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Dive Review of Maluku Divers in

Maluku Divers, Sep, 2010,

by Tracey Bennett, NV, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 5833.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments On the first day of diving I saw a mimic octopus, a pigmy pipehorse, 4 harlequin shrimp, painted frogfish, flamboyant cuttlefish, a thorny seahorse, mantis shrimp, boxfish, a wonderpus, clouded moray, clown snake eel, and a flabellina nudibranch. Great way to start a dive trip.
Most of the diving is in the Bay, and is focused around the critters that live here. Up to 4 dives per day. Boat comes back after each dive except 2 tanks for diving on other side of bay, and 3 tank weather dependent, outside island dives. Samuel, who used to guide in Lembeh, is an excellent spotter, and very familiar with all of the sites. Ambon is now #1 on my list for muck diving, but not a place for people who want pretty reefs and big fish.
Accomodations are clean and have very comfortable beds, aircon, and large covered porches. Meals were hit and miss, however management started coaching the chef and meals improved during our trip. It would be hard to find a place that had better "service with a smile".
Websites Maluku Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Lembah, Halmahera, Bali, Thailand, Philippines, Palau, Yap, Borneo, Fiji, Tahiti, PNG, Bahamas, Honduras, St. Vincent, Belize, Columbia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Up at 500 lbs. or 1 hour. Small groups could be more flexible. Most dives were over an hour
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 3 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Built in designated camera rinse tanks, Huge temp controlled camera room. Bungalow has 2 desk/workstations with many plugs. Guides are used to handling big camera systems.
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