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Dive into Ambon: First rate dive location in Maluku Indonesia

The island of Ambon is part of the Maluku province located in the Eastern part of Indonesia. It may not be on everyone’s travel schedule, however, that is one of the reasons why it makes the untouched island so majestic. For diver’s pursuing their passion in discovering what lurks in the world’s oceans, to dive into Ambon is commonly the first choice. With the luxury of the remoteness, diver’s get the full package of having the dive sites all to themselves and absorb Ambon’s amazing history and culture.

For diver’s pursuing their passion in discovering what lurks in the world’s oceans, to dive into Ambon is commonly the first choice. With the luxury of the remoteness, diver’s get the full package of having the dive sites all to themselves and absorb Ambon’s amazing history and culture.

Maluiku Indonesia View at The beach

If you are thinking to dive into Ambon, we recommend to focus on what Ambon’s waters are best for:

Reef and cave diving- Most reef diving expeditions happens on the south coast of Ambon. The south coast offers a variety of spot-on dive sites where you will discover fringing reefs and masses of soft and hard corals boasting its many vivid colors.

One of the more memorable diving experience’s when you dive in Ambon’s south cost is the Hukurila It is a popular dive site under two rock arches that can be seen from the surface, leading to a swim-through covered in sponges and coral. Descending into the cave, be mesmerized by a school of dogtooth tuna emerging from the depths and disappear into the blue.

Just a little further away on the western coast, lies a minuscule cluster of three islands named ‘Pulau tiga’ (meaning the three islands). Diving in Pulau Tiga is like diving inside clouds of fish. As you push your way through massive schools of Red Tooth Triggerfish, it feels like you are entering a cave with millions of bats.

If you’re lucky, you get to observe a significant array of pelagic species that inhabit the abundant waters. Such as the common whales, dolphins, and the occasional orca. To see these spectacular underwater mammals is truly an exquisite experience that will give you a long lasting memory of Ambon.

Cave and reef in Maluku Indonesia

Muck diving in Ambon Bay – Divers who visit the expanse of the muck sites in the Laha region have often been astonished by the sheer number of species that a day of muck diving in Ambon can produce. Ambon Bay is home to its famous frogfish, lionfish, devil scorpionfish, and several stonefish.

This dive site is full of surprises! One of them being the new secret dive spot ‘Rhino city’. If you feel up for a challenge, find this gorgeous spot inhabited by a whole hand full of different colored lacy scorpionfish. There are endless species to discover when you dive into Ambon! If you’re not successful on this trip, there are many reasons to return.

Cuttlefish at Crinoid when dive into ambon

Shipwreck dive in Ambon with us as we bring you to the hidden wreckage of the vessel: The Duke of Sparta. The wreckage came to rest in the mid-1900’s and the dive team has been exploring this dive site ever since Maluku Divers Resort introduced the first nitrox facility in the area. You cannot miss this extraordinary beauty as the wreckage is encrusted with corals and possesses a unique eco system. As with all wrecks, the dive is often excitingly mysterious, however, when dived on the correct tide, the visibility can be very high.

SS Duke Sparta Wreck

We are proud to be on every diver’s dive list when it comes to encountering this rarely visited yet splendid diving location.

With a lovely restaurant to get your meal fixed and a well-dedicated camera room, you can count on our team of expert Ambonese staff to maximize your comfort during your stay. We also hold multiple diving expeditions with our guest.

Contact us to learn more about what you can capture while you dive into Ambon!