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Dive Review of Maluku Divers in
Indonesia/Ambon

Maluku Divers: "Best Muck diving in the world", Nov, 2017,

by Dan Benson, WA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 9976 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Much has been written about the muck diving at the Lembeh straits. However, in my opinion the muck diving at Ambon is even better!
The dive guides at Maluku diving are outstanding at finding the small stuff, and will impress you with their ability to find the crazy stuff with ease.
It's hard to list the large number of very rare things we saw in such a short time. Three different colors of rhinopias: yellow, purple and orange. A psychedelic frog fish. More leaf scorpion fish than you can imagine, flamboyant cuttlefish and so much more.
While Indonesians have decimated their marine heritage by over fishing, they haven't gotten to this gem yet.
The ocean front bungalows are nice. The garden rooms are lacking. Spring for the ocean front ones. Food is good. The dive shop is very good, and the camera room is outstanding.
The landscaping doesn't live up to its potential. The grounds are basic. You have to walk over a stretch of dirt to get from the dive jetty to the dive shop. And there is bare dirt in some area of the dive equipment area. A load of gravel would help immensely.
Oh, and the mosquitoes. Yes. There are mosquitoes. But the resort works hard to keep them under control. You get bug juice with every room. Be smart and use it.
Diving is from small boats. The ride to the dive sites are short and easy.
I heartily recommend this operation.
Websites Maluku Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (6 times), Philippines, Red Sea, Hawaii, West Coast U.S., Bahamas, Cuba, Caymans, Bonaire, Curacao, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Maldives, Yap, Palau
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There Some flights go through Jakarta, the worst big airport in the world.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas no currents
Water Temp 86-86°F / 30-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Great camera room. No rinse tank on boat but cameras are placed in a neat bag for transportation to/from the dive site.
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