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Dive Review of Maluku Divers & Resort in
Indonesia/Ambon

Maluku Divers & Resort, Nov, 2009,

by David Funderburk, CO, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5291.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Turks & Cacos, St Lucia, Keys, Galapagos, Palau, California, Puget Sound
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Had a large room with charging stations. Bring your Macro lens, the creatures are incredible. This basin is millions of years old and they have had lots of time to adapt and evolve. The dive masters have wonderful eyes and are able to point out stuff I would never have been able to pick out.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a new resort and is a work in progress. We were only the 3rd group scheduled there. The relatively low ratings I gave them will improve with time. They do need to improve their food though. Bring a sack of snacks to nibble on between meals. We stopped there for 3 days after the trip of a lifetime on the liveaboard, Archipelligo II. This is all about muck diving. We saw incredible critters, including tons of nudibranchs, lion fish, frog fish, sea horses(including pigmy seahorses), scorpion fish, zebra craps, mandrian fish, ornate ghost pipefish, anemone fish, and others I can't remember. The rooms were spacious and the showers hot. At this time they had only one main generator so the were times without electricity. This will be improved in the future. All of the dives were relatively shallow so there was no need for nitrox.
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