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Dive Review of Alor Divers in

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Bode, N/A, Germany
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 3141
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, PNG, Solomon
Islands, Indonesia 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
20   to 28    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 30    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Follow your computer and stay out of deko.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
There is a big table for uw-equipement in the dive shop with charging
facilities. Also a big enough table in each bungalow. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
Alor Divers is a new dive resort situated on Pantar Island which was just
in the process of 'soft opening' when we arrived there in September 2006.
You can stay comfortably in one of the six new and spacious bungalows on
the beach. All bungalows have hot & cold showers, western style toilets
and big verandas. The dive shop is well organized and professionally
maintained. A big restaurant with lounge and small library invites guests
to relax in the shade. Very good French-Slowenian-Indonesian-Cuisine.
The 140 HP-powered dive boat reaches all dive sites in Pantar Strait in 5
to 30 minutes. All other land based dive operations in Alor have to pass
the 15 km long Kalabahi Bay before they reach the dive spots. Alor Divers
are much closer to the main dive spots and the accomodation is better than
in town where we usually had to stay when we dived Alor.
The house reef is a steep slope with wall sections in between. Good
coverage of soft and hard coral, eagle rays and critters. In August there
may be surge caused by the east wind. Very good visibility, great macro
opportunities but not as much big fish we had seen during our 4 previous
My opinion: Best land based dive operation in Alor.
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