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Diving in Ambon Island

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When to go to Ambon Island

Diving is available all year round, but the best times are March-April and September-December. The average air temperature throughout the year is 27C/80F, rarely falling below 23C/73 . The average water temperature is 26-30C/79-86F with water visibility averaging 10-20m/35-65ft. Currents can sometimes be very strong.


What to see

Here divers can spot large schools of fish, pelagics like tunas, jacks and sharks, as well as seahorses, mandarin fishes,stonefishes, nudibranchs, cuttlefish. The Ambon scorpionfish is one of the rare creatures that can be found by divers here with some frequency.

Scuba diving in Ambon Island

Ambon Island is a famous diving destination in Indonesia. There's an airport on Ambon Island, the closest international airports from which you can get to Ambon is Jakarta. Located in Maluku, Divers here can try incredible muck diving, cave diving, discover beautiful reefs with a diverse marine life. Ambon offers a lot of great diving opportunities for divers of all levels of experience.


Most popular dive sites

One of the most popular dive sites off Ambon is Pintu Kota (Gate of the City), which consists of incredible underwater architecture with a huge underwater archway mirroring the rock formation above water. Another is Hukurila Cave, with twisting caverns and canyons teaming with life. Pulau Tiga is a small group of islands found on the western coast of Ambon, which are known for the sheer number of fish that inhabit the slopes. Also for those who enjoy exploring the wrecks - the Ambon Ship Wreck will be interesting.