The diving in Ambon is mainly done in the Amboyna Bay and is famous for the great muck-diving. There are an array of interesting critters exhibiting amazing behaviour. The most well-known dive site, the Twilight Zone lies close to the airport on the northern side of Ambon Bay, close to the Maluku Divers and is an area, where you can find some very special animals like Rhinopias scorpionfishes, frogfishes, seahorses, stonefishes, ghostpipefishes, pegasus sea moths, mandarin fishes, nudibranchs, harlequin and coleman shrimps, kauris, wonderpus, mimic and flamboyant cuttlefish. This is also the area where the famous psychedelic frogfish (Histiophryne psychedelica) was found.
Ambon offers a variety of diving and you can find coral diving for example Pulau Tiga, a group of tiny islands in the western tip of Ambon or Pintu Kota or Hukurila Cave in the south side of Ambon Island where you can do wall diving and cave diving, plus a number of swimthroughs. There is more, good diving, around Saparua, especially to the south, around the cape and Molana Island and Nusa Laut. Here you can find many large schools of fish, pelagics like tunas and jacks and sharks. To get to these non-muck diving sites may require a special trip from one of our resorts, but are often visited aboard a liveaboard.
The best months for diving are September to December and March to April but there are good diving conditions all year round. The Moluccan islands have the seasons reversed from the rest of Indonesia, when they have the dry season, its rainy season in Indonesia and vice versa Visibility is usually good (20-30m) except some muck sites close to the harbour or where sand is easily stirred up.