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Dive Review of Maluku Divers in
Indonesia/Ambon

Maluku Divers: "Muck Diving in Ambon", Nov, 2015,

by Jonathan Persky, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8632.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments While I have been to Ambon before, this was my first stay at Maluku Divers. The resort is a very short car ride from the airport. Meals are served in a large open air room and are plated meals. While the resort has internet, it comes and goes, and is only available in the restaurant and common area. It is not available in your room. For non-divers there isnít much, no pool or spa. Camera room is large and well lit.

Dive equipment is kept behind the common area near the compressor room. All dive equipment, including cameras are carried to the boat by the staff. All divers need to do is suit up and walk the short pier to one of 4 boats. There are two 4-pack boats ad two eight pack boats. One divemaster per 4 diver maximum. Entry is done via back roll.

I dove with Non, who is originally from Lembeh so he has an outstanding eye for the small stuff. All of our diving was done in Ambon Bay but you do have the option to go outside the Bay for an additional fuel surcharge. All Bay divesites are within a 15 minute boat ride.

Morning is a 2 tank dive leaving at 8:30am and getting back around 12:30 Ė 1pm with a 1 hour surface interval. Afternoons are 1 tank dives at 3pm getting back around 5pm. Night dives can be arranged as requested.

Dive sites are primarily muck sites so good buoyancy skills are important. Conditions change but most our dives dives were easy with little to no current.

I would definitely recommend Ambon Divers and will probably visit again in the near future.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Throughout Indonesia, Australia, Fiji, Philippines, Caribbean, Thailand, Maldives, Hawaii, all through the Carribean
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 74-80°F / 23-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Average dive was 75 - 80 minutes but you could definitely go longer if there was something to see.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

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 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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