Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores

Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores

Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores

Ankermi Happy Dive Center, Maumere, Flores
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What to do?

 

DIVING

There are nearly 30 different dive sites around Maumere Bay and the islands. For dives to the islands we leave early in the morning and go by boat to Pulau Babi, Besar and Pangabatang. These islands can be seen from Ankermi's Resort and it takes us about one hour to reach them. Around the islands there is a great selection of walls, drop offs, slopes, channels and platforms overgrown with hard and soft coral which are a habitat for a large number of fish and other marine animals.

Just around the corner from the Ankermi Happy Dive Resort there are several areas for ‘Muck’ diving - searching for rare, strange critters which are living in the sand and mud. A Japanese shipwreck from the Second World War is reached by foot prior to the dive or with the ‘Happy Dive’ motorized canoe.

Nightdives are done just outside the resort or about 300 meters away in the Ankermi bay.

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LEARNING HOW TO DIVE

Claudia is a Swiss OWSI PADI Instructor and teaches the courses in English or German. We certify from beginner levels (Open Water) up to Divemaster level. We have PADI Course books in English, German, French and Dutch, but if you make your course bookings early enough, we can order books in other languages. Depending what course you wish to take you will have to plan to stay a few days.

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SNORKELING

We offer snorkeling trips out to the island of Pangahbatan and Babi. You leave Ankermi Resort in the morning, snorkel all you want , eat the lunch on the beach, snorkel some more and then arrive back in the late afternoon. The coral reefs here are quite pretty with colorful reef fish and corals and with luck you can also see turtles, sharks, mackerels, rays and possibly bumphead parrotfishes. Prices

You can also snorkel just outside our resort on a small coral reef or about 300m away on a patch reef in Ankermis Bay. Both reefs are quite small and an area to do muck snorkeling.

IMPORTANT: Spearfishing is prohibited in Indonesia and not tolerated by us! Collecting of marine specimens from our marine environment is forbidden!

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Arriving on the island on a snorkeling trip from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Arriving on the island

 

Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive: Beautiful coral reefs

Beautiful coral reefs

 

White beach as long as you can see during a snorkeling trip from  Ankermi Happy Dive

White beach as long as you can see

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Babi island

 

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Babi island

Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive: Fresh fish on the fire for lunch

Fresh fish on the fire

Lunch during a snorkeling trip from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Lunch

 

On the way back to the Ankermi Resort

On the way back to the Ankermi Resort

Arriving back from a snorkeling trip from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Arriving back

OTHER ACTIVITIES

A lot of our guests like to just spend their time relaxing, lying in one of our beach chairs, sunbathing or reading a book. But starting from Ankermi Resort you can also do day trips to the surrounding islands, villages and mountains.

CLIMBING GUNUNG (MT.) EGON

Gunung Egon is an active volcano and can be seen from Ankermi's Resort. Please check with us, if you are allowed to climb up or not, the volcano erupts every other year with smoke and ash (Blog about the volcanic activity) and then it is not possible to climb the volcano, but when it calms down again you can go up until the crater rim. The view here is spectacular deep crater with steep holes where sulphur and steam come out. Volcanic activity is daily monitored and recorded in the volcanologic center in the village of Nangatobong about 3km from Ankermi's Resort. The workers there are very friendly and will be happy to show you the infrastructure for measuring and recording the activity of Mt. Egon. If climbing the Egon is possible we will happily profide you with all the information you need about where to start the climb and how to reach the summit.

Climbing Egon volcano

Climbing Egon volcano (2009)

 

View down to the Bay of Maumere

View down to the Bay of Maumere (2009)

 

Climbing Egon volcano

Climbing Egon volcano (2009)

Egon volcano erupting (2004)

Egon volcano erupting (2004)

 

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  Crater of the Egon volcano

Crater of the Egon volcano (2007)

 

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  Crater of the Egon volcano

Crater of the Egon volcano (2007)

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Vulkan Egon

Crater of the Egon volcano (2009)

 

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Vulkan Egon

Crater of the Egon volcano (2009)

 

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Vulkan Egon

Crater of the Egon volcano (2009)

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Vulkan Egon

Crater of the Egon volcano (2010)

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Vulkan Egon

Crater of the Egon volcano (2010)

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Vulkan Egon

Crater of the Egon volcano (2010)

HOT SPRINGS

Hotsprings abound in Indonesia because of all the volcanoes. The hot springs lie to the west and only about 8km from Ankermi's Resort close to the village of Belidit. You turn to the right just after the village and walk for about 40 minutes through the forest and along an edge until you reach the hot springs. The hot water runs into a river and you can choose between hot, warm or cold water for your bath!

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  Walking in the jungle

Walking in the jungle

 

Everything green... in the jungle

Everything green...

 

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  A huge tree!

A huge tree!

