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The Islands of Alor

A remote outpost in Indonesia’s northern archipelago the islands of Alor span an impressive 10,974 square kms of sea. Once serving as a trading gateway for seafarers, Alor linked the Spice Islands of the Moluccas to Sumba and Timor in the distant east. Pinisi schooners would ply the waters of the Alor's Pantar Strait unaware of the strikingly colourful coral reefs on the walls, seamounts and pinnacles just below. Shaped by a long volcanic history, its rugged beauty is reflected both above and below Alor's crystal clear waters, while the high diversity of marine life is enhanced with plankton-rich oceanic currents of the Indonesian Throughflow.