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Pintu Kota, Ambon

Pintu Kota Dive Site in Ambon

Dive into the archway of marine wonders

Information about Pintu Kota

Pintu Kota, known as the “City Gate,” is one of Ambon’s most iconic dive sites, offering a spectacular underwater arch formation that attracts divers from around the world. Located on the southern coast of Ambon Island, this site features a stunning archway carved naturally by the ocean, creating a dramatic entrance to a vibrant underwater world.

Divers at Pintu Kota can expect to see a variety of marine life, including schools of reef fish, colorful corals, and the occasional passing pelagic. The arch itself is covered in soft corals and sponges, providing a habitat for critters like nudibranchs, shrimps, and small crabs. The clear waters and impressive rock formations make this site perfect for underwater photography and exploration.

Non-divers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the area, with its rocky cliffs and panoramic ocean views. Snorkeling is also an option, allowing a glimpse into the underwater marvels of Pintu Kota. Whether diving or exploring from the surface, Pintu Kota offers a memorable experience for all visitors.

Interesting facts about Pintu Kota

Getting there: The best way to reach Pintu Kota is by liveaboard, offering easy access to this remote dive site. Alternatively, you can take a day trip from Ambon city.

Best time to visit: The ideal time to dive Pintu Kota is from October to April. Water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C (81°F to 84°F), providing comfortable conditions for diving.

Diving Conditions: Pintu Kota features depths from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) with moderate visibility and mild currents, suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Our liveaboard trips to Ambon Bay include dives at Pintu Kota and other top sites in the area. Trips typically last 7-10 days, offering a blend of stunning reef and muck diving experiences.

A little known fact: The name "Pintu Kota" translates to "City Gate" in Indonesian, inspired by the site's striking archway that resembles a grand entrance.

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Pintu Kota, Ambon
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