Diving Indonesia Part Three – Night Diving at the Alami Alor Dive Resort (Watch Video)


We’re big lovers of night dives when away on a trip. The mystical creatures that venture out during darkness often amaze us as they vary so much from those seen during the day. This was most definitely the case during a night dive at Alami Alor…

There was a stiff current blowing from all angles making focusing difficult at times, but despite being churned around like a bowl of soup, I was rewarded with a spectacle of the weird and the absolutely wonderful.

The variety of crabs on offer was astounding – many I’d never seen before, but the cherry on the cake was the tiniest and cutest little coconut octopus that had made what looked like a small nutshell his home. With the shell no bigger than a walnut, this tiny cephalopod waved his string like arms like he was conducting an orchestra – maybe I was his biggest audience ever?!

Want to find out more?
Check out the feature on Alor and Komodo in the FREE Spring issue of Dive Travel Adventures today!

For more from Richard and Hayley visit www.blackmantaphotography.com.

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens is a keen underwater videographer and half of the team at Black Manta Photography with his partner Hayley. He is a qualified TEC50 and sidemount diver who has been diving for nearly 15 years with hundreds of dives in varied locations around the world. A keen marine conservationist, with a passion for large pelagic marine animals, Richard has studied marine biology and spent time studying the ecology of sharks. Richard also has a huge ‘lust for rust’ and a burning desire to delve into the world of cave diving. Armed with his camera, his aim is to inspire others to witness the marvels in our beautiful oceans for themselves.

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