Diving Ambon

Diving with us

The bay of Ambon is a paradise for all critter enthusiasts and an eldorado for underwater photographers and filmmakers. The location of the base allows diving at three of the best dive sites in the bay directly from shore. The night dives are spectacular! Further dive sites around Ambon can be reached in 3 – 20 min boat trip, including some wrecks. Outside the bay there are coral-covered cliffs, caves and a large number of other dive sites, which we also visit on request. And whoever wants to go on a discovery tour with us is very welcome, because there are still many undive places we want to explore. The Dive Centre operates from August to end of June when water temperature is between 26° and 30°C. Due to our long dive times, we recommend 5 mm long wetsuits. In July we are closed due to the rain season.

From 2018 we will be there for you as a dive point.

Independent divers in buddy teams can rent tanks and equipment from us and explore the best Muck Dive Spots in front of the door independently, giving experienced divers more freedom and flexibility in planning their dives. In addition, we offer daily spotted dives, so you can join a small group and have the exceptional critters shown to you.

It is also possible to book a private spotter by the day. We would like to give our UW photographers the chance to take as much time as they want for each critter.

In between the dives we invite you to relax in our hammocks or on the diving platform or to take part in a game round. 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.