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Ambon, Maluku

Port of Ambon in Ambon Island

Dive into the critter capital of Indonesia

Information about Port of Ambon

Located in the heart of Maluku, Port of Ambon is a haven for macro diving enthusiasts and critter hunters. This bustling port city offers a unique blend of rich history and incredible underwater biodiversity. Dive sites here are renowned for their muck diving opportunities, featuring an array of fascinating marine life such as frogfish, cuttlefish, and nudibranchs.

Ambon stands out as the critter capital of Indonesia, making it a paradise for underwater photographers. The famous Laha dive site, also known as "Twilight Zone," is a must-visit, where divers can spot rare and unusual species like the psychedelic frogfish and various flamboyant cuttlefish. Additionally, the Ambon Bay area offers intriguing shipwrecks, including the Duke of Sparta, adding a historical dimension to your underwater adventures.

For non-divers, Ambon offers a wealth of activities, from exploring vibrant local markets and historic forts to relaxing on scenic beaches. The rich cultural heritage, combined with its natural beauty, ensures that every visitor finds something to marvel at. Whether you're diving into the depths or staying on land, Ambon promises a diverse and unforgettable experience both above and below the water.

Interesting facts about Port of Ambon

Getting there: The best way to explore Ambon is by liveaboard, offering seamless access to the most pristine dive sites. Alternatively, you can fly directly to Pattimura Airport and take a short drive to the port.

Best time to visit: The ideal time for diving in Ambon is from October to April when water temperatures range from 27°C to 29°C (81°F to 84°F), and visibility is at its best.

Diving Conditions: Expect water depths ranging from 5 to 30 meters (16 to 98 feet) with mild currents, making it suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Our liveaboard trips: Several liveaboards operate in this region, typically offering trips that last around 7-10 days. These trips often include other dive sites in the Maluku region, providing a comprehensive diving experience.

A little known fact: Ambon Bay is home to the mysterious Duke of Sparta wreck, an intriguing site for those interested in underwater history and wreck diving.

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