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
- 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
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