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Dive Review of Maluku Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Ambon

Maluku Dive Resort: "Maluku Dive Resort", Apr, 2015,

by Lynn Phillips, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 8204.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Everywhere with warm water--multiple times.
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There From a variety of locations in Asia where Garuda, Lion Air, or Batik Air fly from

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Good rinse tanks and camera room. Guides are familiar with elaborate photo equipment and know how to handle it and how to assist photographers above and below water. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Of course, Ambon is famous for its muck diving, some of which is pretty "mucky," but a lot of which is on sandy slopes with little coral outcroppings, and pretty clean. I had been to Ambon before, but on a liveaboard and had only 4 dives there and wanted to go back. This time I spent 10 nights there. This is a place that you can find every weird critter on your list: Wonderpus, Blue Ringed Octopus, Frogfish, Ghostpipefish, Harlequin Shrimp, Tiger Shrimp, Bumblebee Shrimp, lots of weird crabs, cowries, and of course nudibranchs. We saw over 90 different species (and April is not the best month for nudibranchs here). Maluku Dive Resort is only 10 minutes from Ambon airport; and the resort has ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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