Timor Leste's most established dive operator, specialising in PADI certification
The leading dive operator in one of the least visited treasures of the Coral Triangle, Dive Timor Lorosae specialise in certification, with a PADI 5 Star certification. One of SE Asia’s newest nations, Timor Leste remains relatively undeveloped - which means its incredible coral reefs are still off the radar to most. Yet they play host to everything from hammerheads to dugongs to ghost pipefish. With a stellar dive operation including daily dives, course and boat charters, plus their own accommodation options, these are the go-to guys on the island.
Studio apartments, guesthouse and backpacker accommodations mean that Dive Timor Lorosae cater to a range of budgets. The studio apartments feature double beds, kitchen, dining and lounge areas, while the two guesthouse provide six rooms with shared kitchens. Other facilities include Dili’s deepest pool, 24hour WiFi and the Castaway Bar & Restaurant, something of a gathering ground for the ex pat and tourist community.
Obviously the big draw is the diving, much of which takes place at Atauro, an offshore island that’s universally considered the jewel of Timor Leste diving. There’s also great, easily accessible diving near Dili and along both west and east coasts, all the way to the highly revered Lospolas peninsula. You couldn’t pick a more exciting place to do a dive certification - from beginners seeking their Open Water to Adventure and Rescue. all the way up to Instructor. Dive safaris are also an option. For non-divers, there’s great snorkelling too.
90% of the building materials used in the construction of the dive centre and accommodation were sourced in Timor Leste. Dive Timor Lorosae is a Shark Guardian Dive Centre, which means they help educate visitors about the plight of sharks as well as providing fascintating insights through presentations. They also participate in conservation activities.
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