Located towards the north of Timor and the east of Flores; lies the islands of Pura and Alor. As they are not that renowned as a diving destination; they receive few liveaboards. However, divers can have an amazing experience provided that they do so in the appropriate time of the year. Cold water flows through the islands along the narrow straits which also causes large currents. This area also attracts a lot of big fish; such as, dog-toothed tuna, sharks, monster groupers and barracudas. The absence of any resorts due to this area’s remoteness; makes it more appealing to the divers.
Alor Dive Sites
Numerous other diving sites between Payar island and the western coast of Alor are present. Divers can also find a wide array of coral reefs along with varying pinnacle, seamounts, caves, and a wide variety of walls. This area is also surrounded by rocky areas that are covered with various types of corals. The area is frequented by big pelagic as well as small marine critters.