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Alor vs Lembeh/Bangka in August

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by GirlonFire, May 18, 2019.

  1. Lazy Turtle Dive Alor

    Lazy Turtle Dive Alor Angel Fish

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    Tiket.com seems to work with most overseas cards or I have a travel agent that can book those and all Indonesian flights and takes overseas cards. Send me a message if you need their details.
     
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  2. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

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    It probably does, but I don't think it would very comfortable. I hate thick wet suits and would rather be a little cold than feel like the Pillsbury doughboy.
     
  3. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    I like the idea of a break...
    There’s now an option of doing a Raja Ampat Liveaboard instead of Alor.
    Thoughts?
     
  4. All Star Liveaboards

    All Star Liveaboards ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    All Star Liveaboards is announcing a summer savings to Komodo aboard All Star Aurora!

    Special Promotion - Save 20% and FREE Nitrox for July 15 - 25 and July 29 - August 7th - both are 9 night trips to Komodo. The cost is $2592 plus taxes, fees and gratuities.

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  5. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

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    I’m doing a Banda crossing from Ambon to Maumere in Oct and you are all making me nervous about warmth. I normally dive 5mm happily at 26 to like 30C. What will I need for that trip? Drysuit? :D
     
  6. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    I am doing one in Sept and I want to hear the answers as well.

    A DM who has done many such trips advised that, if you are going deep to look for schooling HH's, there might be a fair amount of waiting in one place rather than the (usually) mild swimming we usually do on dives, thus there might be an additional need for warmth. Also, it might be deeper.

    - Bill
     
  7. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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    In August better get to Alor as your LoB won't be going to Misool area.
    If that is just for staying around Dampier then you could stay in a resort for cheaper.
     
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  8. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    I've decided to spend 2 nights in Sanur after the Komodo liveaboard and then head to Alor for 7 nights. I will then be able to take the nonstop flights, thankfully.
    When I asked Gilles at Alor Divers about about their complimentary airport transfer not coinciding with the days of the direct flight from Denpasar, he said they were waiting to see but may change their schedule.This would save 65 Euro each way. Very nice.

    I am looking forward to this trip and should get a pretty good sampling of Indonesia underwater.
    Padangbai, Komodo, Alor.
     
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  9. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    When will you be diving Padang Bai? Is that your plan for the 2 days in Sanur?
     
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  10. GirlonFire

    GirlonFire Barracuda

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    No. PB will be my first stop after I fly in from the US.
     
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