Nautika Dive Alor
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- Exquisite location and a passionate and dedicated team
- Intimate atmosphere with just four guest rooms onsite
- Environmentally-conscious and socially-responsible dive resort
- Enjoy quick access to the Alor's top dive sites
Nautika Dive Alor is a stylish locally-owned dive resort located on the western coast of Alor, overlooking the Pantar Strait and Pulau Pura. Born from a desire to provide world class dive services, Nautika excels beyond expectations in almost every way. Despite its remote location, this small dive lodge delivers high-standards of hospitality, alongside a wealth of dive facilities often reserved for far larger operations, including top-spec equipment and a convenient camera room. And, with some of Alor’s top sites just a stone’s throw away, there’s little more you could ask for.
About Nautika Dive Alor
Nautika Dive Alor is located in Alor Besar, on a beautiful stretch of coastline known locally as Molugara Beach, not too far away from the most popular dive sites. The first and the only PADI dive resort in the Alor Archipelago, Nautika was inspired by a passion for diving, environment and education, with the heartfelt mission to provide safe and memorable underwater experiences. This establishment is also owned and operated by Indonesian dive professionals, who have taken a leading role in helping the local people grow and develop.
The resort welcomes divers of all levels and experience, from budding marine enthusiasts looking for a trustworthy dive centre for their courses, to underwater photographers and videographers searching for their next award winning subjects. Divers of all kinds can rest easy knowing that Nautika’s safety standards are rock solid. But, when it comes to hospitality, they value flexibility above all else featuring a team of passionate and professional individuals who are dedicated to turning your dreams into reality.
Explore the resort
Nautika Dive Alor features just four rooms to accommodate divers, guaranteeing a peaceful and intimate atmosphere at all times. Although the rooms vary in size, all are equipped with an ensuite bathroom and are similar in style and amenities. Guests can choose between a variety of sleeping configurations, with king, twin, and bunk-bed options.
This small resort’s setting is one of its defining features, boasting a beautiful and spacious beachfront courtyard garden furnished with comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks. Here, guests will also find the ocean view dining area with large arching doorways and windows framing the spectacular vistas beyond. Meals generally come in the form of delicious home-cooked buffets, though a la carte meals can be created to cater to specific dietary requirements. Afternoon teas are also available here, with refreshing beverages and local pastries served with spectacular views as the sun begins to descend towards the horizon.
Diving from Nautika Dive Alor
Nautika’s dive centre is equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable and enjoyable scuba diving experience. The building includes a well designed, clean and secure equipment storage room, as well as a fresh water shower and rinsing area. Experienced divers will appreciate the option to use 31% nitrox, while underwater photographers are catered to with an air-conditioned camera room featuring an air blower, tools, cleaning kit, and charging points.
A comfortable fibre-glass dive boat is on hand to transport guests to and from the best sites and comes fitted with emergency equipment and hospitality amenities, as well as a top deck for taking in the view. Warm, dry towels, windbreaker jackets, snacks, individual water bottles, tea and coffee are all available on board. Top-quality, well-maintained equipment can be rented from the dive centre - including Sherwood Silhouette BCDs, Mares Avanti Quattro fins, and Aqualung 5mm wetsuits - with everything except dive computer and gloves included in the price. Range of PADI scuba certifications can also be undertaken, from Open Water to Divemaster, and night dives can be arranged.
- Packages include either two or three dives a day, or, you can customise your own itinerary with Nautika Dive Alor’s a la carte diving option.
- Remember to bring extra cash and all the essentials from home - you’ll struggle to find ATMs and shopping opportunities in this remote region.
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
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, Specialities