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There's much to see and do
in this beautiful, culturally-rich country.

Diving and snorkelling

  • Snuggling
  • Bubble Anemone
  • Aliens of the Sea
  • In the current
  • Classy Polka Dots
  • Hawkfish
  • In Hiding
  • Pink Glow
  • Robust Ghost Pipefish
  • Stealth
  • Coral with polyps extended at night
  • Two cowries on a leather coral
  • 'The hand from the deep'
  • Translucent Ascidians

East Timor has kilometre after kilometre of pristine coral reefs, offering some of the best diving in the world - a great reason more and more people are choosing to travel to East Timor.

Great visibility in the dry season and warm tropical water the whole year round are guaranteed here. Discover an unbelievable variety of pristine, live coral and a vast diversity of marine creatures, from turtles to whales, sharks and dazzling shoals of colourful tropical fish.

Dive spots include

  • Dili Surrounds: Dili is the base for Dive Timor Lorosae and offers the diver some great dives within minutes of the dive centre.
  • Pertamina Pier: Excellent for critters, great for the macro enthusiast, as well as octopus and schooling Barracuda.
  • The Pinnacle: is a small reef outcrop just outside the Dili Harbour. Great spot as a night dive as the 10m to 20 m dive attracts local reef sharks and turtles not to mention all the critters that go with diving in this pristine waters.
  • Pulau Atauro Island: A 45 minute boat ride from Dili is East Timor's most pristine diving area. Around the island there is a variety of dive sites suitable for all levels. Visibility is always excellent and the bio-diversity and unspoilt nature of the coral reefs is simply fantastic. Hundreds of fish, with huge pelagics gathering, divers can drift past, carried along by a gentle current.

For a more comprehensive listing of dive sites, please visit www.wannadive.net.

Dive Timor Lorosae offers tailored dive charters and safaris for 2 to 16 people, priding themselves on keeping dive groups small and personalised.

From boat charters to shore dives, Dive Timor Lorosae offers you the chance to dive all of East Timor with two established dive centres - Dili and Com.

For further information or bookings please visit Dive Timor Lorosae's website, send an email, or call
+670 723 7092.

Watch a video of the beautiful marine life East Timor has to offer.

Source: adapted from Turismo Timor-Leste, Discover Dili and Dive Adventures.

Images © Nick Hobgood

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