|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.