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Molana, Maluku

Molana Island in Maluku

Experience the untouched beauty and serene and vibrant waters

What you need to know about Molana

Molana Island, a hidden gem in the Maluku province of Indonesia, offers an unparalleled diving experience for those seeking serenity and vibrant underwater life. The island’s remote location ensures pristine reefs and an abundance of marine species, making it a perfect destination for both novice and experienced divers.

Diving at Molana Island reveals a stunning underwater world filled with colorful coral gardens, schools of reef fish, and occasional sightings of larger pelagics like rays and sharks. The clear, warm waters and excellent visibility provide ideal conditions for exploring the island's diverse marine ecosystems. Whether you're interested in macro photography or wide-angle shots, Molana Island has something to offer.

For non-divers, Molana Island provides a range of activities to enjoy. You can hike through the island, discovering hidden beaches along the way. Snorkeling is also a great option, with the shallow reefs close to shore teeming with life.

Interesting facts about Molana Island

Getting there: The best way to reach Molana Island is by liveaboard, offering convenient access to its remote dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly into Ambon and arrange for a local boat transfer to the island.

Best time to visit Molana Island: The optimal time for diving is from October to April, when water temperatures range from 27°C to 30°C (81°F to 86°F) and visibility is excellent, often exceeding 30 meters (98 feet).

Diving Conditions: Molana Island offers varied dive sites with depths ranging from 5 to 40 meters (16 to 131 feet), suitable for all diving levels. Currents are generally mild, ensuring relaxed and enjoyable dives.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboards feature Molana Island in their itineraries, often combined with other Maluku highlights like Ambon and the Banda Islands. Trips usually last 7-10 days, providing a comprehensive diving experience.

A little known fact: Molana Island is home to an ancient underwater freshwater spring that divers can explore. This unique feature creates a fascinating mix of freshwater and seawater environments, attracting a variety of unique marine life not commonly found in other dive sites.

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Molana, Maluku

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