Accommodation & Food


Patra Homestay, 100 metres from Bluemotion Dive Center, has 7 clean double rooms with air conditioning, shower and toilet. Rooms can be booked through us for 275.000 IDR per night, breakfast included. The homestay has wifi as well.

Please notice: Patra Homestay does not have hot water.

Crecia Hotel is close to the airport, so around 5 mins by car from our dive center. It has an own restaurant and a supermarket next to it. The rooms have a western-standard bathroom, wifi & air-conditioning. The price per night incl. breakfast is 302.500 IDR.


Bluemotion offers western snacks, coffee and refreshments. Lunch and local snacks can be obtained from surrounding shops.


Kota Ambon has many hotels of various standards. Info and bookings are available online. Most hotels include breakfast in their tariff, and many have their own restaurants. Many cafes and food stalls are found in the city, where you can discover the variety of Indonesian food.


Ambon food specialities include smoked fish (ikan bakar), fruit salad with spicy sweet-sour sauce (rujak) and fruity creations with ice cream (es pisang ijo).


Transfer to Bluemotion Dive Centre from the city is easily arranged (20 min boat ride or 30-60 minutes by car).


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Apr, 2017: Come dive in paradise!

Get a taste of what diving with Bluemotion Banda is like:

Feb, 2017: Free NITROX!

Bluemotion Banda now offers Nitrox FREE OF CHARGE for divers with EAN32 certification or higher. If you are not certified for Nitrox yet, you can take a quick course with us -very easy, only 1-2 hours :) Please check our course rates here.

Feb, 2017: Fast ferry has resumed operation.

The fast ferry is operating normally again -except in case of really bad weather. The schedule will be as last year: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 am from Tulehu (Ambon) to Banda and Wednesdays and Sundays at 9 am from Banda to Tulehu. Please check all the info here

Feb 2017: EcoDiver Courses & Marine Research Internships available

Our partner Sea Ventures offers a new range of marine research and conservation programmes at Banda. Visit their website at

Oct 9th, 2016: Old laptops needed for children's computer lab on Banda

We have supported the re-opening of a computer lab on Banda. The lab was setup more than a year ago supported by a social fund but had to close a few months ago as the operational costs couldn't be covered. It was now revived thanks to our volunteer teacher Masha. Children come there every afternoon to learn about computers, Mathematics and English. The interest and feedback has been very positive but, unfortunately, only 3 computers are functioning and available for more than 30 children. If you are going to visit us for diving and have an old laptop you don't need anymore, we would be very thankful if you could donate it to the lab.