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Dive Review of Alami Alor in
Indonesia/Alor Island

Alami Alor: "Best Resort Diving in the World", Oct, 2023,

by Michael Wood, WA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 12611 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Alor has it all: Astonishing reefs/walls/overhangs, soft coral, hard coral, enormous swarms of tropicals, sharks (occasional hammerhead), giant ocean sunfish (occasionally), scores of leaping dolphins (not on dives but on boat rides), fabulous muck day & night. The most pristine marine environment I've seen anywhere in the world from a land based resort. Only liveaboards in Raja Ampat can exceed its beauty, diversity, visibility.

Alami Alor has first class cabins with outdoor showers/bathrooms. It's a small (7 cabins) boutique resort at the end of the road on Alor Island on Forbidden B ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Alami Alor   Alami Alor

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, Maldives, PNG, GBR, Philippines, Hawai'i
Closest Airport Alor Getting There From Denpasar, Bali: Late morning LionAir to Kupang, overnight, morning flight to Alor. A pain, as they've been cancelling the usual afternoon flight from Kupang to Alor, forcing one to leave a day earlier and overnight in Kupang. Stayed at Aston Hotel, ok but one of our group had his 22" roller bag stolen out of the lobby under the watch of the bellman. Never recovered, no responsibility taken by hotel.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 74-81°F / 23-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-200 Ft/ 23-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions ~60 minute dives, generally not below 80 ft. 28-29% nitrox, intentional as precaution against down currents.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Huge, varied opportunities for both macro and wide angle. Stunning colors, textures, fish life, soft & hard coral. Great camera room. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Valera Sakhnenko in ON, CA at Dec 07, 2023 15:19 EST  
Thank you for your review. I am planning to go there.
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