Scuba & Snorkeling in Alor Island

THE 5 BEST Alor Island Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Scuba & Snorkeling in Alor Island

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  • Dalia V
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went for solo diving in Asia island for the first time. My friends recomended me Air dive alor. I contacted Air Dive Center in Alor and everything was taken care of perfectly. Helpful information and recommendations made the trip very easy. The room was pleasantly surprised. Spacious, cleaned every day. The food was amazing, varied, fresh, excellent. Well maintained equipment, very professional organization of the whole day with 2 or 3 dives. I have been diving for 13 years and I have never seen such abundance and beauty of the underwater world. I sincerely recommend you to visit to experience it and see with your own eyes. It's imposible to decribe.
    Written 8 December 2023
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  • hidesert47
    Colorado11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come to Alor expecting pristine Indonesian dive sites, 30m visibility or more, dive depths from 5m to the deep blue, water temps from 17-29C, currents from zero to ripping, from any direction at any time. Worth it? Yes indeed! I dived it first in 2012 and again three weeks ago. Both times I chose Donovan Whitford for his knowledge, expertise, and organization, and I'd do it again.When you can do these gorgeous dives with someone who actually pioneered Alor diving 30 years ago, named many (most) of the dive sites, and can shepherd you through these currents likely better and safer than anyone else, why would you do otherwise?
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Lynn
    Singapore19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an incredible stay and dive with Nautika! Wish I have chosen a 10D package instead of my 6D hah. Which led me to plan my next dive trip after I landed 🤭
    1) Hansen, the resort owner, came across as sincere and trusting. This is the reason I decided on Nautika over other dive centers.
    2) The subsequent 6D stay and dive proved my decision to be correct and the journey (12 hours and 3 flights) was worth it.
    3) The entire team led by Hansen is amazing! They created a homey and comfy ambience at the resort. The other divers were equally friendly. I went alone but I felt like I was with family and friends. The staff would dine chat with us. Hansen would occasionally join us when he has the time. A few of us (staff and divers) chatted joked laughed drank every night when I was there.
    4) Alor sea is known for its current and I just finished my OW. But seeing my determination to practice, Hansen was very kind to take me and provided a guide for my fun dives. On my first day, I felt so protected in the water with my guide and other instructors around 🤗 easing my nervousness.
    5) My guide - Bagas is the best ever ! 🙏🏼 He was patient and sensitive to my discomfort underwater. This is important for a new diver to continue diving and to improve in this sports. To name a few examples,
    ~ He would hold on to me while I was clearing my mask in the beginning. Otherwise I will be sinking or floating upwards.
    ~ I was feeling uncomfortable underwater (due to the waves rocking the boat during surface interval) he would hold on to me again for some time while I moved effortlessly underwater giving me time for discomfort to clear.
    ~ Like an attentive teacher, he would signal me to deflate or inflate my BCD to achieve that neutral buoyancy. Eventually I succeeded in my last few dives.
    ~ Most importantly he would constantly check on me to see if I am ok.
    6) Lastly, the entire dive crew was very helpful on the boat.
    ~ Before diving
    They helped me wear my diving gear, my fins etc. I felt like I was a baby 😬
    ~ After diving
    I will remove my tank, my fins, all equipment first in the water and passed them to the crew.
    I just climbed up the ladder into the boat.
    ~ On the boat
    There was hot towel for the face.
    Cold jelly, tasty snacks, individual water bottle and hot beverages for the stomach.
    Big towel to dry ourselves
    Overall it was a memorable experience for a new diver like me
    Thank You Hansen , Bagas and the rest of the team 🥰
    Written 24 June 2024
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  • Jeannine
    San Clemente, California, Usa24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I dove with Alor in Dec 2022, right before everything closed down for the rainy season. This is some of the best quality diving I’ve had in decades. Reef and fish life is like the ocean was 20+ years ago. Mauricio is one of the best dive guides I’ve ever dove with. His enthusiasm about all the sealife and knowledge makes diving with him exceptional. I hope to return and dive with Lazy Turtle again in the near future. It’s a small operation, which makes is even more personalized.
    Written 11 January 2024
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  • Atourin
    Jakarta, Indonesia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We contacted Mala Tours to arrange our business trip for 4D3N in Alor, we were accompanied by Mika and overall we are very satisfied with the recommendations of our shooting locations. Mika is a reliable and well-connected tour guide in Alor.
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • dzulkeflee
    Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thomas runs his operation with lots of precision. From the hotel pick up time to the expected time of arrival back to the hotel, everything is spot on. Thomas is really a serious guy but sometimes if you're lucky, you might encounter his jokes. His team members are also hardworking and very friendly. Diving is his passion, so he knows his stuff. He will guide you around and show you the critters you're looking for if you ask him.
    Written 3 August 2017
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