Photo: Deserted beachfront east of Maumere.

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Diving around Maumere

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Diving in the Maumere area ranges from muck diving and shore dives through to trips to the offshore islands and wreck diving.

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When we dived here, we spotted the elusive mimic octopus, a curious cephalod that specialises in imitating other creatures as a survival technique. We also spotted flying gurnards, mantis shrimp, reef cuttlefish and an absolute profusion of nudibranches, as well as some pretty coral gardens bouncing back from the 1992 damage. Fish aren’t as impressive, but the critters are first-rate.

Even if you’re not staying at a hotel that offers diving, they can likely accommodate you if you call ahead. Make sure that a boat is going out the day you want to dive, as Maumere can get quite slow tourist-wise.

Both Ankermi and Sea World have an attached dive shop.

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