Journey to this remote corner of Indonesia and dive some of the most pristine reefs found anywhere in the world. We have been visiting Alor for many years and it continues to be one of our most exciting and popular locations! Situated in the heart of the “Coral Triangle” you can expect to drift past and over seemingly endless sloping reefs and walls that are completely carpeted with an unreal variety of hard and soft corals, sponges, and sea fans. The Alor area also plays host to some larger pelagic residents such as schooling hammerheads and mola-mola with the right moon phase, the occasional thresher shark, and of course big schools of fish. Alor is not just a place for big fish and beautiful reefs, it also has some truly world-class muck diving where rhynopias, frogfish, ghost pipefish, and a surreal amount of nudibranchs are regularly spotted. If that’s not enough, blue whales are often seen from the dive boats at certain times of the year as well as residential pods of dolphins and melon head whales, which come together from time to time to form an awe-inspiring superpod!
We base ourselves on the secluded island of Alor with the area’s premier dive resort, Alami Alor. At this well-established boutique dive resort we will have nearly exclusive access to the areas best reefs and critter sites, not to mention unlimited access to Alami’s house reef which offers a mix of coral and outstanding critters- including a residential colony of mandarine fish just a few feet from the jetty.
Private boat trips and small groups take you to the most outstanding dive sitess in the area, exotic marine life is guaranteed with your stay backed up with the comforts of a beautiful resort in complete seclusion.
This is an ideal tour for those who are very keen photographers as the area is not only highly photogenic, but the resort is well set up for people with large cameras with their spacious and well-equipped camera room.
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Alami Alor is an intimate resort with 14 guests maximum giving it a very personal feel. It is situated on a remote and quiet bay and combines luxury accommodation with 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. There is also a dedicated camera room.
Alami Alor Dive Boats
Spacious fiberglass speedboats with enough room to easily store dive equipment and cameras. The boats do not have a toilet on board but do offer a full canopy for sun protection and a ladder to help exit the water. Distances from the resort are short, maximum 30 minutes but typically 10-20 minutes.