Maluku Divers Ambon

Maluku Divers Ambon

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Maluku Divers Ambon

(Far East - Indonesia )

from: £2850 inc. flights*

*7 night accom Full board and 6 day dive package (18 dives)

  • Small intimate dive resort
  • Macro and muck diving mecca
  • Dedicated photography facilities
  • "Critters without crowds"
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Maluku Divers Ambon has been built in the heart of Indonesia's macro mecca. Lembeh may be the more famous of the muck diving locations in Indonesia, but Ambon is fast gaining a reputation for being the macro location for those in the know, especially if you love underwater photography. The resort has been built entirely around the diving opportunities and brings a sliver of tranquil luxury to this far flung corner of the globe.

There are currently 10 bungalows at Maluku divers Ambon, making this the ideal secluded getaway, nestled amid a mango tree plantation. In spite of the resort's remote location, everything you could need can be found here! Double or twin bungalows are available and all have both air con and ceiling fans. Each bungalow has a large living area. The high ceiling and modern decor add to the airy feel. The en suite bathooms are spacious, stocked with complimentary toiletries and have hot water showers. Each bungalow has a large wooden terrace and glorious views over Ambon Bay.

Maluku Divers resort has an undeniable tranquil atmosphere. The restaurant prides itself on the fresh dishes that are served up each day. Local, freshly caught fish is a staple, alongside tasty meat, vegetable and sides. Breakfast is typically a choice of pancakes, eggs, toast or why not try an Indonesian breakfast. Lunch and dinner are 3 courses and all meals are included in your package. Once a week there is a BBQ. The bar serves up drinks on the open air patio - soak up the stars over your favourite tipple! The dive centre is the other focal point of the resort. Here you will find some of the best facilities for underwater photographers. The dedicated camera room is massive and the layout of the dive centre itself has been designed with photographers in mind. Above and below the water, Maluku Divers Ambon is an undeniably special place, created for divers by divers.

Join one of our escorted photography trips to Maluku Divers

  • Martin Edges Macro Masterclass
  • Ambon Critters Close Up with Duxy
  • Resort Facts

    • Rooms: 10
    • Fridge: No
    • Room safe: No
    • A/C: Yes
    • Pools: No
    • Restaurants: 1

    Dive Centre Facts

    • Dive Centre: On site
    • Dive Courses: On request
    • House Reef: Yes
    • Boat Diving: Yes
    • Shore Diving: Yes
    • Nitrox: Yes
    • Tech Friendly: No

    General Facts

    • Season: All year
    • Air Temp: 22-38
    • Water Temp: 25-30
    • Visibility: 15-25m
    • Airport: 5km

    Ambon is best know the for world class much diving and huge array of critters. Long shallow dives on sites that are close to the resort make this the choice for underwater photographers in the know. Regular subject include rhinopias, frogfish, mandarin fish, ghost piepfish, blue ringed and hairy octopus to name just a few. This is critter diving without crowds in Ambon's purpose dive resorts

    • 3 boat dives/day as standard
    • First class underwater photography facilities
    • macro photohraph mecca
    • Reef and wreck diving too!
    • 3 purpose built dive boats

    Over 30 sites have been identified in Ambon Bay itself and this is where the bio diversity is concentrated. Rare and unique critters await on your doorstep. Frogfish of ever variety are found here - so much so that a new species has been identified as recently as 2008. Rhinopes, shrimps, nudis - the macro life is endless. This is muck diving mecca. There are wide angle opportunities too however. Pula Tiga is a small island chain where fish school. The south coast of Ambon has the spectacular Hukurila cave, smothered in gorgonian sea fans. And then there is a massive Duke of Sparta wreck, lying in the Bay, to explore.

    A typical dive day starts with 2 boat dives in the morning. Most sites are around 20mins from the dive centre but the further away sites are well worth making the longer journey for. (usually once a week. The boat returns to the resort for lunch and then the third dive is in the afternoon. Night diving can be arranged on request and we heartily recommend you give the house reef a try for a shore night dive.

    We have a number of escorted photography trips to Maluku Divers
  • Martin Edges Macro Masterclass
  • Ambon Critters Close Up with Duxy

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    Diving Rates & Prices

    If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Maluku Divers Ambon.

    Daily Diving

    • 1 days diving from: Price on request
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    Scuba Diving Courses

    • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
    • PADI open water course from: Price on request
    • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
    • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
    • Other courses available on request

    Dive Equipment

    • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

    These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.


    January 2013

    We had a wonderful stay at Maluku Divers and would be happy for you to share our trip report with others. We debated whether to include a few days at Maluku Divers in our Indonesia plans — we weren’t sure whether our whole family would enjoy muck diving, nor whether the cost (since there are the four of us) would be worthwhile. Our doubts dissipated quickly, and we greatly enjoyed our 4-day stay. No regrets! The resort and bungalows are lovely, the staff competent and attentive, and our 11 dives, all just a few minutes from the resort by boat, were excellent. Only our 15-year-old is a serious photographer, and he had the time of his life finding critters and talking photo stuff with Marcel. But the rest of us had a great time too. We appreciate being away from the crowds, and this is it — the frontier. Go now before the rest of the world catches on. Jennifer

    January 2013

    I just wanted to thank you, Marcel, & the staff at Maluku Divers for an excellent couple of weeks. As is the case with most trips, I had numerous minor issues with the equipment I brought along: an electrical short, broken octopus, leaky O-rings, multiple broken fin straps, etc. Fortunately, all problems were handled promptly & intelligently, so I was able to get all of my dives in. I’d also like to add that the staff was extremely hard working during my stay. Aside from the huge spider living in my bathroom—which I didn’t dare disturb—the room was kept fresh & clean at all times. Most importantly, great care was taken with all diving gear (i.e. expensive cameras) both on and off the boats. Anyway, I hope I can make Ambon diving a yearly event. David

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    From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.

    These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.

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