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Dive Review of Alor Divers in

Alor Divers, Sep, 2006,

by Michael Bode, N/A, Germany (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 3141.

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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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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 visits.
My opinion: Best land based dive operation in Alor.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 20-28°C / 68-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 20-30 M / 66-98 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Follow your computer and stay out of deko.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments There is a big table for uw-equipement in the dive shop with charging facilities. Also a big enough table in each bungalow.
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