Alor island is one of dozens of islands in East Nusa Tenggara Province with beautiful scenery, especially if you are prepared to go under water. The beauty of Alor Island is well known and considered the second best in the world after the Caribbean. The rich sea life is a result from the conjunction of northern warm seawater from the Flores Sea with Australia cold water which makes this an ideal habitat for sea creatures.
There are at least 60 diving spots around Alor island, 20 of them are world class diving spots. Those spots are known as Baruna's Dive Spots at Alor. These spots around Alor have attracted many divers already from all over the world. Somebody even wrote a book about it.
You can dive, snorkel or play with sunfish, (the heaviest bony fish in the world with an adult weight of around 1000 kilogram). You can also see dolphins which will play along with you. The water in this area is very clear so you are able to sea everything clearly.
Transport options Alor Island
From Kupang you can take a flight to Alor Airport by Transnusa Airline or Merpati for the 50 minutes flight or you can take a ferry from Kupang to Alor. This ferry is only available twice a week. The ticket price is IDR 75,000 per person, way cheaper than flying but the trip takes about 18 hours.