Accommodation & Food

Accommodation

We can support you to find accommodation close to the dive center. As we do not have our own accommodation we will just forward your reservation to one of the local guest houses or hotels.This means you will have to pay the room rate directly to the hotel or guesthouse.We are happy to support you with the reservation and give recommendations, but we have no influence on the different providers and their services. Price changes are possible without prior notice.

Patra Homestay around 100 metres from our Dive Center, has 14 clean rooms with TV, air conditioning, shower and toilet. The homestay has wifi as well. Rooms can be booked for 250.000- 300.000 IDR per night, breakfast included. You can find some pictures and ratings here.
Please notice: Patra Homestay does not have hot water. Standard: very basic Indonesian homestay.

Crecia Hotel is close to the airport, so around 5 mins by car from our dive center. It has an own restaurant and a supermarket next to it. The rooms have a western-standard bathroom, TV, wifi & air-conditioning. The price per night incl. breakfast is 305.000- 330.000 IDR.

 

MOMOA Guesthouse by Michael is 5-10 mins by car from our dive center. There are 3 rooms available.
A fan room with separate bathroom is 150.000 IDR per night. There is wifi available and breakfast is included in the room rate.
Michael is very knowledgeable about the island and a good host, so any  traveling information for the area of Maluku will be included for free.

 

 

The Natsepa Resort is suitable for everybody who is looking for a more luxurious stay. It is located on the other side of the island around 30 mins by car from our dive center. You will find all information and the room rates on their website: http://thenatsepa.com

In Kota Ambon you can find many hotels of various standards. Info and bookings are available online. Most hotels include breakfast in their tariff, and many have their own restaurants. In the city are many cafes and food stalls, where you can discover the variety of Indonesian food. Transfer to Bluemotion Dive Centre from the city is easily arranged and takes 30-60 minutes by car – depending on the traffic.


Food

Bluemotion offers western snacks, coffee and refreshments. Lunch and local snacks can be obtained from surrounding shops. We also offer our dive guest to join our lunch at the dive base – please just let us know you want to join one day in advance. Ambon food specialities include smoked fish (ikan bakar), fruit salad with spicy sweet-sour sauce (rujak) and fruity creations with ice cream (es pisang ijo).


Transfer

We will also call a driver to pick you up on arrival at the airport. The price for a trip to the Crecia Hotel or Pension Patra is currently 75,000 IDR per car. In order to guarantee the organization of the transfer, we kindly ask you to inform us of your arrival time and flight number at least 72 hours before arrival. The trip is carried out by local drivers, who are paid by you directly. It is always advisable to have the price confirmed before departure. If the drivers should not arrive on time at the airport, there is no reason for you to wait, just let one of the many drivers take you to your accommodation.