PADI Diving Courses & Holidays


ambon harbour is one of the best places in the world to muck dive with fantastic marine diversity.  a dive in ambon can throw up anything with critters like flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring octopus, frogfish including the newly discovered psychodelic frogfish and more to be found,
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  • mushroom-coral-pipefish

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  • Ambon Scorpion Fish
  • Ambon is home to Mushroom Coral Pipefish
  • Minute Popcorn Shrimp in Ambon
  • Swim-thrus and pristine corals in Ambon

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Holidays in Ambon

Ideal for: Singles, groups and couples of all diving and snorkelling levels

Located between Sulawesi and West Papua, Ambon is at the epicentre of muck diving. Thought of as the birthplace of Indonesian muck diving, the waters surrounding Ambon are teeming with critters including Wonderpus, Mimic and other Octopus, a variety of Cuttlefish, Lion and Scorpionfish including Leaf, Lacey and Paddle, and Pipefish of all shapes and sizes.

Frogfish including the newly-discovered and very rare Psychedelic Frogfish Shrimps and Crabs of all varieties can be found by the diver with a good eye. Ambon is more than just muck diving, with a large wreck to explore in the harbour, and some typical Indonesian reef diving on request. This is muck paradise where you are guaranteed to tick more than a few critters off your list and a great place to practise underwater photography.

Though remote, Ambon is relatively easy to get to, with regular daily flights. With this ease of travel, it is sure to become a hot destination in the coming years, so now is a great time to get out there and beat the crowds.


  • Experience Level: All
  • Big Stuff:***
  • Reef Life:*****
  • Wrecks:**
  • Life on Land:***
  • Budget: £££££

More Info

  • Time: GMT +8hrs

  • Flying Time: 17-20hrs 
  • Language: Bahasa Indonesia
  • Climate: Maluku is a year round dive destination but has a wet season from June to August
  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah £1 = 15,000 IDR
  • Visa Requirements: A 30-day holiday visa is granted on entry for those flying into the country from most EU countries at a charge of USD $25


Maluku Divers Resort, Ambon

Indonesia, Ambon, Ambon,
From GBP 2,000 / 7 Nights


  •  All inclusive
     Full Board
     Half Board
     Bed & Breakfast
     Room only
  •  Twin
  •  Silver
  •  Whale Sharks
     Tiger Sharks
     Great Whites
     Manta Rays
     Reef Sharks
     Oceanic White Tips
     Coral reefs
  •  Nightlife
     Quiet area
     Sea views
     Tennis courts
     Kids area
     Suitable for non-divers
  •  Open Water
     Advanced O/W 20+ dives
     Advanced O/W 50+ dives
  •  Adults
     New divers
     Experienced divers


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