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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Ankermi Happy Dive in Maumere, Flores

 

We are a Swiss-Indonesian Dive Resort located directly on the idyllic beach of Watumita in the Wairterang Bay, about 30 km east of Maumere (Island Flores), easily reached by car or bus. Ankermi is the perfect place to relax and find peace amidst nature, enjoy the impressive scenery or explore life underwater. Our 7 bungalows overlook beautiful Maumere Bay with its calm waters and islands.

Sit on the veranda outside the bungalows and read a book, drink your afternoon tea or watch the sun setting over the bay. All bungalows are built from traditional materials and design and have room for 2 persons plus a child (which can sleep on the upper floor under the roof), with western and Indonesian style toilets and cold showers. All four-poster beds have mosquito nets and fans are provided in all bungalows.

We have put a lot of thought into landscaping our resort - white sand covers an area for relaxing with beach chairs and hammocks, there is a rice paddy (the rice is used for your meals) and three fishponds with tropical water flowers to complete the serene and natural atmosphere. (Photos)

Our restaurant offers a choice of meals for lunch and dinner. Our menu includes Indonesian and Western cooking. We think of our place as a "home far from home", a place where you can take a break from your travels and just relax. Let yourself be spoiled and cared for in the family atmosphere of the resort and on-site dive center (Happy Dive). Enjoy your stay here and become a member of the "Ankermi-family".

And then there is the great diving, of course!

Maumere bay offers incredibly diverse diving. The islands Besar and Babi are surrounded by large corals reefs and are easily reached by boat from the Ankermi Happy Dive Resort. Here you will find beautiful underwater landscapes with gorgonian sea fans, hard and soft coral and large sponges. The dive sites are mostly walls and steep drop offs with moderate currents so you can make a nice drift dive. We also do some challenging dives, where the currents are stronger and big fishes like barracudas, jacks, tunas, eagle rays and sharks show up. There are some good sites where you can snorkel, always accompanied by our boat.

You dive in a small group - not more than 6 divers but more likely less, with one of us (Kermi or Claudia) as a dive guide. Claudia is a PADI OWSI Instructor and Kermi a PADI Divemaster, also called “eagle eyed” Kermi because he finds even the smallest critters.

Starting from Ankermis Resort we also do a lot of muck diving, all dive sites are just around the corner and a maximum of 10 minutes away with our boat. Our muck is really good!! Mostly gentle sandy slopes with a few coral heads and sponges and an incredible variety of unusual critters. During the day you might find frogfishes, rare scorpionfishes, mimic octopus and wunderpus, nudibranchs, mandarin fishes, mantis shrimps, commensial shrimps and crabs, seahorses, flying gurnards, stonefishes and a lot more. Perfect for macro photography!

A large World War II wreck lies about 300m from Ankermi Happy Dive Resort in diveable depths. It attracts a lot of fish, groupers, mackerels and sweetlips and is nicely covered with sponges and small corals.

We have been diving the dive sites in Maumere Bay since 1998 and have become “macro lovers” and muck divers and we have made this a speciallity of our dive center. Of course we still appreciate and enjoy the big fish and reefs around us in Maumere Bay because every day there is a surprise for us waiting under water....!

We hope to see you soon!

 

Kermi and Claudia

 

 

 

 

Ankermi Happy Dive Resort

 

 

 

 

Maumere, Flores, Indonesia

 

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort
Accommodation

 

Kermi, Claudia, Ardjuna

Kermi, Claudia, Ardjuna
About us

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort

Ankermi - Happy Dive Resort
Restaurant

PADI dive Courses

PADI dive Courses
Our Dive Center

Let's get into the water!

Let's get into the water!
Prices

 

Open water students

Open water students
Dive courses offered

Dive trips to the islands

Dive trips to the islands
Boat trips

Huge sponges under water

Huge sponges under water
Dive sites

 

Marine life: giant gorgonian sea fans

Marine life: giant gorgonian sea fans
Gallery

Snorkeling trips

Snorkeling trips
Details

Volcanoes, beaches and jungle

Volcanoes, beaches and jungle
Possible activities

Sonnenuntergang im Resort

The Ankermi Resort
How to get to us?

 

About us

Ankermi Resort exists since nearly 20 years, so many guests know us from Moni or from Wairterang and we hope to see you all again in our new resort at Watumita Beach (built in 2007, just 2km from the old Ankermi resort)! Ankermi was founded by Kermi (diver, cook and chef), and later on Claudia came along and stayed. As life and love goes, we got married and we have a son, Ardjuna.

We are very happy, that we found Watumita, because we love to live in the area. We have made friends here over all those years, and enjoy a great neighborship. We have been part of traditional ceremonies and have noted the traditional rules and their influence in the daily life of the people here, we learned about traditional medicines and healers and we have witnessed sad and happy occasions. Life here has never been boring and we hope it will stay this way in the future.

Through all the years of working with tourists we enjoyed our life and job and we met many nice, interesting people from all over the world. We won many new friends and have kept in touch with them over the years.

Our new hobby is to grow organic vegetables and rice. We are lucky to have plenty of water and so we can grow rice and vegetables. Many guests have wished to be part of the experience of working in a rice field or in our little garden - for us a daily challenge because we are still learning how to plant and look after a garden...

 

We would also like to thank all the photographers which have allowed us to use their pictures and all the modells which have posed for our photos: Family Beukers, Michelle and Tom, Nicole and Jörg, Teresa, Verena and Stefan, Harry and Eveline, Thomas, Karin and more guests (the mermaids didn't want to go online, just wanted to stay under water...)

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 (text message), 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