DTL offers you the choice of both Shore Dives or Boat Dives
Local Shore Dives from 50 USD
We offer shore dive trips to the dive sites around Dili. Prices start as low as 50USD for a single dive. Prices include the transport, one dive, a dive guide and refreshments. Entry for shore dives is over sandy beach or small pebble rocks.
Coastal Shore Dives from 110 USD for 2 dives. 165usd for three dive package
Further afield we offer day trips visiting dive sites along the coast around 40min to 1.5hr drive from Dili. Prices start from 110 USD. These trips include two shore dives, a dive guide, lunch and refreshments. Trips run for a minimum of two people.
Local Boat Dive Trips
DTL offers boat trips to dive sites around Dili. Prices start from 60 USD with your own equipment for one dive or 100 for two dives. Prices include include the trip, a dive guide and refreshments.
Atauro & Coastal Boat Dive Trips – 200 USD (double dive) or 250 USD for three dives
We also visit the beautiful pristine reefs of Atauro Island on a regular basis. These day trips cost 200 USD and prices include the trip, two dives, a dive guide, lunch and refreshments. We need a minimum of three divers for these trips to run. Trips are usually scheduled to run on weekends, but we power over any time we have enough divers!
If it has been a while since your last dive and you would like to review your scuba skills, check out our Scuba Refresher which is combined with a local dive trip to get you safely and comfortably back into the water.
Dive sites Map
General dive-chit-chat bout the north coast and atauro. Water, fish, temp, sea bottom, currents, etc….
Click on a link below to access a more detailed description of each site.
Atauro Island Dive Sites
Without a doubt, Atauro is East Timor’s most pristine diving area. Around the island is 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 dive masters will be more than happy to show you the hidden secrets of Atauro’s underwater world. Want to go only for snorkelling? No worries! We will bring you to beautiful sites for an unforgettable experience! People interested in staying on Atauro and only needing the trip over? Let us know, and we can take care of it! Our boat, the Zara-Ann, takes you to Atauro in 1 hour, departing from Dili. Lunch and non-alcoholic drinks are included. For bookings please use the contact details.
Coast Dive Sites West
As you head further West towards Liquica you come to such dive sites as Bubble Beach, known for its amazing bubble fields and the spectacular dive site The Gravel Pit.
Coast Dive Sites East
East of Dili, divers can experience shore diving at its best. Easy access along the coast allows divers safe entry to great wall dives. Secret Garden, K41, Bob’s Rock and Lone Tree are some of the amazing dives that can be done. Approximately 40 min East of Dili the diving starts and continues as far as Com some 100km away. The variety of dives along this stretch of road is endless yet K41 and Lone Tree are among the favorites of the local divers.
Local Dive Sites Near Dili
The area around Dili offers the diver some excellent close dives with great variety. Easy to schedule local dive trips at any time with our flexible schedules to fot yours. Only 5 minutes from our dive centre is Pertamina Pier, one of East Timor’s best dives for critters, octopus and schooling batfish. Diver’s are always surprised when they first dive it and the amount of what is seen at a dive site within Dili!
Just 10 minutes west of Dili is Dili Rock East & West known for its easy access and great conditions with a variety of sandy bottom and excellent corals Dili East also offers great opportunities to see macro critters and loads of colourful reef fish.
Along the same beach lies Tasi Tolu, Timor’s premier muck diving option with sea horses and many other photographer favourites on this mostly sandy bottom. Roda Reef an artificial reef project built by DTL good for frogfish, nudis and more macro. Both sites sea grass shallows attract dugongs throughout the year!
Travellling east of Dili you can find both Front and Back Side of Christ Rei offering excellent coral reefs with huge varieties of fishlife. The Pinnacle is a local boat dive that is known for pelagics, turtles and stingrays!
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