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Underwater Photo Location: Alor

Underwater Photo Location: Alor

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Alor is a place for incredible surprises! Here nothing is guaranteed, but mola mola (sunfish), thresher shark, whale and marlin have all been seen many times. Napoleons, giant trevally, reef shark, turtles, barracudas, eagle rays, giant grouper, huge dogtooth tuna and more are usual encounters.

And that’s not all… These protected reefs have a lot more to offer - from intact coral slopes and walls to scenic rock formations, Alor will enchant everyone. The growth is exuberant, with such an astonishing variety of soft and hard coral that your will almost forget to breathe. Macro lovers will not be left out, critter diving is a highlight in Alor.

The colorful slopes of Pura Island are home of the cute mandarin fish, but also frog fish, blue ribbon eel, leaf fish, harlequin ghost pipe fish, pygmy sea horse, etc. In south Pantar the water is generally colder and the reef coverage is mainly soft coral. The fish life is amazing and an unbelievable variety of nudibranchs can be found. More north, the walls around Ternate offer beautiful underwater scenery, including caves and multiple overhangs; divers are often gently drifting, surrounded by schools of fusilier, sergeant majors and tuna.

Facts about Alor
  • It is in Indonesia
  • Alor is in the Asian Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 30+ Metres 100+ Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorewallnightdrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesdolphinsturtlescoral

Diving facilities
airhireguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideangle

by Gilles Brignardello
this was on the house reef inside a red gorgonia fan, this baby file fish is less than 1 cm long. gilles. Alor Divers

by Gilles Brignardello
alor divers house reef.

by Gilles Brignardello
not excatly marine life but ....

by Gilles Brignardello
Night dive at the house reef. I think it is impossible to get this shot if he was not asleep...this fish is usually so shy... Gilles…. Alor-Divers

by Gilles Brignardello
my first try with a snoot, luky this guy was not moving much.

by Tom Radio
Stargazer Alor, Indonesia

by Tom Radio
Orange Banded Pipefish Alor, Indonesia

by Tom Radio
Reef Shot Alor, Indonesia

by Gilles Brignardello
taken with a 150 mn, this allow me to take them before i get to close and they get scare away.

by Gilles Brignardello
the fishes are so busy eating the eggs that you can touch them with the dome .

by Gilles Brignardello
the traditional way of fishing in Pantar. this was NOT a set up, this guy was really looking for is lunch while i was at my safety stop. taken with Nikon 10.5 fish eye.

by Gilles Brignardello
nikon 10.5 . clear water , beautiful condition. Ternate island, Alor Archipelago

by Gilles Brignardello
she like to move fast, i had to spend quite a lot of time and many shot to be able to get 1 OK picture.

by Gilles Brignardello
pura island, Alor Archipelago. just lucky...

by Gilles Brignardello
wall diving at is best. Alor Island , Indonesia.

by Gilles Brignardello
usually not swinming around. Pura island , Alor Archipelago.

by Gilles Brignardello
lion fish and sun, only 5 metr depth. Alor archipelago.

by Gilles Brignardello
Empereur shrimp on sea cucomber. kalabahi bay, Alor archipelago.

by Oki Karyadi
alor east indonesia

by Babula Mikulova
nice red...

by Gilles Brignardello
i feel safe in my house...

by Alex Varani
"Polaroid" brainchild

by Gilles Brignardello
we don't see them so often, but when they come close ...really impressive...

by Gilles Brignardello
my favorite macro subjet

by Leena Roy
the hungry turtle

by Gilles Brignardello
taken in Alor Archipelago Indonesia.

by Matt Schafer
Moustache

by Conor Culver
"Bobtail Mine" part of my Underwater Surrealism series. The image is referencing how these animals burry themselves. The background is of an abandoned Mine in the Colorado Mountains

by Conor Culver
"Mandarin Sunset" part of my Underwater Surrealism series. This image is referencing when these fish are normally seen by divers at sunset

by Conor Culver
"The Ambassador" Sea snakes are similar to divers, they rise to the surface and go below back to the reefs. As divers we have to be ambassadors for the ocean, spread awareness and inform everyone about the oceans. This image symbolizes that.

by Andrew Mckelvie
Paddle Flap Rhinopia looked purple, but is magenta under the strobes

by Henrik Gram Rasmussen
Village kids from Saumlaki - diving for the Camera with home made googles

by Henrik Gram Rasmussen
White Anemoe Shrimp

by Conor Culver
"At the Base of the Tree" part of my Underwater Surrealism body of work. Hairy Squat Lobsters are found at the base of giant sponges. This image is referencing that, but on trees.

by Conor Culver
"Coconut Octopus House" the coconut octopus often uses bottles and other pieces of trash as a home.
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