Dec 23, 2013

Alor Divers Photo Contest 2013

A quick reminder for divers who were diving with us in 2013: the deadline to submit UW photos taken during 2013 in Alor, is end of January 2014. This year's judge is known slovenian UW photographer Borut Furlan. And the prize is 9 night stay in Alor Divers ;-). If you forgot the terms and rules, you can find the information at Alor Divers News (scroll down the page!)

Dec 14, 2013

Combine dive holiday: Sulawesi & Alor

Some of you might not know: there is flight from Makassar/Ujung Pandang (south Sulawesi) to Kupang (Timor NTT) every Tue, Thu and Sat. From Kupang it takes only a short flight to reach Alor.   

Thursday is possible to connect Makassar to Alor in same day! Tue and Sat need a transit night in Kupang...
FYI : we can organize all your domestic flights ;-)

Dec 10, 2013

Ship wreck in Alor ?

Few days ago we got a shocking news that a cargo ship sank in Pantar Strait, between Pura and small Kepa Island. Accident happened due to complications in a strong current,  subsequent hull leak and  sinking of a boat. As we understand, boat was first a grounded on pinnacle formations that are rising to the surface (one of pinnacles is famous dive site Kal's Dream but it was not touched by this incident). Fortunately the crew of 16 (including captain) was rescued by local fishermen and authorities from Kalabahi - Alor. Whirlpool, created by strong currents, engulfed the boat and pulled it to greater depths. We haven't been to the location yet, but our source tells us the boat might be around 40mt depth, still visible from the surface.

Dec 7, 2013

Another great dive in Current Alley!

Yesterday we had again a great dive in Current Alley...: giant travallies, black tips, white tips, grey reefs and looooads of fish! Today in Apuri and Ternate : 2 frog fish, turtle, sea snake, tuna, blue spotted ray and many nudies! And that was the last "official" diving of this year. Tomorrow all guests leave the resort and we start full on with some renovations (much was done already in last month) and wet season break preparations.

Dec 3, 2013

Diving season 2013 is closing soon

December is the best time to plan a long break (due to heavy rains and reduced visibility). Diving is nevertheless good considering conditions, actually often real "fishomania" with all the fish feeding on suspended particles! 

Rhinopias species are still in the Bay (as well as many other critters that we saw during the year) and there seems to be a bloom of Harlequin ghost pipe fish. 

November/December is also a great time for nudibranche lovers, we noticed -as usual for this time of the year-  an abundance in their numbers and variety. Few days ago divers had a great time on a house reef, encountering an Eagle ray, black tip and a turtle on a single dive! Not bad for closing the season ;-)
We are very happy with diving in 2013! We had some very exciting dives, in general witnessed great reef life and some stunning pelagic encounters !!