Holidays : Ambon 2015

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Ambon Diving - Maluku Dive Resort

10 Nights, 10 - 20 April 2015

The Diving

Ambon is undoubtedly famous for the world class muck diving, with a huge array of critters that can be observed and photographed during long dives at the shallow sites close to the resort. Diving in Ambon includes regular sightings of resident marine life such as rhinopias, many assorted frogfish, mandarin fish, ghost pipefish, harlequin shrimp, flamboyant cuttlefish, blue ring and hairy octopus, thorny and pygmy seahorse, stonefish, inimicus, to name but a few, along with literally hundreds of different species of nudibranch. As the Maluku Divers Resort is the only dedicated dive resort within Ambon Bay, it is “Critters Without Crowds” when diving in Ambon.

The Resort

The Maluku Divers Resort in Laha is one of the must visit locations in any diver’s Indonesian dive list. The only dedicated dive resort in Ambon, the facility was built specifically with divers in mind and boasts the most unique and comfortable accommodations in the whole of Maluku. Each individual bungalow is over 60 square meters, with private bathroom, hot water, air conditioning and a large covered private wooden terrace. Each bungalow also has the unique feature of individual editing desks for each diver. The ten bungalows look out over Ambon Bay and the incredible muck diving and critter sites to be found there, the ultimate location for diving Ambon.

The flights, accommodation and diving for this trip are arranged by Equator Diving who are ATOL Bonded. Expect to book holiday leave for at least 2 days before and 2 days after the trip dates to include travelling. We will know the exact dates once the flights are booked.

More details on the resort and the diving can be found on the Equator Diving website

Check out this video for the sights and critters you can encounter in Ambon

Costs

The cost for this trip is £2590 (depending on flights) and includes;

  • 10 nights accommodation at the Maluku Divers Resort
  • 8 days of diving (3 guided boat dives per day)
  • All meals, tea, coffee, water
  • Return transfers between Ambon Airport and the resort
  • Flights (see below)

Not included in the costs;

  • Nitrox (8 USD a fill)
  • Equipment hire (if required)
  • Supplements and long-range dive sites
  • Excursion to see the Giant Eels of Larike
  • Airport taxes (International flights approx £8, Domestic approx £2)
  • Visa on arrival 25 USD

Payment Schedule

  • On booking the trip, initial deposit- £100
  • Remaining deposit due on or before the 1st of May 2014 - £300
  • Interim payment due on or before 10th of June 2014 - £995 (as this payment accounts for the flight component of the trip there may be an increase in the amount due as next Aprils costs have not as yet been released)
  • Outstanding balance due on or before 10th December 2014 - £1,195