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Alami Alor Indonesia - 5 Days

Alami Alor, sundeck, sunshine, sea, parasol

Where is Alor island and Alami Alor Resort?

Directly east of Komodo and north of Timor-Leste, the Alor Archipelago comprises of 20 islands and 17 sub-districts. Although Alor’s popularity isn’t up there with the more well-known Raja Ampat or neighboring Komodo Island the waters around the archipelago offer equally fascinating spectacles – if not better. Nomadic Scuba believe that the lack of popularity is based on the lack of knowledge as Alor island is truly a well kept gem of a diving location.

There are at least 50 dive spots stretching from Alor Island to Pantar Island, and several islets around them. Some of the best sites are found along the Pantar Strait. Those who have visited Alor speak of the unbelievably beautiful sites and the aquatic life within. To paraphrase a rather high ranking PADI official friend of ours…”Alor is the best kept secret in the world, don’t tell too many people too quickly!”

So who to pick

Alor has a number of dive operators available and setting the standards and sitting pretty as the highest rated resort is Alami Alor. With the resorts popularity growing exponentially it can be very difficult to get a last minute booking at Alami Alor and as such, Nomadic Scuba plan to book the resort for one week during 2020. Keep checking back or even better, sign up to our newsletter and make sure you don’t miss out on this great adventure next year.

Alami Alor has various packages to suit their guests requirements.

Dive packages range from USD1170 for 5 nights & 6 dives to USD3060 for 14 nights & 24 dives this is definitely the go to place for building a bespoke package for you.

The resort dive boats leave daily, morning and afternoon with so many dive locations right on their doorstep it makes for a comfortable days diving with returns to the resort for lunch and at the end of the day you can relax in the beautiful surrounds, cocktail in hand watching the sun go down.

Alami Alor also accommodate non-divers so your partner can relax whilst you dive into the beauty beneath.


Day 1
Check in, relax & prepare dive equipment

Day 2
Diving day

Following breakfast you can elect to complete 2 dives in either the morning or afternoon.

Day 3
Diving Day

Following breakfast you can elect to complete 2 dives in either the morning or afternoon.

Day 4
Diving Day

Following breakfast you can elect to complete 2 dives in either the morning or afternoon.

Day 5
Non-diving day

Dry your gear, relax at the waters edge or why not add-on a local tour. Speak to us about your options.

Day 6
Check out

The Alor international airport is just 40 minutes away y road.

Example for 5 nights

  • Water front Bungalow, spacious room with double bed, air conditioning, open-air bathroom with hot shower, shaded terrace with sun loungers, 3 freshly prepared meals per day, coffee, tea and drinking water, home-made cakes and snacks, laundry service, wifi in communal area, government taxes.

Additional costs

  • Airport transfer is free on Sunday and Wednesday all other days are $60 per car each way, Nitrox, dive insurance, travel insurance, bar expenses, additional purchases made at the resort or local area.


How do we get there?

The main flight is from Kupang, Timor to Alor. From the Western US: Singapore Airlines Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong) China Airlines (via Taipei) Delta (via Sydney) Garuda Indonesia (codeshare with China Airlines) Qatar Airways (via Doha and Singapore) From the Eastern US: Cathay Pacific (via LAX or SFO and Hong Kong) China Airlines (via LAX or SFO and Taipei) Delta (via Sydney) Garuda Indonesia (codeshare China Airlines) Qatar Airways (via Doha and Singapore) From the UK: Garuda Indonesia (Codeshare Etihad Airways from MAN, direct to Jakarta from LGK) Qatar Airways (Via Doha) Emirates (Via Dubai) Singapore Airlines (Via Singapore) Thai Airways (Via Bangkok) From Europe: Qatar Airways (Via Doha) Emirates (Via Dubai) Singapore Airlines (Via Singapore) Thai Airways (Via Bangkok) DOMESTIC Garuda Indonesia (connecting from Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Labuan Bajo and Makassar to Kupang) Wings Air (connecting Kupang to Alor) Transnusa (connecting Kupang to Alor) Please note domestic schedules can change each year, so please contact us for the most up to date information

Do I need a visa?

Visitors to Indonesia from many countries now receive a free VISA-on –Arrival when entering through 5 different ports in Indonesia, including DPS (Bali International Airport) and CGK (Jakarta International Airport.) Please note that if you enter with the Free VISA, you must exit at the same port – no exceptions. If you plan to enter and exit at different ports, or you hold a passport from a country not on the Free list, you must purchase a Visa-on-Arrival for USD $35. This can be done upon entry before immigration.

How long can I stay in Indonesia?

The standard VISA-on-Arrival allows you 30 days in the country. If you are planning to stay longer and explore Indonesia, this VISA can be easily extended for an additional 30 days through a VISA agent or immigration office in many cities throughout the country. Let us know if you will be spending some extra time exploring the area. We have been almost everywhere in Indonesia and are happy to make suggestions or give you tips.

I have to spend a night in Bali or Jakarta. Any suggestions?

Bali If your stay in Bali is merely for overnight transit, we recommend staying near the airport, Nomadic Scuba has a partnership with a the Diana Suites (5 minutes from the airport) and a private taxi driver available, speak to us and we can arrange this for you. Jimbaran or Kuta are the closest areas to the airport that offer a wide choice of hotels and restaurants. There is also a Novotel inside the airport that is very convenient if you do not plan to visit Bali but are just using it for overnight transit. For those wishing to stay in Bali for a day or two while recovering from jet lag, Ulawatu is a great place to enjoy white sand beaches with smaller crowds and Seminyak is quite popular for its shopping and restaurants. To soak up a bit of Balinese culture, try a couple days in Ubud. It is very easy to book hotels or villas in any of these areas via search engines on the Internet. Jakarta For stays in Jakarta we highly recommend staying close to the airport to avoid the infamous traffic. The most popular airport hotel is FM7 and it is reachable by airport shuttle.

Can I add any other destinations?

Of course. We have a number of operators all through Indonesia and are happy to help organize a bespoke package for you. Just ask and we will be happy to guide you through the options.

Price From USD $ 1,645/person
Total $ 1,645 USD

Trip Facts

  • Open Water Diver
  • Yes
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