Keywords:Ambon, Diving, Indonesia, Muck, Scuba, diving
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“Muck diving” is not exactly a household term but it is well known among SCUBA divers… particularly those of us who like to tote our cameras along. The ecology of a muck dive is vastly different than that of a stereotypical dive. Basically, it’s diving in a junkyard. Instead of a colorful reef full of soft and hard corals we find discarded automobile tires, lost tennis shoes, glass bottles, and plastic of every kind. So, why does one dive in the muck? The black sand substrate found in these locations provides a unique habitat for exotic life that is not readily found elsewhere. Ambon Bay in Indonesia is a paradise for muck diving enthusiasts. A week at Maluku Divers in January of 2016 provided all the footage I needed for the video below. In fact, 90% of the material was shot on just a single night dive in Ambon.