We have now been in Ambon for nearly a month. As you can imagine, there is a lot to do. We need to build a Dive Centre, Jetty and a home, as well as get the boats, engines, compressors and equipment over here.
for the first few weeks we’ve been getting to know the place. We’ve been familiarising ourselves with the hotel, the food, the people and the general layout of Ambon. We’ve been having a great time, been meeting some lovely people….and, of course, discovering the joys of Indonesia bureaucracy.
Today was a great day! After many meetings with the contractors and architects, finally we broke ground and started work on the Dive Centre! It has been a lot of work to get this far and therefore great that we finally start to see progress.
The Dive Centre will be on it’s own little promontory, looking south east, across Baguala Bay. It’s a lovely view, as you can see. We will have a lovely little cafe/bar there too, so it will be wonderful to relax in after a wonderful day’s diving.
We hammered in the first posts to mark the corners, checked it is in the correct position (always important) and took some photos
So updates will be forthcoming! Please email us, post questions, whatever you need. Internet is a little flaky, but it is there. If we don’t get back to you straight away, don’t worry, we will get back to you as soon as we can.
And finally, for all you Neo fans, he made it safety and it very happy in his new home. He came, via ferry from Bitung, with Barb a few days ago, and seems completely at ease….