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Dive Review of Maluku Dive Resort in

April, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Lynn Phillips, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
"Maluku Dive Resort"
Report Number 8204
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Everywhere with warm water--multiple times.
Closest Airport
Getting There
From a variety of locations in
Asia where Garuda, Lion Air,
or Batik Air fly from

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
calm, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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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. ...
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Value for $$
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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
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