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Dive Review of Alami Alor in

Alami Alor: "Amazing Diving and a Beautiful Resort", Nov, 2019,

by Lisa C. Evans, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 11707 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments What a beautiful resort, in a quite remote area. It's a 50 minute ride from the airport, which is quite small. On a long bay. About half the dives are muck dives - black volcanic sand or brown sand and bommies (house reef.) Incredible sea life and healthy corals.

Package included 3 boat dives a day and unlimited house reef diving. We did boat dives 2 morning, 1 afternoon or 2 morning and 1 night. House reef for the 4th dive of the day. It was worth it to dive it repeatedly - an especially great night dive. Other sites varied a lot - from sloping reefs with large numbers of fish, to piers, muck dives - lots of variety.

Currents were moderate to mild, except going to the Pantar Strait, which had strong currents.

Off-gas day was spent snorkeling with mola-mola, which was also incredible.

The resort was very comfortable, with interesting and delicious food, very nice staff and good divemasters. Great camera room. Everything was laid out very nicely.
Websites Alami Alor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving GBR, Philippines x 5, Raja Ampat x 3, Komodo, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Lembeh, Caribbean, Bali, Palau, Yap, Red Sea, Maldives, Ambon, Sulawesi, etc
Closest Airport Alor Getting There Flight from Jakarta requires an overnight in Kupang. I flew from Ambon.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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Subscriber's Comments

By Graham McGregor in Kilmacolm, GB at Oct 26, 2021 14:49 EST  
Did you encounter any pelagics? Sharks, rays, mantas?
By Michael Wood in WA, US at Nov 22, 2021 00:17 EST  
I was there in 2018 and encountered Hammerheads and Mola-Molas. No mantas or whale sharks, as luck would have it. Coral reefs are unbelievably pristine, rich, fishy. Photographers paradise.
By Graham McGregor in Kilmacolm, GB at Nov 29, 2021 12:48 EST  
Michael What time year did you visit?
By Michael Wood in WA, US at Nov 29, 2021 12:54 EST  
April, 2018. Scheduled to go back next June, 2023 if their area opens up to tourists by then.
By report author: Lisa C. Evans in CO, US at Nov 29, 2021 20:58 EST  
There were large schools of large fish on several dives, and sharks in current alley. The mola mola encounters were snorkeling on our off-gas day and were truly incredible.
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