Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Maluku

Ready to check out the best sites in Maluku for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 15 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Maluku to suit your needs.
Laha

#1 - Laha

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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Laha / Twilight zone is a muck diving site in the bay of Ambon, Indonesia. The site offers a wide range of macro creatures, frog fish, some bat fish, many moray eels and a shoal of scatfish. Since this site is under some piers where fishing boats are loaded and unloaded it can get very load under water (in particular when big blocks of ice get crushed and loaded on the fishing boats). Unfortunately there is also a lot of rubish (I really mean a lot) and carcasses of fish on this site. This looks ugly, but does also provide shelter for many other animals. Laha is also known as Twilight Zone.
Pulau Tiga

#2 - Pulau Tiga

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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Pulau Tiga (Three Islands) are 3 small islands close to Ambon. The sites are covered with mostly healthy coral and there is a lot of fish to be seen. There are red tooth trigger fish whereever you look and if there is some current there is also big fish. Access to Pulau Tiga is only possible by boat.
Maluku Divers House Reef

#3 - Maluku Divers House Reef

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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The house reef of Maluku divers is located in front of the dive base in a village named Latuhalat on the south coast of Ambon. This dive spot is also a very good site for night diving. If you're lucky you might spot a very curious octopus on this site (for about 15min it put up big big show for us). In addition there are stonefish, scorpion fish, wasp fish, nudibrach, shrimps, big lobsters and much more. Highly recommended at night. The site is easily accessed from the beach in front of the dive center in Latuhalat, Ambon.
Air Manis

#4 - Air Manis

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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Air Manis is one of the best muck diving sites in Indonesia. The dive is in the area of a pier which is used to load and unload fishing boats. The pier and its surrounding is full of interesting macro live. In November 2008 several giant frogfish, flmboyant cuttlefish, pipefish, ghostpipe fish, crionoid clingfish and crionoid crabs, a group of batfish, a nice schoal of scatfish and much more was around on every dive.
Hukurila Canyon

#5 - Hukurila Canyon

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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Hukurila Canyon is a site on the sout coast of Ambon. The dive starts through a canyon which ends in a nice big cave with nice fans, coral and sponges. After the canyon and the cave the dive continues with a wall. In terms of landscape this is IMHO the nicest site on the south coast.
Shipwreck

#6 - Shipwreck

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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This fairly big wreck lies in the bay of Ambon. The dive starts on the bow on about 35m and follows to main deck up to 8m-10m depth. The wreck has a nice coral cover and is home to many moray eels, frog fish, nudbrach and other small critters. The name of the wreck is not (yet) known. Maluku divers once had a name for this ship, but in the meantime this particular ship resp. its wreck was found somewhere else. The shipwreck in the bay of Ambon can be accessed by boat only.
Cape Paperu House Reef

#7 - Cape Paperu House Reef

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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A fantastic place to start diving and even for experienced divers there´s always something new to find. Lots of juvenile fish and nudibranches. Night Dives are fantastic
Eagle Rock

#8 - Eagle Rock

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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some coral blocks on a sandy slope. the reef with most of the marinelife there lies between 5 and 15m.
Gunggung Kecil-Nusa Laut

#9 - Gunggung Kecil-Nusa Laut

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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Gunggung Kecil-Nusa Laut is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Indonesia, Maluku Islands which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Tanjung Burung-Haruku

#10 - Tanjung Burung-Haruku

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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Nudibrances and nice corals
Shark Cave-Haruku

#11 - Shark Cave-Haruku

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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Very nice topography. At 33m onwards you find a swimthrough and at the end a small cave with many porcupine fish etc. on the way back you follow a sandy area with old trees before you can enter a cave at 3m and follow it until it ends in a huge cave with many bats.
Ahmed

#12 - Ahmed

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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Outstanding place. By the end of the year till Feb. you have a realistic chance to see Hammerheads. Eagle rays are quite common, also huge schools of trevallys, napoleons, etc. you name it!
Tanjung Abora-Haruku

#13 - Tanjung Abora-Haruku

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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Huge coral block with swimthroughs. Many lobsters and small fish.
Batu Kapal

#14 - Batu Kapal

Indonesia, Maluku Islands

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Batu Kapal has a lot of reef fish such as muray eel, grouper, wrasse especially giant maori wrasse, tuna, snappers and others. Batu Kapal is a little rock part of Banda Neira islands which is located 200km southeast Ambon. It can be reach by a public ship from Ambon for about 8 hours.
Tanjung Hukurila

#15 - Tanjung Hukurila

Indonesia, Maluku Islands, Ambon

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The Tanjung Hukurila is located on the south coast of Ambon. On the deeper part of the dive you swim aorund a ridge where you can spot pigymy seahorses (Bargibanti), Turtles and if you are lucky also some bigger animals. Second part of the dive is a beautiful wall with rich coral growth and nice macro life. This site is one of the few I've seen on Ambon where the reeftop seems to be fully intact and has a lot of soft coral growth. Tanjung Hukurila is on the south coast of Ambon and esily accessed by boat.