Why Dive Timor Leste (East Timor), Dili and Atauro Island?
Dive Timor Lorosae is located in Timor Leste / East Timor. Which is within the coral triangle. A young country with vast untouched reefs and a refreshingly quiet number of divers. Timor Leste’s location offers unique diving. With constant upwellings from the deep channel found just off shore there is continuous nutrients provided to the reef. Coral reefs here have stayed strong and healthy with almost no impact from coral bleaching that affects other areas of South East Asia. Timor Leste offers you one of the most biodiverse reefs in the world full of coral and fish species that fill your eyes with beauty, keeping you amazed with each dive.
We have a range of sites, with muck dives, great walls and some underwater pinnacles, providing a diverse range of wildlife from Nudibranchs, frogfish and seahorse to schooling fish, turtles, reef sharks and if you are lucky enough maybe an eagle ray or dugong. Explore the North Coast of the main land from Dili, or boat dive Atauro Island.
You can also enjoy whale watching during the season as recent scientific studies discovered this country has the healthiest population of Pygmy Blue Whales, in addition to 41 other species of cetaceans passing through these waters.
Dive Timor Lorosae is the oldest existing dive shop in Timor. Established in Timor Leste in 2000, we continue to work with a spirit of adventure and exploration. Most dive sites here were discovered, explored and named by us! Always wanting to keep divers happy we continue to find amazing dive sites. Important to remember that our priority is beyond the fun but also your safety and comfort. We have highly qualified staff and dive gear in perfect conditions, being constantly serviced by our own qualified technicians.
Since the beginning DTL has tried to promote sustainable tourism as an alternative income to this country, educating our local staff is very important to us and when ever possible we take them diving so they are aware of the beauty that exists in their country. We aim to make what difference we can in this country through diving. We were the first to Dive and explore Atauro Island and many of the north coast sites. While visiting Timor why not stay in one of our accommodation options, Timor Backpackers, Guest house or studio Apartments.