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Dive Review of Dive into Ambon/Maluku Resort and Spa, in
Indonesia/Ambon

Dive into Ambon/Maluku Resort and Spa, : "Dive into Ambon", Oct, 2016,

by Mike , MI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 9152.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Eastern Pacific, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Solomon's, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There Direct from Jakarta, Bali or Makassar

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Only restriction was no solo divers even if you are rated.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 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 No rinse tank on boats but they put one on for the wide angle side.Fresh water soak tanks after coming back. Good camera room. What we find ... 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 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Arrived Saturday morning and we were picked up at the airport. A 25 to 30 minutes of interesting drive from the airport to the resort, the driver could do the Baja. We had not planned on diving till Sunday due to the red eye flight but the young Malayan couple that joined us at the airport went diving that afternoon in pursuit of the psychedelic frog fish which is only found in the Ambon and Bali area. This was the sole reason for their weekend trip (back Sunday night) from Kuala Lumper. They bagged it, beautiful pictures.

Had a quiet morning talking to Kaj and met his partner Barb an Ausi expat. We then unpacked in the cottage, got settled and had a nap. Later we set up the gear in a nice gear room and from there on the guides took care of it, whether you are taking a 10 min van ride to the other side of the island for muck diving in the bay or simply catching a boat right at the resort. Weights are in Kg so remember 1 kg is 2.2 Lbs. A nice camera room is also available. Set up the cameras and they give you a box to put it in and they will take care of it from the resort to the boat. Voltage stabilized power supply is available in the camera room if you are worried about your batterys or chargers.

Did the usual paperwork and discovered the Indonesian navy runs a chamber only 7 kl f ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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