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Dive Review of Dive Timor Lorosae in
Indonesia/Timor Leste

Dive Timor Lorosae: "Excellent diving in Timor Leste", Oct, 2014,

by Kay Schroer, VIC, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7964.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 2 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We had an excellent dive trip although confined to shore diving as too windy for their little boat. Apparently the waters had been calm for some time before we arrived, best month is September into early October if you want to cross to Atauro Island. Staff were very helpful and made the shore diving entry and exits easy, and the reef or sandy bottom was never far from shore. Three dives a day plus night dives as requested. Good variety of fish, loads of nudibranchs, critters and healthy corals. We saw pigmy seahorses, various other seahorses, cuttlefish, loads of anemone fish, schooling catfish, and plenty to keep us interested on every dive. Although not posing, the fish were unafraid.
The resort has four efficiency units at the back, they are basic but large, comfortable, clean (daily housekeeping, and quiet. Above the dive shop is the Castaways restaurant, where we had breakfast (included), dinner was on our own $, lunch provided with the diving. There are several other restaurants very close by, also good. Volker, part owner of the dive shop, drove us to other local restaurants on two occasions.
I was impressed with the quality of the dive operation. They provide instructor and technical dive training along with all the other courses. They are popular with expats. and divers from Darwin which is one hour away.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Solomons, Banda Sea, Seychelles, Raja Ampat
Closest Airport Dili Getting There Via Darwin, Bali, Singapore

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 23-24°C / 73-75°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions One hour dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments No special accommodation at the resort but Wifi worked well and there was ample room in the unit to clean and dry cameras. Staff brought cameras to guests once they were suited up and ready to descend. Dive master/instructor was keen to teach me how to better use the features on my camera.
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