Diving

The diving sites dotted all around the Saparua, Molana, Nusa Laut and Ambon islands are as interesting as they are varied and count among the best in the world.

They offer diving spots with lush coral gardens and steep slopes sheltering a multitude of the most colourful of fish.

 

Some of the Molana and Nusa Laut island diving sites offer spectacular steep slopes along the reef’s edge, lavishly decorated with cup and soft corals, sea fans, forests full of sea whips, and fragile fire corals plus huge sponges.

 

It is well worth taking a lamp for exploring caves and overhangs, encrusted with invertebrates such as sponges, moss animals and sea squirts and also sheltering various flatworms and sea slugs. Encounters with sea snakes are no rarity, nor are sightings of sea turtles, stingrays, amberjacks, round-faced batfish, barracudas, moray eels and reef sharks.

On some reefs you will see manta rays emerging, and large bottlenose dolphins and humpback as well as minke whales have been spotted in the area, too.

 

 

A paradise for any photographer's macro and wide-angle lenses.

Most sites also allow you to snorkel.

Our house reef is some 2 km long and between 4 and 12 m deep, a complex harbouring a multitude of coral rocks and a dense staghorn coral population - a diving range with a varied marine life where large swarms red mullet, sweetlip, triggerfish and damselfish and many other species can be found. You will see a variety of colourful feather stars, with lionfish, coral trout, coral hinds, squirrelfish, barramundis and countless butterfly fish thronging under the overhangs. The sandy parts of the seabed serve as a hideout for blue-spotted ribbontail rays and stonefish. And if you are lucky, you might just spot dugongs feeding on the seaweed.

To be diving around the house riff at night is a beautiful experience in itself. You can experience the different types of shrimps and prawns, and parrot fish sleeping inside their slime coats. Not to forget the many different species of cowries like the mole or tiger cowry and sea slugs, from yellow sea slugs to yellow noumeas and phyllidia or aeolids. This is the time stingrays, starfish, molluscs and octopuses all come out to hunt as well.

We currently have 5 diving boats available, the “Angin Putih”, the “Bintang Pagi”, the "Storm", the “Mutiara” and the "Berlian.

 

Extra Divers

The Extra Divers diving base under Swiss management is located directly on the beach of the bay.

We offer an extensive service, starting from escorted diving tours and snorkelling along the house riff (which is more than 2 km long) up to visits to the many other diving spots in the surrounding area, which we visit with our diving boats.

Nitrox diving is also on offer, as is diver training in accordance with PADI, CMAS or IANTD guidelines.

 

  • Diving zone
    House riff over 2 km long, with different access points. The sandy areas, seaweed meadows and coral gardens make very diverse subjects for both macro and wide angle photography. We offer a range of diving excursions on our boats to the Pombo Booi, Molana and Nusa Laut islands etc. - trips some 15 to 45 minutes in duration.

  • Diving operations
    House riff diving during the day or at night. Various boat diving excursions and day trips with 2 to 3 dives. Private guide also available.

  • Fotographie
    Full equipet Kameraroom.
  • Diving equipment
    New and high-quality rental equipment available.
    12 litre aluminium INT/DIN tanks

  • Diver training
    In accordance with PADI, CMAS and IANTD guidelines, held in German, English and Indonesian.

  • Safety
    Emergency case and oxygen system on diving boats and decompression chamber at the Ambon diving base.