Getting to Ambon

There are direct flights to Ambon from Jakarta, Surabaya and Makassar as well as from small airports in Maluku and West Papua. Garuda and Lion Air fly twice a day from Jakarta to Ambon. From Bali, Garuda and Lion Air fly to Makassar, with onward flights from there from Sriwijaya and Lion.


Jakarta airport has a free shuttle bus between the international and domestic terminals until 11 pm, taking up to 30 minutes. After that a taxi can take you between the terminals. If you need to wait for some time at the international terminal, Saphire D´consulate Lounge provides armchairs, sofas, WIFI, showers, food, coffee for 180,000 IDR p.p.

Indonesian domestic flights are often delayed, so please plan enough time for your travel and connections. Some airlines give only 15 kg free luggage but overweight luggage is generally charged at only 10.000-17.000 IDR per kg. If you mention with a friendly smile that you have dive gear, you may be able to check in overweight luggage without extra charge. Tall passengers should try to book a seat in the emergency exit row. Indonesian domestic airports charge a departure fee (none for transit).





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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.