaia
    Samambaia is a liveaboard built in the style of a traditional Indonesian wooden sailing vessel, designed to offer her guests access to the Indonesian archipelago's best dive destiantions with absolute comfort, safety, and autonomy....

  • The Samambaia Liveaboard | Indonesia

    Samambaia was purpose built to bring her guests to the most exotic and remote dive destinations in luxury, blending Italian cuisine and comfort with traditional Indonesian art and shipbuilding.   


    Download a PDF of our Brochure or our Show Specials!


    The Vessel

    Built in 2015, the Samambaia is a magnificent, traditional Phinisi vessel sailing only the world’s top-rated dive sites in Indonesia. Fitted with all the features of a modern diving boat, it was designed and built to offer its guests absolute comfort, safety, and autonomy regardless the remoteness of the dive destination.

    Staterooms

    The Samambaia accommodates 14 guests in six 140 sq ft below deck Deluxe cabins and a 160 sq ft Master cabin on the main deck. All cabins offer ample room for storage without compromising on extra space for relaxing, and are equipped with individual air-conditioning and private, en suite bathrooms. The Master cabin, located on the aft deck, offers a breathtaking 180° view with its large, privacy-coated windows.

    Salon and Upper Deck Seating

    A large open plan salon on the main deck offers unobstructed views and a combination of an indoor dining room and lounge area.  An outdoor dining area is also available when weather permits.  Samambaia’s culinary experience is one of the best of any liveaboard operating in Indonesia. With daily prepared fresh breads and pastries, carefully chosen, sustainably-sourced fish and seafood, and a selection of fine wines, the kitchen spoils with an international cuisine, while focusing on fresh, local ingredients.  Large outdoor seating areas ont he main and upper deck allow for every guest to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Indonesian islands.

    Dive Deck and Camera Room

    The dive deck has dedicated wetusit storage as well as large individual gear storage for all gests.  The tender boats are accessed via a stairway on the port side of the vessel.  An enclosed camera room directly off the dive deck allows for quick and easy battery or lens changes between dives.

    Itineraries

    Samambaia's itineraries are curated to insure the vessel is visiting a destination at the region's optimum time.  The vessel cruise the archipelago throughout the year visiting the world class areas of Bali, Komodo, Alor, Raja Ampat, the Banda Sea, the Forgotten Islands, Triton Bay and more.

    Samambaia Promotional Video

  • alamBatu
    ​alamBatu Beach Bungalow Resort, located in north-eastern Bali, has everything to get divers' hearts beating a little faster – a dream destination for novice divers and professional photographers alike...

  • alamBatu Beach Bungalow Resort | Bali, Indonesia

    The alamBatu Beach Bungalow Resort is a beautiful, comfortable dive resort located on the northeast coast of Bali in Indonesia, where Bali is still considered its most original. Nestled at the foot of the mother mountain ‘Gunung Agung’, the 4 acre resort fits perfectly into the terrace-shaped landscape with big lava cliffs extending into the sea.


    Download a PDF of our Brochure or our Show Specials!


    Bungalows

    alamBatu’s Balinese style bungalows built from local materials are situated perfectly into the landscape and arranged to ensure maximum privacy. Each bungalow has a generous-sized terrace with a view of the sea and comfortable outdoor bed, plus partially- covered bathrooms with outdoor showers. All 11 double bungalows are air conditioned and we also have a single bungalow, the “Sendiri”, that is equipped with A/C.

    Villa Ayam 1 & 2

    Air-conditioned Villas Ayam 1 & 2 are ideal for families or guests who are looking for extra privacy. Located at the upper part of the resort with a private swimming pool and garden, Villa Ayam 1 can accommodate up to four people, while Villa Ayam 2 has room for two. They can be rented individually or together.

    Villa Anton

    Villa Anton is a single villa located near the dive center and is a great option for those who plan to spend most of their time diving. The more affordable villa accommodates two and has air-conditioning, but does not have a sea view.

    Dive Center and Camera Room

    The spacious dive center is steps from the ocean and features plenty of room to hang and store equipment.  As a PADI 5 star dive center alamBatu is able to offer courses from Open Water to Divemaster.  Two camera rooms near the dive center give everyone space to work and store their underwater camera systems.  Rental Seacam units are also available.

    House Reef Diving

    The alamBatu house reef, situated directly off the resort, is a wonderful and mostly untouched half mile reef. Its diverse coral shelters a fantastic underwater world of sea life and is an outstanding place for underwater macro photographers. Our dive guides are great at spotting macro critters such as pygmy seahorses and other small species.  Snorkeling is also available and is a good alternative to scuba diving.

    Dining

    alamBatu’s charming restaurant is open daily from 7:30 am – 11 pm. Located near the shore with fantastic views of the sea, it offers a variety of options from Balinese sweets to Indonesian dishes to Thai and European meals. BBQ’s and buffets are also offered regularly.

    Spa

    The immersion into water is a cleansing ritual in most religions. Built below the temple that guards the land with its gods, alamBatu’s massage house offers massages, body-scrubs and spas using natural ingredients like papaya, sea salt, coconut, honey, milk and nuts.

    alamBatu Promotional Video


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