Step well off the beaten path with us in outback Indonesia, this tour takes us to a collection of remote islands which lie east of Bali. We’ll be diving two distinct regions, Komodo and Alor are part of the Nusa Tenggara chain and are characterised by stunning landscapes, rich and healthy reefs and abundant marine life.
This tour will be led by Paul “Duxy” Duxfield, a well known and widely published photographer who will be giving talks, workshops and a general helping hand to all photographers on the tour.
Offering some of the finest diving to be found anywhere in Indonesia both destinations offer everything from big pelagics like Mantas and Hammerheads to rare critter life and seemingly endless coral reefs. Enroute we’ll take time on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons and deserted beaches and coves. This tour is fully guided by a member of the Dive Safari Asia team.
Day 1 - 2 // Bali
Arrive into Bali. Meet the group and your trip leader, welcome to Indonesia dinner. The following morning, we check in for our flight to Alor.
Day 2 - 9 // Alor Island
Based from the beautiful Alami Alor Resort our time will include daily morning and afternoon dive sessions at a variety of spectacular sites in the area.
Highlights include Clown Valley to see anemones, the Cathedral Area to see underwater volcanic rock and caves, the Great Wall of Pantar and Maria’s Coral Garden which teem with underwater life. Also included is a half day land excursion to visit local villages plus beachside BBQ.
Day 9 - 15 // Komodo National Park
Check out and transfer to the airport for our domestic flights to Labuan Bajo. Here we will be transferred by boat to Komodo Resort. We will have spectacular full day dive sessions where highlights include Manta Point, Tatawa Besar for reefs and turtles and Tatawa Kecil for dramatic underwater scenery and canyons. Throughout our stay at Komodo Resort we will also take a day trip to the island of Padar, and another in search of the Komodo dragons living in the wild on Rinca island.
The Alami Alor is an intimate resort situated on a remote and quiet bay which combines luxury accommodation and delicious locally inspired food. Your bungalow sits on the waterfront. The bedroom is air-conditioned, and there is an open-air garden bathroom. There is plenty of outdoor seating, with hammocks and loungers.
The Komodo Resort which is set on its own private island in a secluded area of eastern Indonesia Not only is it within range of some of Komodo’s finest snorkeling sites, it has a spectacular and pristine house reef, powder white sand beaches for afternoon relaxation and accommodation finely in tune with its surroundings. The abundance of pristine reefs, islands, islets and sandy bays found within range of Komodo Resort would take a lifetime to explore.
Land Price - £3,295 per person
Single Supplement - £495 per person
There are many flight options leaving from the UK to Indonesia's two major airports - Bali, Denpasar (DPS) and Jakarta (CGK), all of which fly indirectly via Singapore (SIN), Dubai (DXB) or Hong Kong (HKG) with an average travel time of 15-17 hours.
From the US flights also route indirectly via Hong Kong (HKG) or Tokyo (HND) with an average travel time of 18-22 hours.
Enquiry for Alor and Komodo Dive and Photo Safari │ Mar-Apr 2019
Phone: 0117 369 0443
4.6 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH