Diving Indonesia: Ambon – Maluku’s Magical Island

Ambon scuba diving

Ambon scuba diving – X-Ray article

Indonesia is without doubt a country that can constantly surprise and delight you – usually when you are least expecting it!

The huge archipelago of more than 17,000 island offers some of the best diving in the world, ranging from the incredible reefs of Misool in Raja Ampat to the amazing critters of the Lembeh Strait.

The island of Ambon, in the Spice Island province of Maluku, is best known for the muck and critter diving along both sides of it’s massive natural harbor.

It is also the home of the Twilight Zone – possibly the most prolific and certainly the weirdest muck site in the country.

But the island also offers some excellent wide-angle diving along the south coast if you get a little tired of all that macro stuff…

In December 2011 I spent 10 days diving the many sites in Ambon with Maluku Divers, at their new resort at Laha near the Twilight Zone – my third trip to the island in 5 years.

My experiences and images are documented in a comprehensive article recently published in issue 51 of X-Ray magazine which can be downloaded on this LINK (5MB download…)