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Dive Review of Maluku Divers in

October, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto, AR, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports, with 7 Helpful votes)
"great but chilly critter diving"
Report Number 7927
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Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas,BayIslands,Belize,Bonaire,Caymans,Cozumel,Turks&Caicos,Sea of
Cortez,GBR,Fiji,Truk,Yap,Palau,other areas of Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox MOD.  We stayed with our dive guide so we could see all those
beautiful critters he was spotting  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
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     Maluku Divers features an air-conditioned camera room with enough work
stations for every guest in the resort to bring a camera.  There are plenty
of electrical outlets, but North American divers would do well to brin
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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5 stars   
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     Maluku Divers advertises "Critters without the crowds." 
Their claim is accurate, and their critters are legion.  We were welcomed
to the small, quiet Maluku operation by Emily and Joe, the resort's British
hosts.  A tasty club sandwich and fries made filling out the usual
paperwork less onerous.  While we were scribbling and munching, we were
surprised and delighted to be accosted by Ali, the gentleman who introduced
us to the pleasures of muck diving seven years ago in Lembeh.  Ali helped
the late Larry Smith invent muck diving, and he must surely be one of the
top muck diving guides in Indonesia.  We were over the moon when we learned
that Ali would be our guide for the week.
     Maluku Divers assigns only four divers per guide, and we were as
fortunate in our fellow divers as in our guide.  We were paired with an
amiable Dutch couple who were both expert and considerate divers.  Our gear
was picked up from our bungalows and taken to the dive dressing area or the
boat.  When we waded out to our large covered boat after breakfast, we
found our gear set up on the tanks wi ...
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