SCUBA DIVING IN AMBON
THE BEST MACRO DIVING IN ASIA
Getting from Singapore to Ambon
Despite being situated in the remote East of Indonesia, getting to Ambon is surprisingly simple. There are numerous flights from Singapore to Jakarta, followed by a connecting flight to Ambon. The preferred carrier would be Garuda Indonesia since the overall flight cost is usually cheaper compared to budget airlines.
Recommended flights (Garuda Indonesia):
Singapore (SIN) – Jakarta (CGK) – Ambon (AMQ): 2205hrs – 1355hrs(+1) (Daily)
Ambon (AMQ) – Jakarta (CGK) – Singapore (SIN): 1445hrs – 2105hrs (Daily)
Alternatively are flights from Makassar(UPG) daily as for divers who are not residing in Singapore.
The city is classified as one of the main cities in Eastern Indonesia based on the economic growth and development . Ambon was shocked by social unrest motivated by racial intolerance between 1996-2002. However, nowadays Ambon City has been improving itself to becoming one of the most advance cities in eastern Indonesia
Since that event, the local people used coral to rebuild roads thus destroying the fringing reefs, and later dredged the bay’s shallows to allow bigger ships, so what is left in the bay now is just some world class muck diving.
The eponymous Ambon scorpionfish is one of the rare creatures that can be found by divers here with some frequency. This incredible critter comes in shades of pink, green, brown yellow or red, with variable skin flaps and filaments; but is characterised by its very long growths above each eye.
Also a rare find anywhere are Halimeda ghostpipefish. This cryptic creature has green-grey rounded fin lobes resembling leaf-like segments of Halimeda algae, where they shelter in pairs or solitarily. To spot this one, look closely at anything that resembles a twig!
Elsewhere along the outer coastline of this horseshoe shaped island, you’ll find some colourful soft coral wall diving, with many overhangs and several caves to explore. There are plenty of the reef fish here that are synonymous with Indonesia and the sites are a pleasant break from the muck dives of the bay.
For most, but not all, entry and departure points in Indonesia there is now a FREE Visa on Arrival for citizens of the following 169 countries. This is a 30 day Tourist Visa.
A selection of countries are exempt and do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for 30 days: Brunei Darussalam – Chile – Hong Kong SAR – Macao SAR – Malaysia – Morocco – Peru – Philippines – Singapore – Thailand – Vietnam
• Passports must be valid for a minimum of six months as from the date of entry to Indonesia.
• Passports must have at least 2 full blank pages in them
• Onward or return tickets are compulsory.
All Airport Tax, both for domestic and international, is now included all tickets.
DIVE INTO AMBON
OUR PREFERRED OPERATOR IN AMBON
About Maluku Resort and Spa
Ambon (part of the legendary Spice Islands) is known as one of the best muck diving destinations on the planet, with a full range of macro critters, as good as anywhere in the world, and there are no crowds.
As well as incredible macro diving in Ambon Bay there is also incredible coral, wall and wide angle diving on the South coast. pristine coral, no other dive boats,it’s a dream come true. They dive more dive sites than any other operator in Maluku.
DIVE INTO AMBON is perfectly placed to take advantage of both type of diving, they dive both sides from their wonderful central location in Baguala Bay, Based at Ambon’s best boutieque hotel, Maluku Resort and Spa. On their big covered boats, equipped with hot water, charging stations, wifi, toilets, sun deck and much more, they will take you to some of the most incredible dive sites in Indonesia, all at an unparalleled level of comfort. Dive into Ambon The best value resort in Ambon.
Dive Into Ambon is perfectly located in Baguala Bay. The location gives you easy access to both the south side, from their jetty, or a short 10 minute bus ride to their super comfortable and fully equipped Day Boat. Proudly partnered with Maluku Resort and Spa, Ambon’s only boutique resort. Fully refurbished and rebuilt in 2015, it’s beautiful, relaxing and Dive Into Ambon is on-site.
All rooms have free Wi-Fi, hot water, private bathrooms and air-conditioning.
|Room Type||Standard Rooms | Studio Rooms | Cottages|
|Bed Type||Double | Twin|
|About the property||Beachfront | Wheelchair Access|
|Things to do||Restaurant | Bar/Lounge|
|In Your Room||
|Dive Packages||Standard Rooms||Studio Rooms||Cottages|
|3D2N-1 Diving Day||243.00||263.00||271.00|
|4D3N-2 Diving Days||430.00||460.00||471.00|
|5D4N-3 Diving Days||616.00||656.00||671.00|
|6D5N-4 Diving Days||802.00||852.00||871.00|
|7D6N-5 Diving Days||989.00||1049.00||1071.00|
|8D7N-6 Diving Days||1175.00||1245.00||1271.00|