Ankermi Following the river bed

Following the river bed

 

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  The limestone caves

The limestone caves

Bathing near the water fall

Bathing near the hot springs

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  Beach at Ankermi's Bay

Beach at Ankermi's Bay

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  Maumere Bay coast

Maumere Bay coast

Excursions from Ankermi Happy Dive:  Maumere Bay

Maumere Bay

ARAK PROCESSING

Arak, the local spirit is made from the fruit of palm trees in the villages around Ankermi's Resort. The juice is collected in the morning and the process starts shortly after that. The juice is heated in a earthenware pot on a fire and distilled through bamboo pipes to make arak.
About 30 minutes walk away from Ankermi Resort.

SALT PROCESSING

Around Nangahale (north of Ankermis) a lot of people extract salt from the seawater by evaporation. The large salt stones are sold to farmers. The minerals in the saltstones are important for the health of their cattle.

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Nangahale: salt and coconuts

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

The salt is produced by evaporation of seawater

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Large saltstones for the cows

LIMESTONE CAVE

There is a limestone cave full of bats in Patiahu only 4km eastwards from Ankermi's Resort. It is a nice walk up the hill and through coconut plantations.

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Batcave

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Small bundle of bats

 

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Batcave

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Two gekos

Ausflüge ab Ankermis Resort:  Den Bach hinauf

Geko

 

IKAT WEAVING

There is a small village near Geliting where you can see the whole process from making thread out of cotton to dyeing them in natural colors and then setting up all the threads and tying them down in a ikat pattern to setting up the loom for weaving.

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Preparing the cotton thread

 

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Winding the thread

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Ikat: Tied into bundles and tightly wrapped with coconut fiber

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Preparing the colors for dyeing

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Preparing the Indigo color

Babi island: Snorkeling trips from  Ankermi Happy Dive

Ikat-weaving

MARKETS

There are several local markets around the area on different week days and at different places. At these markets the villagers from up high in the mountains come to sell their goods often dressed in colorful Ikat weavings. They all sell a big variety of food, vegetables, fish, animals, bamboo, Ikat, soaps and often some very unusual things. We can provide you with information which market can be visited on a particular day.

 

OVERLAND TOURS TO KELIMUTU, LABUAN BAJO, ALOR

TOURS

Karte von der Insel Flores, Nusa Tengarra Indonesien

Ankermi Happy Dive Resort doesn't offer organized overland tours, but of course we can help you to contact a driver and guides. The village of Moni and the colored lakes of Kelimutu volcano are not so far away from here, you can do a day trip (start early!) and be back by evening.

Alor can be reached overland and with ferries from here. We can give you the up to date information when you visit our Resort.

Labuan Bajo (and the Komodo islands) lies in Western Flores and is§ over 500km from Maumere. To get there it takes a minimum of 2-3 days overland, the road is very curvy and not everywhere in good shape. You can also organise a car and a driver. The trip is through very nice landscapes and interesting cultural site and really is worth duing it. You pass the villages of Moni, Ende, Bajawa and Ruteng. You can also fly to Labuan Bajo from Maumere, but not daily.

PUBLIC BUS

It is possible to go by public transport (busses) all the way through Flores. We recommend you stop at some of the villages and towns and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Flores island, the nature, volcanoes, traditional villages, people, art and wildlife. We have a small libary with travel books so you can look up all the information you need.

TRAVEL

An easy way of traveling from one town to the other is by “travel”. This is a comfortable, private car which holds 6 seats. It collects the passengers and when it is full, it will start the journey. It is not as cheep as the public bus but much more comfortable.

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Sunrise over Kelimutu

 

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

 

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

 

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

 

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

Moni: Kelimutu volcanic lakes

RELAXING AND RESTING

Isn't one of the main goals for your vacation to relax and enjoy?! Well, that is really easy to do at our resort and on the beach - sunbathing, reading books, collecting shells, watching sunsets, talking, eating well and watching the starry sky......

Sonnenbaden bei Ankermi Happy Dive

Sunbathing

 

Reading a book while lying on a plattform at Ankermi Happy Dive

Reading a book while lying on a plattform

Sunbathing at Ankermi Happy Dive

Watching the sunset on the jetty

Sunset at Ankermi Happy Dive

 

 

Reading a book while lying on a plattform at Ankermi Happy Dive

 

Sunset at Ankermi Happy Dive

 

Sunset at Ankermi Happy Dive

 

 

Sunset at Ankermi Happy Dive

 

Sunset at Ankermi Happy Dive

 

Ankermi Happy Dive

Address:
Ankermi - Happy Dive
Watumita, Flores, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia

For information or bookings please e-mail us ( ). If you don‘t get a reply in 2 days, try again, the mail might have been lost or we can’t connect to the internet....
Mobile phone number - IMPORTANT - please send SMS or Whatsapp, don't phone: +62-812 466 96 67
We speak English / Wir sprechen Deutsch (und Schwiizerdütsch!) / Berbicara Bahasa Indonesia
Design and photos Teresa Zubi www.starfish.ch