There are many stories about diving. Only some will keep in mind because they talk about a hotel. Lady Di has been there, also Mick Jagger. The story is again about a far-flung island world; Vasco da Gama discovered it 500 years ago for Portugal. Later on the dutch came. The Moluccas has been exploited as Spice Islands – the nutmeg-trees characterize the landscape even till today. It’s unique, also under water. The small island Banda Naira is situated in the south-east. It is a dive centre there and the hotel Maulana, constructed in colonil style near the small harbour.