Come experience the allure of Alor, a cluster of small volcanic islands located just east of Flores Island in southern Indonesia on the itinerary we call “East of Flores”. Your LiveAboard diving adventure begins in Maumere, the capital of Flores where the elegant, two masted, wooden Komodo Dancer will meet you. Climb aboard to explore the best of these fauna-rich waters in the Flores Sea. The Komodo Dancer operates this itinerary only a few months during the year.
This 10-night cruise onboard the Komodo Dancer will explore the chain of islands between Flores and Alor, deep into what is called East Nusa Tenggara. Crystal clear visibility, exciting drifts along sheer walls, dazzling coral gardens and some magnificent sandy critter dives combine to house one of the most prolific and diverse marine ecosystems on earth. “East Flores” and the Alor area are now firmly on the map of must see places for divers wanting to experience something exciting, new and out of the ordinary.
This is what we call “pioneer diving” where we go way off the beaten track of the underwater world. There is hardly any tourism infrastructure in these parts – and that is what makes this a perfect LiveAboard itinerary because we bring everything with us!.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Flores/Adonara/Lembata/Pantar/Alor islands of Indonesia lie toward the end of the Nusa Tengarra archipelago, 160 nautical miles directly south of the large island of Sulawesi and 500 nautical miles east of Bali. Most of this huge island chain is about eight degrees below the equator and enjoys calm seas and warm sunny weather throughout most of the year.
Airlines fly into Bali International Airport: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Air, Eva Airways, and Qatar Airways. An overnight in a Bali hotel is required before boarding a domestic flight to Maumere on Flores Island where you will meet the Komodo Dancer.
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
Reaching the Komodo Dancer will involve a round trip domestic flight from Bali to Wai Oti Airport in the city of Maumere (city code MOF) on Flores Island in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia.
We recommend at least two hotel nights be built into your travels; one upon arrival between the international and domestic legs of your trip, and one on your journey home between the domestic and international legs.
The Komodo Dancer aims to return to port on the evening prior to disembarkation. Final disembarkation will occur between 8:00 am –1:00 pm at the end of the charter. Guests will be transported to the Maumere (MOF) airport for a domestic flight back to Bali.
Taxes & Fees:
Alor Park/Port fee is $150 (paid onboard).
Note: Credit card payments made onboard the yacht incur 2.25% service charge.
Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency. It is required for all guests to have some local currency as departure taxes and overweight baggage charges MUST be paid in local currency. Each passenger is required to pay an airport tax at check in. Payment can only be made in local currency. The Bali Airport Domestic Tax (DPS) is 40.000 Rupiahs, Bali Airport International Tax is 150.000 Rupiahs and the Maumere Airport Tax (LBJ) is 15.000 Rupiahs.
Land Transfers included (3 transfers):
- Transfer on date of embarkation from hotel in Bali (Kuta/ Sanur/ Denpasar area) to Denpasar Airport
(DPS) for the domestic flight to Maumere (MOF)
- Transfer from Maumere Airport (MOF) to Komodo Dancer
- Transfer from Komodo Dancer to Maumere Airport (MOF)