Ambon Diving Holidays: An Overview

The Spice Island of Ambon remains a well-kept secret despite being one of the best muck diving locations in the world.

While there are a number of colourful coral dive sites around the island, the real clincher lies in the world-class muck diving at Ambon Bay. Divers who make the pilgrimage here are in for a real treat, with a mix of black sand; jetty and wreck sites harbouring macro creatures galore, including rhinopias, frogfish (including the rare psychedelic frogfish which was first discovered here); bobtail squid; blue-ringed octopus; nudibranchs; bobbit worms and even bamboo sharks. Divers can also explore white muck sites, a nice variant from the usual black sand seabed so often seen when muck diving.

There are also some marvellous coral-covered sites to the east and south coasts, including interesting caves, cliffs, archways and seamounts to explore with plenty of pelagics (think: sharks, rays and grouper).

While the diving here is phenomenal in its own right, many intrepid divers combine Ambon with a liveaboard trip to dive the remote Banda Sea, exploring some of the most remote, pristine sites in all of Indonesia.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.