With its eclectic mix of marine life and diving experiences, Alor’s aquarium offers encounters with big marine life, colourful reefs and an assortment of critters. It's simply, world-class.
This diving adventure to the Alor Archipelago, one of eastern Indonesia’s remotest locations, offers an enchanting allure to experienced divers. Alami Alor Dive Resort is perfectly located for diving in the Pantar Strait, an area in the Indonesian Throughflow where large volumes of water flow from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. Subsequently, there are thrilling dive sites here, offering encounters with blue whales and other large pelagic species. In addition, there are muck diving sites to be explored and plenty of critters to be identified.
Alor is an underwater photographer’s paradise - you’ll need both a macro and wide-angle lens. Marine life offers a bit of everything from pygmy seahorse and rhinopias to colourful coral walls and encounters with sharks, rays and whales.
Time your visit with the full or new moon for amazing hammerhead shark encounters.
Day1: Depart the UK for Jakarta, Indonesia
Day2: Arrive Jakarta, overnight stay
Day3: Fly to Alor and transfer to resort
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Alami Alor Dive Resort. Check in for a ten night stay and enjoy your first evening at leisure.
Days4-11: Diving adventure in Alor
Your dive package includes three guided boat dives per day day for eight days. As a general rule the two morning dives will take you out to the Pantar Strait where you can expect encounters with large pelagic species and amazing coral reef diving. The afternoon dive will be in Kalabahi Bay (close to the resort), and this is where the critters steal the show. Dive sites visited each day will be dependent on local conditions. Depending on the timing of your stay, expect to see dolphin, whales, rays, hammerhead sharks, rhinopias, nudibranch, octopus and plenty more.
Day12: Day at leisure
Enjoy your last day by either relaxing in resort or organising a local excursion.
Day13: Fly to Jakarta, overnight stay
Today you will be transferred back to the airport and begin your journey home. An overnight in Jakarta is required here due to flight schedules.
Day14: Fly back to the UK
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight to the UK, landing later the same day.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 14 daysfrom £3,345 pp
When to go: Mar-Dec
Included in the price/package:
Flights from the UK
2 nights hotel in Jakarta
10 nights resort in Alor
All meals in resort (breakfast only in Jakarta)
8 days, 24 guided boat dives
Unlimited shore diving
Tanks and weights
Marine park fees
Located in the far eastern reaches of Indonesia, the Alor Archipelago consists of 20 islands. Home to the Pantar Strait Marine Park, here you will find a bountiful marine life boosted by strong currents, and some of the best preserved coral reef systems in Indonesia,
Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, blue whale, eagle ray, rhinopias, pygmy seahorse
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Muck diving, Reef diving
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Located in Kalabahi Bay on Alor in eastern Indonesia, this small dedicated dive resort offers exceptional service and magnificent muck and coral reef diving opportunities for avid scuba divers.