Built along a private beach front Maluku Divers is a resort made for those who love critters and muck diving, and like to photograph them, but also caters to the reef and wreck diver in you. Almost exceptionally, only a ten minute drive from the local airport, the resort comprises, ten comfortable bungalows, built under shady mango trees, a large beachside restaurant, lounge area, patio and communal camera room. The resort offers excellent levels comfort and amenities, despite its remote and untouched location.
The Maluku Divers resort is a unique location, which absorbs and compliments the natural surroundings, while providing divers with the essential facilities which are required for a stress free diving holiday. While every effort is made to ensure a wonderful experience, Maluku Divers always asks that divers are understanding of the remote nature of Ambon Island, and visit with an adventurous mind and a desire for an experience away from the crowds.
The ten expansive 60m/sq, bungalows each appointed with their trademark comfy bed and uniquely, two individual editing tables, giving any photography enthusiast, professional or amateur, plenty of space to review the day’s shots. The front terrace gives a place to relax and an uninterrupted view across Ambon Bay.
The restaurant utilises, the seasonal array of fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit available locally, to provide three appetising meals a day, and once a week there is a BBQ, often accompanied by the musical talents of the dive team! Chef Dewa is more than happy to give lessons in the preparation of local delicacies and sauces.
Ambon has become famous as a place for muck diving, and the varied and specialised species that inhabit this previously overlooked area of the undersea world. You can find a myriad of critters both weird and wonderful to behold, from the Mimic Octopus to frog fish, the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Rhinopias, and many more. But Ambon also boasts reef and drift dives on the north and west coast, and within Ambon Bay there lies the 137m long Duke of Sparta, sunk in 1958 after being bombed by the Americans during the communist rebellion of the same year. Added to that there are weekly trips to Ambons south coast and Pulau Tiga, a group of three islands off the west coast of Ambon. The resorts three fibreglass speedboats more than adequately serve the needs of every diver.
|Number of Lodgings||10||Cuisine type||Indonesia|
|Price range||$ 135-190||How served||Buffet|
|Destination airport||Ambon||Alcohol||Yes (beer)|
|Transfer time||10 min||Snacks||No|
|Transfer cost||$ 10|
|Electric supply||220v 24hrs||Spa||No|
|House reef||Yes||Courses offered||PADI on request|
|Shore Dives||Yes||Equipment Hire||Limited|
|Night Dives||Yes||No of dives /day||4|
|Nitrox||Yes||Nitrox cost||$ 8|