Dive Timor Lorosae


From your first breath underwater to PADI PRO Courses, we offer recreational and professional PADI dive courses to suit all levels of experience


Boat dives to Atauro Island or shore dives from a 5 to 50 min drive up the scenic coastline, if it’s in Timor waters we can do it!


Dive Timor Lorosae offers a range of accommodation options for every budget. With an on-site restaurant you can have a complete hassle free holiday. 


Want a taste of the diving? Check out our photo gallery showcasing just some of the amazing sights you will experience when diving with us.


Check out this months Special Offers for diving, snorkelling and whale watching.

some facts about what we do

Why Dive Timor?

Dive Timor Lorosae is the oldest existing dive shop in Timor and only PADI 5 star instructor development center (5 star IDC). 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.  Read more…


Take your first breath with us or learn how to teach someone!

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Dive Trips.
Experience of a lifetime.

Without a doubt, Timor Leste / East Timor’s is a pristine diving area. Around the island and along the coastline there are a large variety of dives suitable for every level! Visibility is always excellent and the abundance of fish life and coral is simply overwhelming. Our PADI Divemasters will be more than happy to show you the hidden secrets of Atauro’s underwater world.   Diving, snorkelling and whale watching  trips are available.
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meet our dream team

Marianne (British)

General Manager/Co-Owner
Marianne hails from England. Her fascination for diving began in 1992 in the cold, murky waters of the UK. After deciding to leave the rat-race in...
Marianne (British)

Jose (Portuguese)

IDC Staff Instructor
Jose is a PADI Staff Instructor originally from Portugal and can teach courses in Portuguese, English and Spanish.  An Instructor for 10...
Jose (Portuguese)

Carl (South-African)

MSDT Instructor
A boat skipper and a keen free-diver, Carl is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer from South Africa. Carl is also qualified to work with divers with...
Carl (South-African)

Our happy clients

I spent a few days diving with DTL – absolutely not enough to fully enjoy the great sites along the coast!  I feel privileged having had the pleasure of diving with Stephanie and Juvi, two true artists in spotting the critters.

The professional and friendly staff and appropriate facilities for both accommodating guests and diving, combined with Castaway bar, create the best possible surroundings for a successful diving holiday.

Ari Lyytikeinen

Ari Lyytikeinen

Thanks DTL for an awesome Divemaster Internship!  It's been a really busy few months here, and I have learnt a huge amount and had some fantastic opportunities to explore and work around the amazing dive sites in Timor Leste.

The chance to learn from all the different instructors here and the support I have had, has made this an amazing training experience going from a recreational diver to a pro.  Cheers guys!!



We have just returned home after diving with Dive Timor Lorosae for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time there. Would like to say a special thanks to Rita for organising our stay, Simon for organising our diving (we never had to dive the same site twice) & Filo (driver) for all his safe driving. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and Castaways was a great place to spend an evening.

Thanks again!

Nick & Karen

Nick & Karen