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Dive Review of Nautika Dive Resort, Alor in
Indonesia/Alor, East Nusa Tengarra

Nautika Dive Resort, Alor: "World class tropical reef diving", Aug, 2022,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 12035.

Photos Submitted with this Report


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Scorpionfish Scorpionfish Hard coral reef, Anenome City Blur ribbon eel Cockatoo waspfish,
Razorfish. Kalabahi Bay View from Nautika resort over Alor strait. Frogfish Moray eel Nembrotha
Frogfish, Leaf scorpionfish

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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I had heard great word of mouth reports about Alor, and my expectations were fully met. I rated Alor as second only to Tubbutaha in the Philippines for tropical reef diving, as the latter is much more remote from human settlement than Alor dive sites, so is more untouched. The reefs at Alor were as rich & healthy as I have seen in other parts of Indonesia (Komodo & Raja Ampat), with excellent hard & soft corals at most sites, & on the wall dives, vividly col ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Nautika Dive Resort, Alor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali, Komodo, Rajah Ampat, Lembeh, Manado, Ambon) Cocos Islands, Mexico (Cozumel & Soccorros) Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives, Mozambique, Bahamas, Red Sea, Roatan, Philippines, Hawaii (Kona, Maui)
Closest Airport Mali Airport, Alor Island Getting There Flew from Denpasar Bali to Kupang West Timor, then to Mali airport on Alor Island. Had to over night in Kupang as there is only 1 flight Kupang > Mali per day, this leaves @ 8:30 am in the morning so does not really connect with flights from other parts of Indonesia. The resort is about 40 minutes drive from the airport.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 24-28°C / 75-82°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-35 M / 98-115 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The usual - no deco diving, sols diving, don't harass the marine life.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No fresh water rinse tank on the boat, but quite a well set up camera room at the resort. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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