Alor is located at the eastern part of East Nusa Tenggara Province. If you wish to fly to Alor, Kupang is the main hub to Alor, where you can get a flight to Mali Airport in Kalabahi, the administrative capital of Alor Regency. In Kalabahi, accommodations and small eateries line up along the road nearby the airport and also along the road to the pier.
Diving in Alor is remarkable and full of surprise. The water has become a regular cetacean migration route. Hence, you may encounter some whales’ species passing along, these giant mammals mostly appear in Alor waters rather than in any other area in Indonesia. Divers can also spot the Ocean Sunfish during mid year when sea temperature turns low, and another big things to watch are dolphins that often spotted jumping out of the water. You will not only encounter the big stuffs but also the creatures that need macro lens to be captured, such as nudibranch, leaffish, frogfish, the famous ‘nemo’, and other exotic macro biotas.
The regency consist of 20 big and small islands is Located around Pantar Strait, the meeting point of the Flores Sea on the north and the Ombay Strait on the south. The location has given the Alor waters unique current patterns. The strait between Pantar and Alor often becomes the convergence zone from Australia and the Flores Sea, where in the middle of the year cold current coming from Australia carries abundant nutrients which attracts big and small fish to Alor waters. Though in this period is the best time to dive in Alor, but it is necessary to remember that water temperature could drop to around 20°C.