Diving in Alor
Diving in Alor and the waters of Nusa Tenggara Timur brings a constant source of marine life surprises, with a wealth of small creatures to big fish and mammals. There are a wide variety of dive sites to be explored during our liveaboard trips, from muck dives in the bays of Beangabang and Kalabahi, to the always fishy Alor Kecil and the colourful walls of Pulau Reta. The Indonesian government has recently agreed to protect this area in order to secure a safe route for migrating cetaceans as they pass through the straits to their feeding grounds in the deep waters of the Banda Sea.
Alor liveaboard trips offer divers the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular and untouched coral reefs in Indonesia along with the chance to witness unique behaviours of the many rare and wonderful critters to be found in the Pantar Strait. Divers can expect to see Rhinopias (lacey scorpionfish), pygmy seahorses, manta rays, schools of trevally and even the occasional whale! Departing from Maumere or Kupang, our 7 -10 night dive trips not only take you through the wonders of the Pantar Strait but to lesser dived areas including Rusa, Adonara and Serbete. These areas offer unique habitats, coral reefs, pelagic action, macro critter spotting and the opportunity for island visits.
Damai I and Damai II liveaboards offer a range of trip dates to ensure you can experience this superb destination in depth. Dives in Alor are also offered within our Banda Sea and Forgotten Islands itineraries so you can explore more stunning Indonesian reefs. Liveaboard trip dates are listed below, simply click on the link and then choose your cabin and youll be diving in Alor in no time!
If you are flying through Maumere, maybe you would like to take an extra day to visit the natural wonder of Kelimutu volcano with its tri-coloured crater lakes. Combine this with an opportunity to witness the local ladies weaving traditional ikat and you will have your chance to buy some authentic souvenirs. Contact our reservations team to organise your bespoke land tour.