Komodo and Alor in Indonesia

You will find two magically good diving destinations here in Indonesia, Komodo and Alor. Komodo is now a UNESCO world heritage destination. Although pictures and videos of the area can give you a small hint of what to expect, nothing compares to the feeling of experiencing this place in person. Mantas, eagle rays, sharks, tuna, whales, sea horses and nudibranchs. It is impossible to describe Komodo in words. The amazing thing is that Alor is at least as good but not even a fraction of as famous. Both of these sites compete in the World's Best Diving and Indonesia's Best Diving categories

Komodo is a biodiversity in a land of contrasts. Here you can expect encounters with graceful pelagic species such as manta rays, eagle rays, sharks, tuna and whales. There is also a lot of macro to watch here, such as different types of seahorses, ghost pipe fish, frogfish, nudibranchs and blue-ringed octopus to name a few. In Komodo's waters, nutrient-rich temperate ocean currents contribute to an amazing diversity of species. You dive on iridescent shallow reefs and on steep walls patrolled by fish from the top of the food chain.

Komodo is a truly unique area located in Nusa Tenggara province. The area offers a wide range of incredible current diving, unspoiled coral reefs with soft and hard corals, as well as fascinating little creatures that have the ability to camouflage themselves to blend in with their surroundings.

Komodo has been classified as a World Heritage Site and a so-called "UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve". This also becomes apparent once you are there. The dive sites here are generally extremely addictive!

Island of the Dragons

Here at Komodo, you can also meet the awe-inspiring Komodo dragon. It is not for nothing that Komodo is also called the "kingdom of dragons". The Komodo dragon can be 2-3 meters long and weigh as much as a fully grown man. This is an encounter that gives at least as much tingle in the stomach as meeting a bull shark under the surface!

Alor is a bit further east and is not nearly as well known here. The diving is extremely rich and varied. There are few places in the world that can offer such variety and such healthy corals as right here. Whales and large animals sometimes pass here. Dolphins are common and sometimes also lumpfish and various species of shark. From shoals of hammerhead sharks to strange invertebrates you will find here and whether you stay at the resort or pass through here on a liveaboard, you will have a magical experience. 

If you choose to stay at a resort here, you will be close to nature and here there is much to experience on land as well. The nature is beautiful and the people are generally very friendly and curious about us divers. Alor is a very special destination for divers and the diving is really magically good. a paradise for underwater photographers. To this part of Indonesia you have to go via Bali or any other international airport. Live aboard is the most popular option, but it is possible to stay at resorts as well.

Travel information Komodo and Alor

  • Time zone: GMT +8
  • Currency: Rupiah
  • Language: Indonesian is the most common language.
  • Water: Avoid drinking tap water and ice made from tap water. Buy bottled water instead
  • Visa: As a Swedish citizen, you get a visa at the border and it is valid for up to 30 days.
  • Health: Contact your nearest vaccination clinic for advice
  • Pressure chamber: Located in Denpasar
  • Country code: +62
  • Electricity: 220 volts. Most electrical sockets correspond to our sockets in the Nordics.
  • Weather: The climate is warm and tropical, the temperature varies between 25-34 degrees depending on the season. The rainy season usually lasts between November and April, when short showers usually occur in the afternoon.
  • Current water temperature and average sea temperature per month
  • Tip: About 10% of the bill is usual.
  • Clothing recommendations: Casual clothing is suitable in all situations. Covering clothing is mandatory when visiting temples and is recommended as protection from the sun.