Diving Ambon

Diving with us

The Bay of Ambon is a paradise for all critter enthusiasts and an eldorado for underwater photographers and filmmakers due to the large variety of “small stuff”. The location of the base allows dives to three of the best dive sites in the bay directly from land.

Further dive sites within the bay we reach in 3 – 20 min boat trip, including the wreck “Duke of Sparta” as well as other muck dive sites. Outside the bay there are coral-covered cliffs, caves and a large number of other dive sites, which we also visit on request. And those who want to go on a discovery tour with us are very welcome, because there are still many places that we want to explore.

Our diving times are not limited, except of course by your own air consumption. Since many critter can already be found in shallow depths, dives can sometimes last longer than 60 minutes. The night dives are spectacular!

You are welcome to join a small group and let our guides show you the extraordinary critter. It is also possible to book a private spotter on a daily basis. We want to give our underwater photographers the chance to take as much time as they want for each critter. Independent divers in buddy teams can hire tanks and equipment from us and independently explore the best muck dive spots right on the doorstep, giving experienced divers more freedom and flexibility in planning their dives.

The water temperatures are between 26° and 30°C. Because of the mostly very long dives we recommend long diving suits of 5mm. A good diving light with batteries belongs in the luggage, also a magnifying glass helps when looking at Macro creatures.
The rainy season in Ambon is in June, July and August. Our base will be closed during this period for a period of 2-3 months.

Between the dives we invite you to relax in our hammocks or the diving platform or to take part in a game. With us you can spend your diving holiday in a relaxed atmosphere.


Muck Diving

Muck diving usually takes place in brackish water, mangroves and harbours- environments that offer many possibilities for shelter. Competition for food and habitat is less and the pressure from predators is lower than in a coral reef. Critters in these environments have evolved incredible shapes, colours and behaviors. Discovering and observing them is uniquely fascinating – muck diving is addictive!

Ambon Bay, especially under its piers, has just the variety and quantity of debris to provide habitats for the best muck diving- even in an old tin can you can find a marvelous creature. Yet the water is unusually clear for muck diving, with has an average visibility of 15 m.

In particular UW Video- and Photographers will relish the opportunity to observe the behaviour and capture extraordinary pictures and movies of rare creatures, virtually alone at sites with dive time only limited by air.