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Ambon, Maluku

Spice Islands Diving, Indonesia

Dive into history and vibrant marine life in Indonesia's enchanting Spice Islands.

Information about Spice Islands

The Spice Islands, also known as the Maluku Islands, are a true hidden gem for divers seeking pristine underwater landscapes and a rich tapestry of marine biodiversity. Our liveaboard trips, typically ranging from 7 to 12 days, offer the perfect opportunity to explore these remote islands and their exceptional dive sites.

Diving in the Spice Islands is an unparalleled experience. The crystal-clear waters host an array of marine life, from vibrant coral gardens and schooling fish to rare critters and magnificent pelagics. Famous dive sites like Banda Neira and Ambon Bay offer incredible visibility, often exceeding 30 meters (100 feet), and the chance to encounter species such as hammerhead sharks, mandarin fish, and ghost pipefish. The nutrient-rich currents bring in a diverse range of marine life, making every dive an adventure. The varied topography, including walls, pinnacles, and muck diving sites, caters to divers of all levels.

Above the water, the Spice Islands are steeped in history and natural beauty. The islands were once the world's only source of nutmeg and cloves, drawing explorers and traders from around the globe. Today, visitors can explore historic forts, charming villages, and lush plantations. The best time to visit is during the dry season from October to April, when the weather is warm and dry, with water temperatures ranging from 27°C to 30°C (80°F to 86°F). A 3mm wetsuit is typically sufficient for diving in these conditions.

Reaching the Spice Islands is straightforward, with most liveaboard trips departing from Ambon or Sorong. Both locations are easily accessible via flights from major Indonesian hubs such as Jakarta or Bali. From here, our liveaboard vessels will take you on an unforgettable journey through the Spice Islands' captivating seascapes and rich history.

Interesting facts about Spice Islands

The Spice Islands were historically the world's only source of nutmeg and cloves.

The Banda Islands are home to some of the oldest nutmeg plantations in the world.

The islands feature a mix of diving experiences, from vibrant coral gardens to historical shipwrecks.

The Spice Islands played a crucial role in global trade during the Age of Exploration.

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Ambon, Maluku
Maluku Islands, Indonesia
Maluku Islands, Indonesia

The Spice Islands Islands

Highlights in Spice Islands

Our trips to Spice Islands


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