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. Today exist 6 different garbage patches all over the world, 3 in the Pacific, 2 in the Atlantic and 1 in...

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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!

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...

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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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Muck Dives in Timor Leste.

Muck Dives in Timor Leste.

asi 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...

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Mermaids of East Timor

Mermaids of East Timor

The dugong is a large marine mammals which together with the manatee are part of the order of Sirenia. The sirenians are actually closer related to elephants than any other sea life. The average size they grow to is around 3metres in length and...

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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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