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Dive Timor Lorosae

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Avenida De Portugal | Kampung Alor, Dili, East Timor
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Superb accommodation and food. Wonderful staff. World-class diving.

My partner and I stayed here for four nights on a visa-run from Bali in early April 2018 and had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arthur W
Excellent

This was my first time in Dili and DTL exceeded all expectations. The (1 bedroom apartment) rooms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dive Timor Lorosae is Timor Leste's premier PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre 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! 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. Even though DTL has now grown to become a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, we still pride ourselves on providing a friendly and personable service, while providing safe quality diver training at all levels.
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Avenida De Portugal | Kampung Alor, Dili, East Timor

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for four nights on a visa-run from Bali in early April 2018 and had a superb time. Each of the diving, accommodation and restaurant (Cast Away Bar) was excellent. The manager (Virginie) was wonderful, responsive on email, organising airport...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time in Dili and DTL exceeded all expectations. The (1 bedroom apartment) rooms were big, beds comfortable and air con was good. I did the TDI intro to tech and Nitrox course with Ivan who was an amazing teacher - knowledgeable,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

DTL is a really nice company to dive with. Virginie the manager, is doing a wonderful job at running the place. The diving instructors and staff are all really great and very professional. It had been awhile since I last dove, but after doing a...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very professional dive resort, ideally located in Dili Center, on the front beach. The staff really know everything about Timor Leste dive sites. I did some muck dive around Dili, the guide has spotted so many critters ... Frogfish, Seahorse, Ghostpipefish ... Awesome. The reef...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Dive Timor Lorosae is a rustic veteran of the youngest nation in South East Asia. It’s Castaway Bar and restaurant has almost a ‘leftover’ colonial charm about it, with excellent food. Virginia was a gracious hostess and outstanding Dive Director. Her local knowledge, people skills,...More

Thank Stuart W
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FranciscoDTL, Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Stuart. Many thanks for your detailed review. We understand very well your words and we are here for that reason, to help this new nation to keep/preserve all this beautys that are, in top of all, super fragile but at the same time so...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I am a PADI DM living in the Philippines and have dived all over the Asia Pacific region. I booked 2 days diving with DTL. The bookings were quickly and efficiently dealt with by email. On arrival, I paid a $50 deposit then did 2...More

Thank Cameron S
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FranciscoDTL, Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Cameron. thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We definitely had some opretty cool dives and I personally really enjoy when people value all those Little critters that i show to my divers, and what is better than divers also...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Can’t compliment V (Virginia) from Dive Timor-Leste enough for her knowledge, genuine passion and care when it comes to taking divers into the deep blue of Timor-Leste waters. Thank you V! Beyond the diving coordination, the place is an ideal stop to recharge in a...More

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FranciscoDTL, Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hey Girls! thanks so much for your kind comments. Yes, we know very good V is the best above and underwater, she make eeryone smile with her charming actitud and explosive pretyness! We are proud you enjoyed your stay with us and we would be...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Dive Timor Lorosae is an amazing dive centre with passionate dive instructors (an exceptional international team), a great organization (each step of the dive is perfectly monitored), good dive gear and great facilities (incl. a swimming pool for Open Water Certification or refresh course, a...More

Thank Pauline E
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FranciscoDTL, Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Pauline. Thanks so much for your commets. We really love when our divers appreciate our hard job to preserve the oceans soo fragile ecosistem. Thanks so much for all the great dives and we hope to see you back one day. All the best...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived at DTL Straight off the early flight from Darwin (about 7:30am), and was warmly welcomed by staff. As no one was in our room the night before, they very kindly allowed us into our room upon arrival , ensuring we could catch a few...More

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FranciscoDTL, Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Hazvines. Many thanks for taking the time to writte this review. We are super happy that you enjoyed your time diving and staying with us. Thanks so much for your kind comments. We really appreciate Little things like our conectivity as this is not...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I stayed at DTL and dove two local dives with them. The experience was extremely personalized and exactly what I was looking for. It was nice to stay on site and be able to dive as well. I will definitely be back :-)

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FranciscoDTL, Manager at Dive Timor Lorosae, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Kyle. thanks for taking the time to writte this review. We hope next time you can explore further as we have plenty dive sites to entertain you for a long while. All the best form the DTL team.

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Naomi S
6 December 2016|
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Response from FranciscoDTL | Property representative |
Hi Naomi. Thanks for your question and your interest to come and dive in Timor. As Rob and David above said, we dive all year around and even in the rainy season visibility can be surprisingly good at exception of a few... More
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Harish A
16 November 2016|
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Response from FranciscoDTL | Property representative |
Hello Harish A. Thanks for your message. The PADI Open Water Diver course usually takes 3-4 days and can be at flexible times and days that fit your schedule. The course consists of some self study that involves watching... More
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Both are great here. There are beach dives near to Dili and boat diving is great also.
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