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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
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Latest News April 2017

La Casa de DTL
Sunday, 25 September 2016


Well for those of you who are resident in Dili you may have noticed the recent occurrence at DTL's original artificial reef “RODA REEF”. I am of course referring to the new construction that people keep telling me has something to do with a fancy re...


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Weird and Wonderful "Muck" diving
Thursday, 26 May 2016

Muck diving is defined as a muddy environment, diving in a place with more sediments than found on a reef. It can also be a composition of man-made garbage or what we call ‘artificial reef’.

For some history, the term was first used by Bob Halstead when diving of the coast of Milne Bay (PNG) to describe the divi...


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Plastic in the Oceans
Thursday, 21 April 2016

This is a worldwide problem now; plastic is everywhere and for most of the countries, even the most developed ones, not properly recycled.

Today exist 6 different garbage patches all over the world, 3 in the Pacific, 2 in the Atlantic and 1 in the Indian Ocean. They formed gradually as an accumulation of marine debris gathe...


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Stephanies dive Experience!
Friday, 11 March 2016

I am here in Timor Leste for 10 months teaching and finally after five months I got the courage to find a place to get certified. It took me awhile to finish watching all the videos and take the tests since I could only come after school, but finally one day In January I sat by the edge of the pool with wide eyes scared and excited, trying to remember everything my instructor (Francisco) was...


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Nafy Diving Experience!
Thursday, 11 February 2016


When I wasn’t a diver yet, I could see many tourist from different countries, coming here for diving and they were always talking about how beautiful is the marine life in East Timor.

I became very curious and very jealous of them and sometime I was standing in the beach and thinking what could be down there? Why they were always diving? And what is making ...


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Atauro Island
Monday, 11 January 2016

Atauro Island 25km north of Dili is a small island of volcanic origin lying between the Indonesian islands of Alor and Wetar. Rugged and remote, the Island has always been sparsely inhabited and is a sought after destination for island eco adventures and offers spectacular diving and snorkelling. The waters around Atauro are clear all year round, due to t...


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Muck Dives in Timor Leste.
Thursday, 26 November 2015

Tasi Tolu is the popular ‘muck dive’ dive. A small patch at 18 metres deep consists of mostly soft coral substrate amongst the sandy bottom. This patch has a great diversity of more cryptic and camouflaged fish species. Cockatoo waspfish, leaf scorpionfish, Fingered Dragonnet, frogfish, pygmy pipefish, seahorses and ghost pipefish can be commonly foun...


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Feel Safe to Dive in Timor as there are Non Letal Jellyfish.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Jellyfish Jellyfish are part of the Phylum group Cnidarians.

This is a widely diverse group that include hard and soft corals, anemones, hydroids, sea fans and gorgonians etc. Despite the diversity they all have a basic body plan, with larvae transforming into either polyps (sedentary) or medusa (free swimming) and sometimes both throughout their lifecycle.

They consist...


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Shanti - Only East Timorīs Custom Build Dive Boat
Monday, 21 September 2015

Shanti arrived to the East Timor early January this year (2015) on a long journey from the Philippines, to become the only purpose built dive boat in East Timor.

 She is a 9 meter fibreglass glass custom-built dive boat, specially conditioned to give the most comfort for divers. Its deck hosts a tanks rack that can hold up to 20 tanks, so a capacity for 10 divers going for a ...


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Mermaids of East Timor
Sunday, 08 March 2015
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