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Dive BlueMotion

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Jl. Pelabuhan RT 03 no. 14, Banda Neira 97593, Indonesia
+62 910 21022
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Great dives, excellent staff

I've spent - again - two weeks on Banda Neira to dive with Divebluemotion and I hope very much that... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
Elizabeth E
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
via mobile
Perfect owc

Just finished my owc at Blue Motion and couldn't imagine a better place of doing this. Very... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
Albert S
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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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Jl. Pelabuhan RT 03 no. 14, Banda Neira 97593, Indonesia
+62 910 21022

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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I've spent - again - two weeks on Banda Neira to dive with Divebluemotion and I hope very much that I can return some time as I had a really good time. The weather wasn't favourable but I could do 18 dives and had the...More

Thank Elizabeth E
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Just finished my owc at Blue Motion and couldn't imagine a better place of doing this. Very professional, well organized, flexible and amazing friendly crew who seems to have very much fun in their work. Besides that the location is awesome, nice terrace with a...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Did a refresh dive here after not diving for many years. Marieke was amazingly patient and helpful. This is a fantastic shop-new equipment, attention to safety and detail. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Great, professional, instructors. They are friendly people who really care and take care for/of the coral reefs and the environment on the Banda islands. Would recommend to anyone coming to Banda Neira.

1  Thank Tom G
Reviewed December 21, 2016

The diving is really amazing with Blue Motion! We saw our first Hammer-head shark! The corals are amazing with a lot of special fish! The crew is super friendly, good and professional. We really enjoyed our stay!

1  Thank Sophia B
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Diving and snorkeling are an absolute must when in the Banda Islands. Dive Blue motion provides your one stop place for all your diving needs. They have very good dive gear for rent at very reasonable prices and offer diving tours to the many excellent...More

Thank AndrevdM
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Diving with Dive BlueMotion Banda was really one of the best experience we ever had. We stayed in Banda for 5 days ( which definitely is wasn't enough ) and did 7 dives with them. For the price you pay, you really get what you...More

Thank lilkelvz
Reviewed November 14, 2016

We stayed for 8 nights on Banda and were very impressed by Kuta and his team. The dive guides may be young but they certainly know what they are doing. Dive groups are small and guest satisfaction is high on their agenda. Their equipment is...More

Thank EvelynEngland
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

I did my OWD there and some additional dives and it was amazing. The stuff is super nice and safe issues are the best! If you want a nice atmosphere, nice people and diving in beautiful areas than you have to go there! I will...More

Thank merschch
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We have been with a group diving with BlueMotion in April 2016. Tuta, the owner, his wife and the whole staff are very professional and super friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much. The dive sites we have been are very interesting and BlueMotion is...More

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January 14, 2017|
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Response from TeamBlueMotionBanda | Property representative |
Hi, The best times are March till mid May and September till beginning of December. Cheers
Laurie L
November 27, 2016|
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Response from TeamBlueMotionBanda | Property representative |
Dear Laurie, It is hard to say, as they do not give much notice before they start operating again, but based on previous years I would not count on the flights being restored before well into February. Kind Regards, Rafa