- Stunning, secluded location at the heart of Alor’s beautiful natural landscape
- Outstanding packages for divers including unlimited diving on the house reef
- Excellent photography facilities including a modern camera room
- Dozens of local dive sites including reefs, muck sites, and current-swept pinnacles known for hammerheads
Located amongst the remote islands of East Nusa Tenggara, between Komodo and Raja Ampat, Alami Alor offers world-class diving right off its shores - with everything from large pelagics cruising the reef to critter-rich muck. This boutique resort hosts just 12 divers at a time in total luxury, with personalised service and stunning natural surroundings. Make the most of your time here with flexible dive packages and a spectacular house reef, plus excellent facilities for photographers, one-on-one workshops, and sublime dive services both above and below water.
About Alami Alor
Alami Alor is a boutique resort built specifically for dedicated divers looking for a touch of exclusivity. The spacious property accommodates only 12 guests at a time, with the remote tropical setting boosting the intimate atmosphere. Guests are given the flexibility to plan their own dive schedules and site selection, tailoring their perfect dive holiday from a choice of 34 spectacular sites. There’s also unlimited diving available on the house reef which offers a rich ecosystem full of macro life, resident turtles, and baby reef sharks. Other diver-friendly details include modern camera facilities, expert local guides, and small group sizes.
The resort’s location at the edge of Kalabahi Bay - itself a world-class muck dive - offers speedy access to the central and northern Alor sites. From hammerhead sharks to rhinopias and mandarinfish, the sites here boast unsurpassed biodiversity and variety to satisfy any diver’s interest. Alami Alor’s relaxed setting is packed with personal touches to make your stay feel like a private getaway, and there’s plenty to do when you’re not in the water. Between dives, you can have afternoon tea delivered right to your sunbed, or explore the local Alorese villages with a personal guide.
Explore the resort
Alami Alor’s grounds provide perfect seclusion, with lush tropical trees and flowers offering shade from the Indonesian sun and surrounding each bungalow for natural privacy. All guests enjoy meals and snacks as a part of their stay with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served in a stylish lounge and dining area - and afternoon refreshments delivered straight to your terrace. Meals highlight local flavours and utilise the freshest local ingredients, including sustainable seafood and tropical produce. The open-air lounge doubles as a gathering point for social guests, with comfy chairs and couches and a waterside sundeck.
This small, intimate resort accommodates just twelve guests at a time, allowing for personalised attention throughout your stay. Snorkelling and diving are possible on the Alami Alor house reef and from the dive boat, with a variety of sites catering to groups with non-divers. In the nearby village of Takpala, guests can browse the local markets and take part in a performance of the traditional Alorese lego-lego dance. Visits to nearby viewpoints and villages can also be arranged by staff. Best of all, after a long day of fun and sun, you’ll slip straight into relaxation with a perfectly appointed bungalow that feels more like a luxury home away from home than a hotel room.
Diving from Alami Alor
Alami Alor offers easy access to over 30 dive sites within the biodiverse Pantar Strait. This area offers a great variety of diving, with thriving coral reefs and critter-rich muck. Plus, up-close encounters with hammerhead sharks, especially between September and November. This resort’s all-inclusive dive packages are designed for individual flexibility, allowing guests to dive as much as they want on their own schedule - by boat and from the shore. Night diving is also possible here, offering even more cool critter action. And, best of all, many of these sites are so remote, they’re usually reserved for liveaboards - so you’ll likely have them all to yourself!
Each boat dive includes a maximum of six divers, modern safety equipment, and eagle-eyed local spotters to help you find all the most exciting aquatic animals. You’ll also enjoy unlimited coffee, tea, water, and homemade snacks throughout each dive day. Visitors can dive the black sands of Alami Alor’s house reef as often as they want at no extra charge - home to a surprising amount of pint-sized wildlife including seahorses and ghost pipefish, to blue-ringed octopus and the rare Ambon scorpionfish. Back at the dive centre, guests have access to individual equipment lockers, well-maintained rental gear, nitrox, and a dedicated air-conditioned camera room with personal workbenches, charging stations, rinsing tanks and storage areas.
- This resort is available for full or half charter, catering to intrepid groups of six to 12.
- Join a custom one-on-one photography workshop to take your underwater photo-skills to the next level!
- Pack plenty of pocket cash and all the essentials from home - banks and shops are scarce in this remote region.
- Visit between September and November for the best chances of spotting Alor’s famous hammerhead sharks.
A small amount of every dive booking is contributed directly to the local Alorese government to help with the conservation projects and preservation efforts of Alor Marine Park. Alami Alor’s dive staff are also committed to protecting the reef by ensuring all divers practice good buoyancy, avoid accidental interaction with the reef, and including the appropriate use of reef sticks or hooks in dive briefings.
Diving in Alor
Hammerhead sharkMarch - May and September - December
Schooling reef fishMarch - December
Cryptic ScorpionfishMarch - December
Clown frogfishMarch - December
Pygmy seahorseMarch - December
Unique crabs & shrimpsMarch - December
Healthy coralsMarch - December
Walls & pinnaclesMarch - December
Plentiful reef lifeMarch - December
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