Ambon City, the central hub of East Indonesia and capital city of the Maluku Province, is home to one of the most incredibly diverse marine ecosystems in Indonesia. Nestled in two hectares of ocean front land, the quiet resort offers the most comfortable accommodations to be found in Ambon. With balconies with direct ocean views, it`s a perfect place for quiet contemplation and relaxation between dives. The resort offers the opportunity for both privacy and a communal atmosphere, with the large restaurant and editing area, a pretty beach and seating areas scattered along the sheltered palm encrusted coastline.
A new era begins in Ambon as Maluku Divers is proud to announce the opening of a purpose built dive resort offering superior levels of both accommodation and dive facilities from which to dive Ambon. Situated in the village of Laha, a peaceful beachfront plot now houses individual bungalows, amongst an array of mature trees. In the very heart of Ambon’s muck diving region, the new site has been the dream of the Maluku Divers team for several years and is the culmination of extensive planning and hard work.
The new facility combines convenience of location and proximity to the best diving in the region, to create a resort to dive Ambon, that can boast to be the best in the entire Maluku Province. The new location provides levels of convenience and comfort that were previously unavailable to dive Ambon
Maluku Divers has always been the only internationally owned and managed dive centre in Ambon and remains one of only two dive operations on the island. With the new facilities, the most unique accommodation on Ambon island and in the Maluku region as a whole, Maluku Divers sits at the pinnacle of the choices to dive Ambon.
The new location helps Maluku Divers to offer high quality shore and boat diving to arelatively small number of divers on a large expanse of varied muck diving sites. The location intensifies the convenience enabling divers to reach the growing number of muck and critter sites found when enthusiasts dive Ambon Bay.
Ambon is a destination for a dive trip itself, however due to excellent travel logistics with multiple daily flights from Bali, Jakarta and Manado, it is also a convenient hub for dive trips throughout the east of Indonesia and so Maluku Divers can easily be an economical add-on to a liveaboard cruise or a trip to one of the other more difficult to access regions of the east.
Maluku Divers` overriding goal is to introduce and guide divers through the most unbelievable dive sites that exist throughout the Maluku Province, not just diving Ambon, diving Maluku as a whole. With an emphasis on safety and service, divers enjoy an exciting dive holiday with incredible diving guaranteed, but also with the opportunity to witness a tantalizing slice of the Maluku community and its way of life.The only operational dive centre bringing guests to dive Ambon, the site at Latuhalat is integral to the community and a source of great local pride. The local villages are open and inviting, divers are always extended a warm greeting and the fifteen dive centre staff are invariably commended for their open friendliness and desire to assist. Diving Ambon with Maluku Divers is the perfect way to explore this new destination.
There are so many species of fish present in the Maluku region that specialists cannot give the exact total number. What is known is that there are more than 3000 species of fish and several hundred species of corals accounted for with the numbers still rising. Even the healthiest of Caribbean reefs has only 10 or 20 percent of the species diversity of a comparable reef in Maluku.