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Dive Timor Lorosae

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Dili, East Timor
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About Dive Timor Lorosae
Dive Timor Lorosae is Timor Leste's premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre. Diving Timor Leste since 2000 and offering a full range of friendly and professional PADI dive courses and daily diving trips on the beautiful tropical coral reefs that surround Timor Leste and Atauro island! Why dive Timor Leste? - As the newest country in Asia, 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, Timor is home to a massive diversity of coral and fish species. 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 PADI 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. Offering accommodation for any budget from backpackers, guest house to private studio apartments.
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RolandC wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions4 helpful votes
We recently stayed here for several nights and snorkeled multiple shore-access sites east of Dili. Marianne and Giovanni were organized, informative and a lot of fun to spend time with. These trips were very good value, considering the driving distances and time involved. Giovanni is a free diver and it was fascinating to watch him descend to 15 meters, stay down for a further minute or two, and then slowly ascend to the surface. Makes for a great photo. We stayed in one of their 3-bedroom villas and found it to be comfortable. The adjacent Castaways restaurant serves good and inexpensive food. In summary, we found Dive Timor Lorosae to be a great experience and good value for the money. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Shark Stewards wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California12 contributions
Super friendly and professional dive operators. This group is part of the Association of Tourism working to promote safe and sustainable dive tourism. Ivan is a great instructor and free dive lessons are available. The location is excellent and accommodations reasonable with clean private rooms and a fun bar and restaurant upstairs. They also supported Shark Stewards shark conservation research and are working for healthier Timor Leste marine ecosystems!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Estelle D wrote a review May 2020
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I did my Padi Open Water Course ($350) at Dive Timor Lorosae in order to enjoy safely the beauty of the surrounding under waters, I live in Timor Leste. I cannot hide that the online theory part is quite boring and time consuming (add on that a slow internet) but the practical part first in the pool and then the 4 dives in the ocean with such a pasionnate and pedagog instructor as José, are worth it ! I saw a lot marine life (even with 18 meters max depth and diving from the coast), I love the weird shape of the yellow box fish ; I learnt interesting stuff : the mantis shrimp has wonderful colors and is one of the fastest animal ; careful to the ugly scorpion fish hidden in the sand, this is one of the most venomous fish and fire corals can hurt a lot… Can't wait for next dive : dugongs under water this time?
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Vicki C wrote a review Jan 2020
Southern Highlands347 contributions63 helpful votes
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Talk about organised! We were a day late thanks to our flight from Darwin being cancelled. But we were checked in and on the boat with no delay and off for our first two dives. Diving was well organised and fun. We were lucky enough to have perfect conditions, flat seas, no current, great viz and great company. Fully self-contained room. Drinking water supplied as the tap water is not suitable to drink. Comfortable. Pool on site is used for dive training and nice to hop into to cool off. Breakfast was included but be wary that the Castaway Bar might try and charge for the breakfast. Management of dive centre quickly sorted this out for us. On our last day they organised a driver to take us around and show us the sights which was a wonderful day. East Timor is definitely worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere a little bit different. Coffee is amazing too.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Dive T, General Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae
Responded May 15, 2020
Thank you for this lovely review Vicki and glad you got to experience a range of our services. Hope that we will see you again in the future.
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Mick wrote a review Nov 2019
Patong, Thailand14 contributions6 helpful votes
Timor-Leste was quite an experience. Dive Timor Lorosae run an excellent dive shop, with great staff and experienced dive leaders. From the boat we saw blue whales and their calves, pods of pilot whales, 200+ dolphins in one go, the odd dugong or two. One the dives we didn't see any whalesharks, mantas, or bigger forms but plenty of scorpion leaf fish, Napoleon snake eels, peacock mantis shrimp, some nocturnal nudibranchs I've never seen before. Full 5 stars !! Mick
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Dive T, General Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae
Responded May 15, 2020
Thanks for the great review Mick and glad you got to see our big stuff as well as our small stuff. Timor Leste really has a wide range to suit all diving preferences. We hope we will see you again in the future.
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