A Little Scuba Dream

Somewhere along the way, out of our love for travel and beauty in this world, we chanced upon a favorite family jaunt. Scuba diving in Indonesia. Though we've seen many corners of this beautiful country, seeing her underwater realm stirs a special feeling of peaceful adoration.

For years, Josephine crafted the family scuba diving vacations. She would add land trips to see the local people, flora & fauna. She'd also make breads, juices, and cook her special dishes as a guest herself. She made our scuba trips in Indonesia truly memorable, relaxing, and pleasant.

It seemed only natural that Jo & Ken would one day operate their own scuba liveaboard.

Josephine Wiedenhoeft

Josephine Wiedenhoeft

Jo is one of the Putiraja's on-board dive instructors. Her love for cooking and her hospitable disposition always shines through. She will make sure you're well fed, comfortable, and enjoy your stay with Putiraja.

Underwater, you will always find her with her camera. If you're an underwater photographer on board, be sure to show her your Raja Ampat pictures.

Kenneth Wiedenhoeft

Ken Wiedenhoeft

Ken is one of Putiraja's on-board dive instructors. With a huge curiosity for the world, Ken has lived in many countries. In 1976, an engineering job took him off the coast of Sorong, where he worked for almost 30 years. He spent some of his spare time diving around Sorong with his colleagues, never dreaming that he would end up so close running his own liveaboard.

A true engineer who keeps Putiraja's engine runs smoothly. He loves to tinker and will be the first to help you fix anything broken. He is often seen with his video camera gear underwater.

Stephen Whiteley PADI Diving Instructor

Stephen Whiteley

Stephen's early training as a marine biologist naturally took him to the world of diving. He became a dive instructor in Northern California twenty years ago. We are thrilled to have him on our team as a scuba instructor. As a veteran diver, he has many great stories to share.

Dody Wiedenhoeft Putiraja Staff

Dody Wiedenhoeft

The son of Jo & Ken whose big smile may greet you upon your arrival. He is always happy to be your host.

Rina Wiedenhoeft Putiraja Staff

Rina Wiedenhoeft

The daughter of Jo & Ken who loves to mingle with everyone. When on board, she is Jo's sidekick hostess.

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