Pantar Strait Marine Park

This marine park is located in Alor regency, and becomes one of the most beautiful marine parks in Indonesia. Even, it said that Pantar Strait Marine Park is the second magnificent marine park after Caribia islands.

Pantar Strait is one of the most beautiful marine park in the country and it can be compared with the Caribbean Sea near Central America. This National Marine Park has unique characteristics and beauty blend of Australian cold waters and Indonesia warm water. Therefore, this area is rich in marine life and coral reefs.

This narrow strait has number of small and beautiful islands like the Kepa Island, Pura, Ternate, Buaya, and Tereweng Island. The strait has strong waves and the sound is like the sound of a waterfall. Sometimes, the big waves can hit the wall and it can kill small to medium fish near the coast. On certain months between Octobers to November, the ocean will be safe for the divers.

There are, at least, 26 diving sites in this island around Kepa, Pura, Ternate, and Matap Tanjung Island. The sites precisely located at Half Moon Bay, Peter's Prize, Crocodile Rook, Cave Point, The Edge, Coral Clitts, Baeylon, The Arch, Fallt Line, The Pacth, Nite Delht, Kal's Dream, The Ball, Trip Top, The Mlai Hall, No Man's Land, The Chatedral, School's Ut, dan Shark Close. Jahe Papa beach (Alor) is the location where we can find shark, and at this location, divers can play with a group of friendly sharks. In the waters around Jahe Papa, you can also dive at night.

One of those who contributed to introducing this dazzling underwater paradise is Kal Muller. He has written how beautiful the underwater of Alor and he calls it a world-class marine park. In his two books entitled "Underwater Indonesia" and "East of Bali", Karl Muller revealed that Alor has clean sea water, the diversity in marine life and a lot of diving points that can be enjoyed even during the night. He seemed to expose it all out so it can be the biggest reference for tourists.
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