Dive Alor with Mermaid Liveaboards, the ultimate liveaboard adventure. Alor is the largest island of an archipelago of over 90 islands in the south east of Indonesia. Discover a hidden gem nestled in the eastern part of Indonesia’s vast archipelago. With its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and diverse marine life, Alor has become a paradise for diving enthusiasts who look to dive in the last frontier of East Indonesia. We invite you to embark on an immersive journey into the depths of Alor’s underwater realm, where vibrant coral reefs, thrilling dive sites, and extraordinary marine biodiversity await.
When you dive in Alor, you are greeted by a living tapestry of colors and life. The crystal-clear waters surrounding the island reveal a kaleidoscope of coral gardens teeming with an incredible array of marine species. Majestic sea turtles glide gracefully through the currents, while schools of vibrant tropical fish dart between the corals. Every dive in Alor is a mesmerizing experience.
Alor offers an impressive selection of dive sites suitable for divers of all skill levels. Among the most famous is the Alor Strait, where strong currents bring nutrient-rich waters that attract an abundance of marine life. Here, you can encounter schools of barracudas, reef sharks, and if luck is on your side, even the elusive hammerhead sharks. Pura Island boasts stunning soft coral gardens, while the world-renowned muck diving site of Kal’s Dream is a must-visit for divers seeking unique encounters.
It is a true paradise for those passionate about macro photography and critter spotting. The volcanic black sand slopes harbor a wealth of unique and rare marine creatures. Seahorses, ghost pipefish, nudibranchs, and flamboyantly colored mandarinfish are just a few examples of the captivating critters that inhabit these waters. Alor’s dive sites offer a dream come true for underwater photographers and enthusiasts in search of rhinopias.
Alor is not only captivating underwater but also offers a cultural experience like no other. The island is home to various indigenous tribes, each with its distinct traditions and way of life. Venturing ashore, you can witness traditional dances, explore local markets, and immerse yourself in the warmth and hospitality of the Alor people. This unique blend of cultural immersion and diving adventures makes Alor a truly unforgettable destination.
Why dive with Mermaid Liveaboards?
There are reasons why both Mermaid I and II every years voted for the last decade among Top Ten World Best Liveaboards. We are five stars liveaboards that provide luxury and exceptional service through our friendly, experienced & professional crews. Our consistency in conducting high quality, environmentally friendly operation while at the same time supporting the local people has brought us our most significant achievement: high level of repeater guests.
We are excited to announce that Mermaid I has added exclusive Alor cruises to her itineraries! Mermaid II visits Alor as part of an extended liveaboard cruise. This fantastic destination can be combined with a cruise to Komodo, or as part of a Banda Sea or Forgotten Islands tour. Check out the trip itineraries on below links:
Read on for dive maps, the best time to go, and water temperature information, or contact us when you are ready to book your Alor diving trip.
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