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Dive Review of Dive into Ambon/Maluku Resort & Spa/Maluku Resort & Spa in
Indonesia/Ambon

Dive into Ambon/Maluku Resort & Spa/Maluku Resort & Spa : "Critters & Corals. Good despite earthquake.", Dec, 2019,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 18 Helpful votes). Report 11372 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 4 stars
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Comments 7 full diving days, 3 dives per day, didn’t do any night dives.
Spent 1 day diving coral reefs on the eastern side of Ambon, apparently this area can only be dived in Oct-Dec due to strong currents at other times of the year. Hukurila Cave a highlight on this side – many tropicals, leaf scorpion fish, good hard & soft corals & some macro life (nembrothas, etc). “Seamound” site on the coral reef side not quite as pretty, but a healthy expanse of hard corals over a shallow flat area, fish life quite prolific at times.
Other guests at the resort recommended “The Arch” on coral reef side, couldn’t do this due to strength of current – looked undiveable.
“Jeff’s Jungle” was also a highlight coral dive – just inside ea ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Rajah Ampat, Lembeh, Manado, Ambon) Cocos Islands, Mexico (Cozumel & Soccorros) Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan, Philippines, Hawaii (Kona, Maui)
Closest Airport Pattimura Airport = 40 minute drive to resort. Getting There Flew Melbourne > Bali > Makassar > Ambon. Have had a few cancellations / last minute reschedules from Indonesian airlines, including cancellation of outward leg Ambon > Makassar on this trip, with less than 48 hour's notice (by Lionair).

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 26-28°C / 79-82°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 12-18 M / 39-59 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits, 1 hour max (sometimes exceeded by up to 10 minutes)
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank would have been good on larger boat. Subject matter very good. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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