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Dive BlueMotion

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Banda Neira, Indonesia
About Dive BlueMotion
We are the first land based dive center in the Banda Islands, a group of 11 dreamy islands in the middle of the Banda Sea. Located at the seafront in Banda Neira, we are only a short speedboat ride away from a wide variety of unique dive sites teeming with fish, including breathtaking pinnacles, deep walls with beautiful swim-throughs and tightly coral covered slopes. All these different underwater topographies together with amazing visibility (50+ metres is quite common in certain times of the year) make these remote volcanic islands an ideal destination to dive in world-class sites far away from the crowds -you will literally have the dive sites for yourself and your group. Our dive center is managed by the German dive instructor, Tuta, whose intention is to generate a friendly and familiar atmosphere so that you are not only enjoying your dive experience in Banda but also the vibes of the islands. Diving with us means extended surface intervals with a picnic composed of local food, coffee and tea on one of the Banda islands' beautiful beaches. During your stay on Banda, you are also very welcome to hang out in the dive center for a chat or to have a closer look at our underwater library and species identification books. We speak German, English, Spanish and French, and can offer Open Water, Advanced and other courses (SSI) in German and English. Our friendly staff is a mix of European and Indonesian professionals that follow the highest safety standards and our equipment is new (Aqualung BCDs and Apeks regulators) and well serviced. You can find us next to the Hotel Maulana. Coming from Banda's main pier, turn left, walk 50 m along the road and the dive center will appear on your left-hand side. If you visit us just before sunset, you can observe the famous Mandarin fish in front of the dive center. Diving with us means you can plan a combined dive tour between Banda Islands and Ambon. Our dive center in Ambon offers access to an outstanding muck diving area with a great variety of critters to spot.
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Daoontheroad wrote a review Dec 2019
Perth, Australia14 contributions4 helpful votes
I spent three days diving with Blue Motion in October. The diving was incredible, fabulous varied sites and really stunning coral - especially at Lava Flow. The divemaster Rian was absolutely great.Really friendly, patient and professional and very good at finding the hammerhads with us ! I have dived with him before in Gili T and it was lovely that he remembered. There was also an interesting presentation on the coral spawning a the dive centre and then we did a night dive to witness this. Absolutely awesome experience, some of the best diving of my life, allt he staff were amazing. I am a divemaster with around 270 dives :)
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Date of experience: October 2019
marconetherlands2016 wrote a review Oct 2019
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands23 contributions2 helpful votes
Very good organised dive shop whith good motivated and friendly staff. The maximum number of divers per guide is four, but I had most time less. Based on experience/ level they splitt the groups. The staff is doing a lot for you, there are towels/ water on the boot, between the dives a nice meal and after the second dive tea with somd snacks. A small disadvantage is the trip to coma at Banda, but I was quite lucky that I had on both ways the fast ferry as planned. Advise take enough timee before and after you in case the transport change. I was lucky but dome other people had to change because the fast ferry was cancelled (they were able to fly the next day)
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Date of experience: September 2019
wklow wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore20 contributions19 helpful votes
After long flight and boat ride (5 hours) to the island. Reach this lovely island. The dive centre is easy to book for dives and locate upon the arrival of the island. When there to try our luck on the hammerhead shark, although we didn't see any but the dive sites are nice due to less divers. Also the coral are in healthy state as compare to alot of locations. The staff are helpfully and always there to give advise.
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Date of experience: October 2018
Julian S wrote a review Mar 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia81 contributions38 helpful votes
This was one of my best dive trips in Indonesia, especially the quite new coral garden at the bottom of the lava flow. The Divemasters are mainly local guys who have trained in Bali - all great fun but also take their work seriously. The lunch was rather tasty. I would us this dive centre again.
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Date of experience: March 2019
Ouzchee wrote a review Dec 2018
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First at all, you should put Banda Island on your buket list to dive. Greate visibily, colourful and healty coral. I really enjoyed diving with Bluemotion, the crew are amazing, very helpful and friendly.. The equipment is excellent. Can't recommend them highly enough.. hopefully can back again on next year..
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Date of experience: November 2018