Diving in Alor
Alor is considered to be one of the best kept secrets for nice muck-diving and amazing encounters of bigger animals like sperm whales, sharks or huge pods of dolphins. Even the infamous Mola Mola is often around and is likely to see. Muck-diving in Alor is very diversified and really incredible as you can find many strange and bizarre critters. Meet colorful rhinopias and beatiful nudibranches like you never did it before. Alor is a real highlight for macro lovers. Mandarin Fishes, frog fihses, pygmy sea horses and many different pipefishes are very common around Alor. The local reefs are still untouched and diving there offers a great alternative to many mainstream destinations of Indonesia. Ýou will find a wide range of hard and soft corals and big schools of fusilier, sergeant or tuna. In total there are at least around 50 divesites in Alor with many different highlights.
Above water Alor is a real superb travel destination for all nature lovers. As a highly volcanic region you are going to find an awesome landscape and active volcanos that erupts almost every 30 minutes. Many exotic birds are home to this area. The climate of Alor is pleasant: from early April to October it's almost dry and nights are often cold. Due to the lack of standing fresh water around Alor, mosquitoes are rare to encounter. During our cruises in Alor we are going to visit different small villages and get in touch with the local people. Alor is well known for it's communicative people and their playful kids. As a matter of fact the local fishermen try to catch their fishes in an environmentally sustainable way to protect the local reefs and fish population.
Depending on the itinerary the cruises might start in Maumere and end in Alor or vice versa. Maumere itself is a small port town and counts about 70,000 residents. The Wai Oti Airport is linked to Bali's international airport in Denpasar which makes Bali to the perfect international hub for flights to Maumere. At least one flight is operated each day from Bali. The flight itself takes about two hours. If you wish to visit Bali as well it's really easy to combine both destinations.
We try our best to show you all highlights of Alor. Therefor we planned our itineraries carefully and found a good mix between activities under and above water. You will have enough time to enjoy lonely beaches, active vulcanos and a fascinating underwater world during our cruises.