Category Archives: Dive Log


We are now closed for the short rainy season. There area a lot of updates we will be making to the resort for 2017 including opening up of a 6th bungalow and the additional of another dive boat so that we can cater to 12 divers next season.

Happy Holidays and see you in 2017!

 » Read more about: DECEMBER 2016  »


The end of the season always brings some great things on the muck dives. We have been having particularly good luck at our dive site Lothars’s Place with striated, freckled and Randal’s frogfishes, wonderpuss, and some really special nudibranch such as 3 different types of melibe and a beautiful blue bubble shell micromello!

 » Read more about: NOVEMBER 2016  »


This month has seen an explosion of ghost pipefish on the muck sites inside the Kalabahi Bay and also down at Beang Bay. We have spotted many ornate, robust and halimeda ghost pipefish, often in pairs and/or with eggs. The striped tozeuma shrips are also back at Beang Bay and will hopefully stick around for the rest of the season!

 » Read more about: OCTOBER 2016  »


Mola-molas are back!  After a couple months of warm water in Asia, the cold currents have returned from the south and brought in the mola-molas that are normally resident to Alor. We had quite a few sightings after the full and new moons this month! Check out our Facebook page for some guest photos and video.

 » Read more about: SEPTEMBER 2016  »

JUNE 2016

Alami Alor

A bit of muck exploration at the beginning of this month worked out well as we found a great new diving spot – Barry’s Bay. We have been going back every week to see the great critters found in the shallows there including the paddle flap and weedy rhinopias. Barry’s is also a great spot for seahorses,

 » Read more about: JUNE 2016  »

MAY 2016

It has been a great month for the muck again with multiple rhinopias spottings and also many octopus spottings including wonderpus, bluering and mototi. We even found a striated frogfish in kalabahi bay – something we usually only see at end season in south Pantar!

The big stuff did not fail to impress with our usual hammerhead sightings and snorkeling with mola-molas plus 2 marlin sightings and a school of 30+ eagle rays.

 » Read more about: MAY 2016  »

APRIL 2016

Alami Alor

Diving highlights this month included some very small critters and very large fish!

In the muck, we had tons of nudibranch, most notably at Bakalang and Apuri Bay including 4 different sightings of the psychedelic batwing slug. We tracked down a little hairy octopus at Pussy Galore and at Lothar’s Place a pair of ambon scorpionfish that have been moving around through the silt left over from rainy season.

 » Read more about: APRIL 2016  »


Our second month of guests at the new resort has been quite exciting with the cold water upwelling starting to bring in some of the more seasonal pelagic fish. We had thermoclines on some of the southern sites reaching 14C (with surface water temperature still 27C), which caused the reef fish to school together looking for the warm pockets – which we were happy to share with them!

 » Read more about: DIVING HIGHLIGHTS JUNE  »