Alor

Alor liveaboard dive cruise holidays

ALOR

Alor found in Eastern Flores offers a completely new and unexplored destination for the adventurous diver looking for an alternative to the busy hotspots of Asia. You will join a small exclusive list of divers who have ventured here to discover the rich treasures underwater.

It is a well kept secret and offers up amazing opportunity to encounter rare and beautiful species such as the Rhinopias along with plenty of pelagic and all within a stunning landscape fringed with volcanos and beauty. Indeed one research expedition here met with over 1,200 species of fish, many previously unrecorded to science and this was only a brief research !

Our cruises around Alor and Flores provide you with a wide range of underwater dive possibilities – many amazing Muck dives, with schooling fish and sharks wreck dives from WW2, virgin reefs boasting vibrant soft corals and stunning hard coral formations.

There are also some fantastic topside adventures with village visits and expeditions encountering the famous locals known for crafting their own homemade goggles and love of the underwater environment.

Liveaboard Diving in Alor

Above water the region is shaped and defined by the incredible volcanism of the region and as we cruise through we encounter one of Indonesia’s most active volcano ! Eruptions occur almost every half an hour presenting you with a breathtaking photo opportunity whilst you relax between dives. Depending on your wishes we can offer you extra land excursions to discover the local Lizard dragons (related to the Komodo dragon close cousins), and visit the local cultures who have safeguarded their traditions and customs through the ages – megalithic tombs, and symbolic architecture unique to the area representing the ever present spirits and infuence of male and female ancestors.

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 ,critters, including the rare Rhinopias and Wunderpus, some high voltage big fish dives Mola Mola, Hammerhead Sharks , pods of Dolphins, and if you are lucky Sperm Whales or Blue Whales migrating through the Pantar Strait or resting in Kalabahi Bay.

In total there are at least around 50 dive sites in Alor and something for everyone. Above the water Alor is a fantastic travel destination for all nature lovers. As a highly volcanic region you will experience stunning landscape and active volcanos that erupts almost every 30 minutes. Many exotic birds call this area home .

Cruise Holiday Information

The climate of Alor is pleasant: from early April to October it’s almost dry and nights are often cold. Onboard Calico Jack offer some interesting land adventures , such as visiting hill tribes or the famous three-coloured crater lakes of Kelimutu and meet the children of Alor who love to dive down to meet you with their famous wooden goggles are also a highlight on a trip in this area.

Calico Jack departs from Kalibahi harbour 45km the Airport of Alor island, located in East Nusa Tenggarah in Eastern Flores, serviced daily from Bali, by Lion and NAM airlines.

We also have itineraries that depart from Alor and continue through the wilds and far East of Indonesia to Sumlaki – the forgotten Islands please check our schedule for details.