Maluku Resort & Spa is a hidden gem located in Baguala Bay. With access to Ambon Bay and local reefs, divers can indulge in the best of both worlds with Dive into Ambon.
Fully refurbished in 2015 and away from the crowds, the boutique resort is set amongst tropical gardens overlooking the Banda Sea and is a great place to get away from the world and relax.
The resort features four split level cottages, two spacious studio suites and six comfortable standard rooms, all with sea views, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom and cable TV. Facilities include a swimming pool, poolside restaurant and bar, tour desk, Spice Island Spa and dive centre. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available throughout the property.
Transfer is a 40 minute drive from Ambon airport.
Dive into Ambon
Owner-operated Dive into Ambon offer daily boat dives to over 50 sites in Ambon Bay, south Ambon and Haruku Island, the majority of which are directly from their jetty at the resort. Diving in Ambon Bay requires a ten minute road trip to the launch site. The purpose built and fully equipped boats offer an un-paralleled level of comfort and the experienced staff, a huge wealth of knowledge.
Prepare to be amazed at the incredible underwater life found here. Muck diving opportunities are found in Ambon Bay where an amazing variety of rare and wonderful creatures reside. Experienced dive guides will help you identify species of scorpion fish (including rhinopias), frogfish, nudibranch and shrimp as well as mimic and wonderpus octopus and plenty more besides.
Wide-angle photographers and reef diving enthusiasts may prefer the dive sites of the southern side where the waters are clear and the marine life abounds on the colourful reefs and walls. Enjoy the experience and marine life found in swim-throughs and caves too.
Average water temperature here is 28C and the best time to visit is Oct-Mar. Expect an unbelievable diving experience with world-class sites, all to yourself. Nitrox is available (paid for locally).
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Diving in Indonesia is a rewarding experience, especially when combining two locations famed for their incredible biodiversity. Discover abundant critters in Ambon and gaze at majestic manta rays in Raja Ampat.
When to go: Sep-Jun
Duration inc. flights: 15 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,375 pp
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Ambon’s intriguing shoreline has a habit of throwing up the weird and the wonderful. Muck diving in the region has become legendary, yet the clear water sites on the south coast offer divers a great combination making this a must visit destination.
Ideal for viewing: clown frogfish, pygmy seahorse, wonderpus octopus, napoleon wrasse, mobula ray