Flores to Alor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia Dive & Eco Expedition 2021

Alor and Flores islands are a remote part of Indonesia in the heart of the Coral Triangle. These islands are a must-visit for any adventurous diver and there’s something interesting for everyone: macro life, large pelagics, huge schools of fish, wreck diving, and pristine coral gardens atop unique volcanic reef formations. Imagine the excitement of finding a rare rhinopias scorpionfish while muck diving, or the thrill of sharks swimming overhead while surrounded by some of the most astounding coral reef structures in the world! This area is home to a world-record-setting number of fish biodiversity, with over 1200 species recorded during a scientific expedition in Maumere Bay alone. You may also find blue ring, mimic, and wunderpus octopuses. You may have the chance to dive with dugongs. But Flores and Alor don’t stop with a magnificent underwater scene, these volcanic islands offer some of the most dramatic and beautiful topside sceneries as well. We will also visit the traditional villages on the islands, including the Pura Island villagers with their dugout canoes, who dive with homemade wooden goggles with glass bottle lenses. We’ll also be welcomed with the Lego Lego dance by the Abui tribe, wearing traditional clothing and brass anklets. 

Join Ocean Safari’s custom itinerary trip to Flores and Alor aboard the best luxurious liveaboard in the world, Arenui. This trip’s route and dive locations were specially arranged by Gabriel and Luigi, the owner of the Arenui. You won’t find this special itinerary anywhere else, and in fact, it has been hidden away from public view so that this custom trip cannot be copied by anyone else before our trip. You will undoubtedly discover the best that these remote Indonesian islands have to offer, led by the most experienced and knowledgeable crews. You’ll thank us when you’ve seen the rarest ghost pipefish, colorful mandarin fish, frogfish and leaf fish, mantis shrimp, cuttlefish, ribbon eels, nudibranchs, and weedy scorpionfish, all hidden amongst the most colorful and vibrant array of soft and hard corals. All that plus brown-banded bamboo sharks or even a whale shark swimming overhead! 


Expedition Itinerary

Sept 15 (Wed):   Depart LAX in the late evening to Bali, Indonesia.
Sept 16 (Thur):  Cross International Date Line.
Sept 17 (Fri):   Arrive in Bali, Indonesia mid-afternoon, check into hotel, free program. 
Sept 18 (Sat): Two-hour flight to Flores in the morning. Arrive in Maumere around noon. Be welcomed aboard the world-renowned, first-class liveaboard, Arenui, which will be our home for the next 9 days and 8 nights.
Sept 18~25 (Sat~Sat): 8 days of diving in the most pristine, vibrant coral reefs, surrounded by thousands of fish and invertebrate life. We’ll visit local villages and be welcomed by their traditional dances. We’ll be astounded by the beauty both underwater and above water in some of the most remote regions of the world. 
Sept 26 (Sat):  Say farewell to the Arenui and her crew and depart from Maumere to Bali in the morning. Connect to international flight, arrive back in Los Angeles at 8:30 PM on the same day.


Expedition Includes:

- One night 4 stars hotel accommodation with breakfast and airport transfer in Bali
- 9 days, 8 nights full board accommodation in double/twin cabin on the world’s best dive liveaboard ~ Arenui
- A custom itinerary and expedition route
- All meals and soft drinks on board
- 25+ dives in the world's most wanted to dive sites with 4~1 DM ratio
- Tanks and weights
- Cultural tour in Alor 
- Islands land excursion
- All ground transfers in Indonesia
- Administration/port clearance fee $150
- National Parks Entrance and Diving Fee $140 (may increase without prior notice)
- Fuel surcharge $150
- Government taxes
- Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service



- Flights: international (currently ~ $800) and domestic (currently ~ $250) 
- Onboard telecommunications
- Massage therapy
- Onboard alcoholic beverages
- Nitrox
- Laundry service
- Travel and dive insurance (see additional information below)
- Crew Gratuities


Costs (Based on double occupancy):

- Deluxe cabin: $5858 (12 spots)
- Master suite: $6258 (4 spots)






1st Deposit


Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit


Oct 15, 2020

3rd Deposit


Feb 15, 2021

Final Payment

Balance Remaining

May 15, 2021

* For credit card payment please add 3%         


Dive & Travel Insurance: 

Dive insurance is required to participate in this trip. Please use our links to purchase dive insurance from DAN or Dive Assure

Travel insurance is optional. However, over the years, we have seen how valuable and beneficial travel insurance can be. These policies will help cover expenses when your trip is interrupted due to events such as weather, mechanical breakdowns, missed flights/connections, or when someone else has a dive/medical emergency that prevents you from diving.  

We want to help offset the cost of travel insurance and will sponsor 5% of the cost as store credit if you use the links from our website to purchase travel insurance from DAN or Dive Assure. We highly recommend it! Here is a quick guide to help you decide if travel insurance from DAN or Dive Assure is best for you. 


Cancellation Policy:

Before Oct 15, 2020: 1st deposit forfeited, no refund on first deposit.
After Oct 15, 2020: 1st and 2nd deposit forfeited (unless a replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).
After Feb 15, 2021: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd deposit forfeited (unless a replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).
After May 15, 2021: no refund (unless a replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited).