Alor & Lembata – 7 nights


Destination: Alor & Lembata


Departure: Kalabahi


Arrival: Kalabahi


Note: This itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, flight timetables and other unforeseen circumstances.

Sample Itinerary


Day 1 Board the stunning Tiaré, your home for the next 7 nights, in Kalabahi, Alor Island and be ready to depart around 12pm. Day 2 After getting settled on the boat and orientation, you’ll have an easy first day in Kalabahi Bay. Mucky Mosque and Rocky Church are two of the excellent muck dive sites we will visit and you might even see the Rhinopias, master of camoflague. Diving at night means you’ll also get the unique opportunity to see strange creatures even more incredible than the ghost pipefish, soft coral crabs, frogfish, wunderpus and mimic octopus, snake eels, sea moths, sand divers and many other remarkable creatures found during the day. Day 3 The Alor/Pantar Strait has a vast rage of sites; from shear drop-offs, jutting rocks, and shallow reefs where colourful corals can be seen in their full glory. You will see the famous diving villagers of Here you can see Pura Island diving with only homemade googles fashioned from wood and the ends of glass bottles. Diving during these days at sites like Yan Village, Clown Valley, large pelagics pass through the Pantar Strait and if we hear of whales, dolphins or sunfish, we’ll have the chance to go hunting for them in the tenders and snorkel if we find them. Day 4 Dive today at Beangabang in the famous Lembeh Strait. This is a protected bay where the water is a little cooler and night dives are incredible for macro life. Recent spottings here are: blue ringed octopus, coconut octopus, frog fish, rhinopias of various kinds, wonderpus, frogfish and ghost pipefish. Day 5 Off the southern coast of Pantar and Pulau Kambing the marine life is plentiful thanks to upwellings and swells from deep under the sea. Because of this large pelagics are often seen feeding. There are a number of other sites around these islands that we will possibly dive and see all kinds of incredible marine life. Day 6 More big fish and possible sharks await arounf Alor and Pura Islands. The water is beautifully clear in this area with visibility up to 30 metres but the currents can be strong, so these dives can be challenging. The challenge is all worth it though for the whitetips and huge grey reef sharks, tuna, grouper, sunfish, manta rays and even whalesharks and pilot whales if you’re lucky. Day 7 Back to the great muck diving in Kalabahi Bay, you’ll dive twice in the morning and then have a wonderful land excursion to a traditional village on the island of Alor. Day 8 After a last breakfast and goodbyes with the crew it’s time to disembark in Kalabahi.
 

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East Flores & Alor – 7 nights


Destination: East Flores & Alor


Departure: Maumere


Arrival: Kalabahi


Note: This itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, flight timetables and other unforeseen circumstances.

Sample Itinerary


Day1 Board the stunning Tiaré, your home for the next 7 nights, in Maumere and be ready to depart around 12pm.  Day 2 Your first full day of diving wil be arounf Serbete Reef and Adonara Island, just east of Flores. Serbete Reef has shallow reefs and coral gardens with walls where reef sharks, turtles and pygmy seahorses have been spotted. Moving to to the southwest corner of Adonara Island, you’ll be looking out for juvenile harlequin sweetlips and barramundi cods in the shallow reef. The reef then slopes down to around 25 metres, where varied nudibranchs, white tip reef sharks, and blue spotted stingrays live. Rhinopias have also been spotted here, including the weedy and paddle-flap scorpion fish varieties.  Day 3 Beneath the impressive active volcano Gunung Api, north of Lembata Island, you’ll be diving incredible sheer walls, plateaus and overhangs covered with hard coral and black sand. Reef sharks patrol the reef looking for pray and plenty of smaller critters living in the black sand are common sights here. Day 4 On day 4 spend the day experiencing world-class muck diving to the south-west of Kawula Island. Tanjung Waiwowan is known for sightings of allusive scorpionfish that camouflage themselves on the coral slopes. You’ll may also find various pipefish, and octopus, including the blue ringed octopus and wunderpus. At night juvenile brown-banded bamboo sharks and frogfish as well as plenty of other wonderful creatures. You may also dive at The Frog and Catfish depending on ferry schedules and permissions. This site is a large jetty for local ferries and is home to giant frogfish, rhinopias, ghost pipefish and leaf fish. Day 5, 6 & 7 The Alor/Pantar Strait has a vast rage of sites; from shear drop-offs, jutting rocks, and shallow reefs where colourful corals can be seen in their full glory. You will see the famous diving villagers of Here you can see Pura Island diving with only homemade googles fashioned from wood and the ends of glass bottles. Diving during these days at sites like Yan Village, Clown Valley, large pelagics pass through the Pantar Strait and if we hear of whales, dolphins or sunfish, we’ll have the chance to go hunting for them in the tenders and snorkel if we find them. You’ll also dive at inside Kalabahi Bay. Mucky Mosque and Rocky Church are two of the excellent muck dive sites we will visit and you might even see the Rhinopias, master of camoflague. If you do these dives at you’ll also get the unique opportunity to see strange creatures even more incredible than the ghost pipefish, soft coral crabs, frogfish, wunderpus and mimic octopus, snake eels, sea moths, sand divers and many other remarkable creatures found during the day. Day 8 After a last breakfast and goodbyes with the crew it’s time to disembark in Kalabahi.
 

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