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Dive Review of Alami Alor in
Indonesia/Alor

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

by Lisa C. Evans, CO, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 11707 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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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.

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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 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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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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