About us

[us_single_image image=”3829″ size=”full” align=”center”]

Dive Timor Lorosae

Scuba Diving Timor Leste | PADI 5 star Instructor Development Centre, Dili Hostel & Dili Backpackers
Dive Timor Lorasae
Dive Timor Lorosae is Timor Leste’s or East Timor’s premier PADI Instructor Development Centre and Dili Hostel & Backpackers. Offering a full range of friendly and professional dive courses and daily diving trips on the beautiful tropical coral reefs that surround Timor Leste and Atauro Island!
Why dive Timor Leste?

Timor Leste has easy access to some of the most recently discovered and least explored diving in the region! Making up the southern section of the Coral Triangle. East Timor is home to a massive diversity of coral and fish species.

The best thing is that the fringing reef across the northern coast is easily accessible from the shore. Often beginning only a few meters from the water’s edge. Dolphins call the Timorese waters home as well as migrating whales for several months of the year. Diving in Timor Leste gives you a chance to see everything from exciting Hammerhead Sharks and endangered Dugongs to interesting critters like Frogfish and Ghost Pipefish!

DTL’s range of services includes:

  • Scuba Diving Courses from Beginner to Professional Level.
  • Daily Dive & Snorkelling Trips.
  • Boat Charters; Diving, Dolphin & Whale Watching.
  • Scuba Equipment Sales, Retail & Servicing.
  • Castaway Bar & Restaurant
  • Airport transfers & Guided City Tours.
  • Accommodation from Backpackers, guesthouse or studio apartments.


Why dive with DTL?

Dive Timor Lorosae (DTL) was established in 2002 by Mark Mialszygrosz. After traveling, exploring and scuba diving the country since 2000. He set up Timor’s first dive centre and has strived to set and maintain the standard for scuba dive travel, scuba dive training and scuba dive tourism within Timor Leste.

Looking for a place to stay, Dili Hostel, Dili Backpackers in the center of town?

DTL also has our own Hotel/Apartment accommodation, Guest House accommodation, Backpacker accommodation. All with free internet and western modern facilities and all located in central Dili on the beach front! Great access to the city with pool facilities and entertainment. Ask our staff about accommodation/dive packages.

What They Say


[us_person image=”2802″ name=”Mark Mialszygrosz (Australian)” role=”” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]Mark set up DIve Timor Lorosae in 2000 and has been diving it ever since

Originally came to Timor Leste in 2000 as a consultant to rebuild Timor’s infrastructure his passion for the country and people lead to him starting up a dive tourist business to help promote the beauty and charm of this virgin land.[/us_person]

[us_person image=”2619″ name=”Francisco Mesina (Chilean)” role=”Operations Manger” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]You can call him Pancho, dont bother to ask what that means. After 6 years of diving around Oceania, Asia and Africa, We have him here sharing his passion with us. He is a enthusiastic underwater videographer that loves macro. He will teach you how to dive with lots of fun and safety, showing you the best of what Timor Leste has to offer[/us_person]
[us_person image=”2622″ name=”Virginie Montaner (French)” role=”Operations Manager” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]From the South West coast of France, She started diving in the freezing waters of the Atlantic Ocean, after getting tired of lots of French regulations, She start her diving adventures on the much warmest waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans! If you cant remove your mask underwater she will make sure you do it properly after her tuition![/us_person]
[us_person image=”1743″ name=”Tom Barbour (English)” role=”Dive Master – Skipper” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae56w” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]Tom’s full of energy, he’s just as good at the helm as he is spotting cool stuff underwater. He has an excellent eye for Whales & Dolphins on the passage over to Atauro whilst making sure everyone is staying safe and having fun onboard Shanti.[/us_person]
[us_person image=”2621″ name=”Agripina das Neves de Jesus (Nafy) – Timorese” role=”Office Admin” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]Nafy has been with DTL for many years and now heads up the office. She is a keen diver and loves to play the victim in our rescue courses [/us_person]
[us_person image=”2805″ name=”Kate Barker (English)” role=”Instructor” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]A true english lady, our Marine Biologist has had a passion for the Ocean since a young age first learning to dive, at 13, in the cold waters of the UK. After getting her degree she decided to leave the idea of a conventional job (and the cold) behind to become a diving instructor and travel.
An expert in plenty of marine creatures she has fallen in love with the reefs and underwater life here in East timor; not to mention all the Whales and Dolphins!
Kate is an enthusiastic dive instructor and an exceedingly great cook![/us_person]
[us_person image=”2807″ name=”Ivan Samra (Mexican)” role=”Instructor ” email=”info@divetimor.com” facebook=”http://www.facebook.com/DiveTimorLorosae” twitter=”https://twitter.com/DiveTimorLeste” google_plus=”https://plus.google.com/116391549600611260057″]Born in Cancun, the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, Ivan fell in love with diving as a kid; following his passion he started working in diving industry at the age of 16 as an underwater photographer. As soon as he became of age he pursued his dream to become a Cave Diver and explore the underground river systems of the peninsula of Yucatan.

Soon after becoming a scuba diving instructor starting to travel the world; diving all over South East Asia and specialising in liveaboard management. After a decade in the industry, following his urge to explore new places he has found his new home here in East Timor. Nudibranchs lover, tech enthusiast and dive equipment freak

Back to homepage

Contact us

[us_separator type=”invisible”]

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact Dive Timor Lorosae on the following:

[us_separator type=”invisible” size=”small”][us_iconbox icon=”fa-map-marker” style=”outlined” iconpos=”left” size=”20px” title=” Díli, Timor-Leste”][/us_iconbox][us_separator type=”invisible” size=”small”][us_iconbox icon=”fa-phone” style=”outlined” iconpos=”left” size=”20px” title=”+670 7723 7092″][/us_iconbox][us_separator type=”invisible” size=”small”][us_iconbox icon=”fa-envelope” style=”outlined” iconpos=”left” size=”20px” title=”info@divetimor.com”][/us_iconbox]
[us_gmaps marker_address=”Dive Timor Lorasea, Dili on Avenida De Portugal, Kampung Alor” marker_text=”JTNDaDYlM0VIZXklMkMlMjB3ZSUyMGFyZSUyMGhlcmUlMjElM0MlMkZoNiUzRSUzQ3AlM0VXZSUyMHdpbGwlMjBiZSUyMGdsYWQlMjB0byUyMHNlZSUyMHlvdSUyMGluJTIwb3VyJTIwb2ZmaWNlLiUzQyUyRnAlM0U=” show_infowindow=”1″ markers=”%5B%7B%7D%5D”]