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Muck diving in one of the most fertile islands in Indonesia

Muck diving often takes place on what at first glance is a deserted, often volcanic, sandy bottom. It may sound uninspiring at first, but once you give it a chance, it will be a surprising and delightful experience. On muck dives, you will be rewarded with discovering the unusual, strange, and rare species such … Read More

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Traditional lifestyle of Ambon – Maluku Indonesia

Ambon (meaning ‘beautiful’ or ‘pretty’) is a province in Maluku that is a part of the Indonesian archipelago. The main island of Maluku is Buru, Ambelau, Boano, Ambon, Saparua, Seram, Gorong group, Watubela group, Banda group, Kai group, Aru group, Tanimbar group, Babar group and other small groups spread out within the island. These groups … Read More

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Interesting facts about Maluku Island

The History 

The Moluccan Islands, an Indonesian archipelago, are also known as the Moluccas or Maluku Island. These islands are part of the Australian plate and lie to the east of Celebes (Sulawesi), west of New Guinea and south of Timor. The Europeans and Chinese refer to them as the ‘Spice Islands’. The name ‘Maluku’ … Read More

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Interesting Muck Diving – Ambon Scorpionfish Facts

Seeking to find a unique fish? Then you’ll definitely want to consider looking for the Ambon scorpionfish; also known as stingfish, firefish, rockfish, goblin fish, or hairy scorpionfish. This fish is the chameleon of the sea and its color changes depending on the surroundings, ranging from brown and yellow to green and red. The Ambon … Read More

What is Muck diving? – Ambon Muck Diving

Muck diving. To anyone not familiar with diving, this term sounds pretty uninviting. It sounds as if a diver is expected to swim around in muddy, zero visibility water. However, this is not the case. Muck diving gets it name from the sediment—often volcanic and sandy—found at the bottom of the dive site. Aside from … Read More

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Facts about Ambon Indonesia

Through the years, Indonesia has emerged as one of the top diving destinations in the world. Millions of visitors troop here every year, with a good number returning, not having had enough of the allure and enchantment of this unique destination. One of the most impressive attractions in Indonesia? Ambon Bay. Ambon Indonesia has … Read More

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Ambon Indonesia – Muck Diving Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish The Most Colorful and Beautiful Fish in the Sea

Ambon Indonesia, in Maluku has been named by many as one of the most beautiful diving destinations on the planet. Part of the legendary Spice Islands, many divers have travelled from far and wide to just to immerse themselves in the warm tropical waters … Read More

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Ambon Diving – Facts about Frogfish

Ambon Diving Frogfish

If you are a diving fan, it is highly likely that you have come across some information about the majestic frogfish. Any text on marine life photography worth its salt will definitely feature the amazing pictures of this resplendent fish which is found throughout tropical and subtropical waters. Of course, every diver … Read More

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Dive in Ambon – About SS Aquila aka SS Duke of Sparta Wreck

Are you a diving enthusiast looking for more fun out of the usual diving spots? Of course, you must have tried some of the diving destinations in East Indonesia but if you haven’t tried wreck diving in Ambon Bay, you are missing out on great fun. SS Aquila wreck (originally SS Duke of Sparta) has … Read More

Dive Site in Ambon

Dive sites in Ambon

Dive sites in Ambon still remain one of the top diving destinations in East Indonesia. It offers the best of both worlds with opportunities for muck diving down to the bottom of the sea where you will find an amazing array of creatures, coral skeletons and much more. Of course, this diving spot is also … Read More

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