Highlights- Not Just Another House Reef -
A Refuge For Marine Diversity
Truly “Alami”“Alami” means a “natural experience” in the Indonesian language, and that is exactly what we aim to do with our house reef. 6 years ago we established our house reef as a no-take natural area in cooperation with the local community and island government. Now our house reef offers refuge to numerous reef fish and reef creatures.
Take A Closer Look
A variety of landscape and life right at our doorstepAlami Alor’s house reef consists of different substrate mixes - from black sand with soft corals and patches of hard corals to areas with rocky terrain. In these various habitats you can a variety of life from nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs and juvenile fish to schools of diamondfish and trevally, mid-sized fish such as snappers and sweetlips and baby black tip reef sharks.
Home to the Splendid Mandarinfish
Sunsets at Alami Alor can be spectacular - even from underwaterIn direct vicinity of our swimming platform and at only 3-5 metres depth you can encounter our colourful resident mandarin fishes. Visit them in the daytime to spot them darting between the volcanic rocks and sea urchins, then return at sunset for a chance to catch them in the mating ritual which makes for an excellent photo or video opportunity.
House Reef Diving- For Explorers and Underwater Photographers -
We always encourage our guests to try the Alami Alor house reef because we love it so much ourselves. How does it work? You just tell us when you want to dive and go on your adventures. Our crew will prepare your equipment and help you into your gear. They also assist during entry and exit on our swimming platform.
For your first dive on the house reef, your guide will give you an orientation and accompany you underwater for a tour. After that, you are free to dive on your own without a guide. During your house reef dives a member of our crew will supervise you from the surface and is ready to help if you need anything. House reef diving doesn’t get much easier than that.
House Reef Snorkeling- Go On Adventures At The Surface -
In addition to scuba diving the house reef is also very popular with snorkelers. From morning until late afternoon you look out for octopi, swimming eels or lobsters hiding in holes. Of course, you can also just enjoy plenty of schooling fish and at the right tide, juvenile black-tip reef sharks. Our crew in the dive center is happy to join you on an adventurous quest to find our resident mandarinfish while live in the shallow water just meters from the jetty.
On our daily boat trips you can see stunning coral reefs and great variety of marine habitats. But thanks to our fantastic house reef you don’t even have to hop on a boat to have a great time. From morning until evening you can snorkel on our house reef whenever you want.