Weird and Wonderful “Muck” diving

Weird and Wonderful “Muck” diving

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...

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Plastic in the Oceans

Plastic in the Oceans

This is a worldwide problem now; plastic is everywhere and for most of the countries, even the most developed ones, not properly recycled, leading to plastic in the ocean.. Today exist 6 different garbage patches all over the world, 3 in the...

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La Casa de DTL – 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016 DTL ARTIFICIAL REEF PROJECT NO 2 “LA CASA” 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...

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Stephanies dive Experience!

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...

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Nafy Diving Experience!

Nafy Diving Experience!

We love to take our staff diving, so were really excited when out Office Manager Nafy showed an interest.  Here’s her account of what scuba diving in the blue waters of Timor Leste was like: When I wasn’t a diver yet, I could see many...

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Atauro Island

Atauro Island

Dive Atauro with DTL Dive Atauro with Dive Timor Lorosae! Just 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...

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Night Dives in East Timor

Night Dives in East Timor

Night Dives in East Timor. When the sun starts to set down, below the surface start a frenzy, some rush to get a safe hidden place to spend the night without get eaten by random night hunters and others stretch their fins ready for the active...

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Nudibranchs!

Nudibranchs!

Nudibranchs, colloquially called “sea slugs”, are the candy of the sea. With over 3,000 described species – and counting –, the incredible variations in their colours and shapes seem like what would happen if a glass blower teamed up with a...

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Wetsuit or Not to Wetsuit?

Wetsuit or Not to Wetsuit?

In my diving life around parts of the world I have worn an array of underwater attire, from long johns underneath a dry suit in water that was 4 degrees to rash vest and board shorts in 27 degrees. Depending on the air temperature usually makes...

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Roda Reef

Roda Reef

For a few months, all the staff from Dive Timor Lorosae have been working hard on building an Artificial Reef at Tasi Tolu. A what??… Wikipedia describes it as “An Artificial Reef is a human-made underwater structure, typically built...

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