Alor offers many dive sites, these can be divided into two main areas, Pantar Strait and Kalabahi Bay. Alor has rugged mountains that plunge into the 1000m deep Pantar Strait. Crystal clear waters, deep seas and frequent current combined with Alor's location within the marine diversity hot spot of the coral triangle means that the reefs and corals are some of the healthiest and diverse in Indonesia. There are sites for all levels of diver some sheltered and some with strong current. We carefully consider your preferences and experience level when selecting dive sites.
Whip coral shrimp
Baby frog fish
This area is outstandingly beautiful with pristine reefs, vibrant coral and amazing diving. The volcanic topography, clear deep water and frequent current nurtures very healthy reef systems and clouds of colorful fish. In the deeper waters large pelagic species such as Dolphins, Whales, Sharks, Sunfish, Rays and Tuna are present.
Although Alor is famous for current, some sites can be dived with calm conditions giving divers the chance to admire the coral and search for rare macro subjects such as Rhinopias Scorpionfish and Ghost Pipefish. Other sites offer chances of big fish in stronger currents.
Pinnacles, caves, walls, slopes and a jetty offer a wide range of dives. Highlights include Hammerhead and Thresher sharks, volcanic bubbling sand and the highest density of anemones in rhe world.
This huge bay about 15 KM long by 1 KM wide has deep water, mild currents and an amazing amount of marine life with incredible Macro and Muck diving found on the diverse dive sites. There are walls, slopes and a jetty with hard and soft coral as well as black sand and muck sites. Feather Stars and Fire Urchins crowd some areas in unbelievable numbers. Frogfish, Mandarinfish, many species of Pipefish, Seahorses, Rhinopias, Wonderpus, Blue Ring Octopus, Nudibranchs and Harliquin Shrimp are all present.
Alor has spectacular night dives which give the opportunity to see many kinds of octopus, squid, cuttlefish, crabs, shrimps, basket stars and bobbit worms that only appear at night. Other animals such as frogfish, ghost pipefish, scorpionfish, lionfish, eels and nudibranchs become more active or are much easier to spot by torch light. Dive sites with colorful sponges and soft coral become much more vivid and colorful as torch light reveals their true color.
OUR FAVORITE DIVES
The following are videos from some of our dives with guests, we hope you enjoy these as much as we have.