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Dive Review of Spice Island Divers in
Indonesia/Ambon

Spice Island Divers: "Muck Diving Heaven", Feb, 2020,

by David E Reubush, VA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 60 reports with 25 Helpful votes). Report 11441.

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Our Cottage View from our Cottage Unknown Octopus Hairy Frogfish

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 4 stars
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Comments After our trip to Misool my wife and I and my dive buddy flew to Ambon and spent 5 days at Spice Island Divers. I had been to Ambon twice before on the start of two liveaboard trips, but had never spent an extended period of time there and was anxious to see if the diving was as good as I remembered from my two brief exposures. My buddy had been there a number of times and was anxious to see how things were with Spice Island Divers which had reopened on the site of what was formerly Maluku Dive Resort that closed a few years ago. We were both very pleased with the resort, the staff, the very good food, and, above all, the diving.

Spice Island Divers is a relatively small resort with 10 cottages which overlook the water and an additional 4 cottages in a garden setting. The cottages are spacious, the beds comfortable, and the air conditioning works great. Internet was available in our cottage, although I had to have the iPad and iPhone near the front before they would connect. The computer had no issue connecting anywhere in the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Bimini, Bonaire, Caymans, Curacao, Fiji, Galapagos, Indonesia (Wakatobi, Raja Ampat, Komodo, Lembeh, Bali, Banda Sea, Ambon), Philippines, Red Sea, Solomon Islands, Southern Bahamas, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Ambon Getting There We were coming from Sorong so we just caught a Wings flight from Sorong to Ambon.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-30 Ft/ 8-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nominal 1 hour bottom time, but we often went over.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Great camera room with lots of space, lighting, and air conditioning. Several camera rinse tanks. The boat crew carried the cameras to the boat, hand ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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