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Dive Review of Maluku Divers in
Indonesia/Ambon

Maluku Divers: "great but chilly critter diving", Oct, 2014,

by Rickie Sterne/Chrisanda Butto, AR, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 7927.

Reporter and Travel

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 Ambon Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
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
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments 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 ... 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 5 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 5 stars
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Comments 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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