Our Dive Centre
Nitrox and air fills
3 - 5mm Wetsuits in a range of sizes
Located in the middle of Alor Kecil village.
Our custom built speed boat
Located on the shores of Alor Kecil village, Lazy Turtle Dive Alor is based in the heart of Alors' best diving. The amazing reefs and world class macro sites are all reached within minutes of us.
Our speed boat Naughty Nudi picks up and drops off directly in front of the centre with our wonderful boat crew trained to handle your equipment with care. On the boat we carry emergency oxygen, a first aid kit and our BCD’s all have an SMB in the pocket. We enjoy seasonal fruits and homemade cakes during our surface intervals on the boat.
Lunch is served at the dive centre, Indonesian cuisine of locally sourced fresh produce prepared by our in house cook. Relaxing in the Lopo (Alorese style hut) is great way to enjoy the down time between dives making the most of the breathtaking views. You might even spot the dolphins as they jump and play in front of us. Afternoons are a treat here watching the sun set beyond the Pantar Strait.
Enriched Air (Nitrox)
12L DIN and INT tanks
3 - 5mm Wetsuits in a range of sizes
Torch and dive computer rental
Camera bench and charging stations
Fresh water shower and bathroom
Drying racks and gear storage
Oxygen and First Aid kit
Comfortable lounge area and garden
Seasonal fresh juices available to order
Lazy Turtle Dive Alor is led by Nico and Tamar and supported by our dedicated team from Alor Kecil and the surrounding villages. We love our environment and are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint. We compost our organics, separate our plastics, bottles, cans and cardboard for recycling and participate in beach clean ups, We support local NGO’s including Thresher Shark Indonesia in their efforts to promote recycling and waste management programs, empower local youth and environmental protection.
I learned diving in 1998 at the age of seventeen in the cold, murky waters of France. Needless to say, scuba diving didn’t become a passion right away. Only after diving in the warm, crystal clear water of the Red Sea and seeing my first fish, did I decide to do my Divemaster in Bali in 2006. I then became an instructor and travelled and worked around the world for 15 years. I have now decided to settle down and chose Indonesia for its relaxed and peaceful way of life and Alor for the beauty of its coral reefs and the richness of its marine life. I hope to keep diving here with you for as long as I can.
My underwater life began on the 4th of August 2013 when I reluctantly agreed to do a discovery dive, mostly so that my boyfriend at the time would stop nagging me to try it once he’d seen how much I hated it. Only I didn’t hate it and 4 months later I was a divemaster, and an instructor 18 months after that. It wasn’t easy. I needed a lot of patience and kindness to become truly confident in the water. One of my greatest joys has been paying back that support, helping anxious divers become confident, competent and happy dive buddies.
I adore muck diving, but one of the main attractions of Alor for me is the chance to see big pelagics. Will I finally get to see a whale shark?
Back on land I think it’s safe to say I’m probably the only baroque recorder player in Nusa Tenggara Timur.
Dive Master Trainee Program
Lazy Turtle Dive Alor is passionate about working with the local community to ensure the youth of Alor have opportunities for education and development. In partnership with some of our generous customers from both Australia and the UK we are training two young Alorese to become dive masters. Currently we have funding to support one DMT for a full 12months where they will learn not only diving, but all the necessary skills to be a fully qualified divemaster ready for employment. The programs includes PADI certifications from Open Water through to Dive Master. Amri is an enthusiastic and capable young man who loves a laugh, and will be eager to assist with everything and anything around the dive centre.
Amri joined the DMT program while completing his final year of a farming degree at Universitas Tribuana Kalababhi. He was a appointed as Group Leader for the Conservation Champions Program run by Thresher Shark Indonesia in early 2021 initiating a rubbish management program for his village. Amri joined the DMT program as he is a keen swimmer who is interested in marine conservation.