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Dive Review of Alor Divers Eco Resort in
Indonesia/Alor Archipelago

Alor Divers Eco Resort: "Many Faces of Indonesia", Oct, 2023,

by Bela Asztalos, MA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12718.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 3 stars
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Comments I have visited Indonesia from Bali to Irian Jaya and in between several times before. All of my trips were at least very good. So, I continued to go there. Now, to the Alor Archipelago, one of the least visited parts of Indonesia. I organized the trip with two of my old diving friends from Hungary. We chose the Alor Divers Eco Resort on Pantar Island. The price was about half of other Eco Resortsí price in Indonesia. As everybody familiar with Indonesia dive resorts knows, the trip is long whatever part of the world you travel there from. I started from Boston. Because of the 12-hour time difference between Boston and Alor, I chose to stop in Doha for two days before arriving at Jakarta. My friends coming from Hungary flew via Istanbul. After a long wait in Jakarta, we flew to Kupang (Timor) by Batik Air and then continued to Alor with Lion Air. Even without a stopping it takes nearly two days of travel to Alor. A representative of Alor Divers waited for us and drove us through the west coast of Alor Island (an 1-hour drive) to board a small boat that transferred us through the Pantar Strate (about 45 minutes) to the resort. The sea was choppy and we were soaked in a couple of minutes after start. When we arrived, we learned that the boat anchors about 50 yards from the shore and a very small canoe transports people between boat and shore. The resort has 8 simple style wooden bungalows about 10 yards from the beach. We were l ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Caribbean, Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Palau, Sipadan, Socorro
Closest Airport Alor Getting There Boston-Doha-Jakarta-Kupang-Alor

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 65-80°F / 18-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or 2
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
UW Photo Comments There was no camera holding in the boat. No camera room in the resort. However, there was a big ta ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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