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Dive Review of other/Dive into Ambon in

other/Dive into Ambon: "Ambon diving", Jan, 2019,

by Anne Warburton, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10849 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments There are two dive areas from the resort. One is "clear water" which has reef diving and wall diving where we saw the only large fish, two hammerheads way off in the distance. The other area in the other direction is muck diving over sand and large rocks which had more critters than the clear area. One boat would take a group of 8-10 in one direction while another boat took another group in the other direction. The boats changed divers every other day. Most dive sites were about 35-45 minutes from the resort so that we stayed on the boats all day from about 8:30 until 4:30. For the muck diving we took a van to the other side of the peninsula about 10-15 minutes away where we then caught the boat. We had cold lunches on the boat with hot soup every day. Lunch normally had fruit, cold mashed potatoes or French fries or rice, some sort of cold meat and some kind of raw vegetables. The DMs were very good in trying to find the smallest possible critters as they turned over rock after rockas well as those we could see with the naked eye. They handled all our equipment when we left the boat and either rinsed our gear in small tanks or hosed them off and hung them to dry. The restaurant sitting at water's edge served breakfast at 7am - cereal, toast, omelets and Indonesian food. Dinner was served at 7pm. There was no liquor at the resort. Said to be too expensive to buy a drink. Beer and wine were available. Rooms were quite nice. TVs in the rooms but do not know if one could get any English speaking channels. Electrical power available for recharging phones, etc. Very small dive shop. Large pool near the restaurant which I understand was open to the public. I spoke with two young women who came every weekend for the pool.
Websites Dive into Ambon

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Indonesia, Caribbean, Mexico, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines,
Closest Airport Jakarta Getting There La to Singapore to Jakarta to Ambon

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 86-°F / 30-°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Basically a one hour or more dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera room set up was good with separate stations and lights at each station. Small water tanks set up outside the room but did not have water in them in the mornings to check for camera leaks. Cats were allowed in the camera room as food bowls were left in there. I found cat hairs on the lens of my camera one day.
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