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Author: Vicky Posted: 2012-10-12 02:43:00
As part of the efforts to promote tourism in China, the Timor-Leste's Embassy in Beijing facilitated the first ever organised Chinese tour group to Timor-Leste. Their first program was to have a coastal voyage by Dive Timor Lorosae. Thanks for the suggestion of Rita, the all day experience was so fantastic, the tourists were thrilled by the snorkles and the chrystal blue water. While Ryan made everyone felt so welcomed and comfortable, Domingos ensuring the safety of all, Captain Volker was silently sailing and looking to give everyone the excitement of dolfins when all of the sudden, Ryan caught a huge spanish ?? fish, the whole group took thousands of photos, and ended up with a marvelous Timorese "algusal"soup for dinner, thanks Ryan and Captain Volker for your generosity by giving the fish to the group, most of them had never known what is the taste of the freshly caught fish from the ocean like. It was such a wonderful experience for all of them. By the way, the star fish seen during snorkles were so unreal. Everyone want to come back again, and travel logs are posted in all kinds of websites in China by these tourists. Guys - be ready for the millions of outbound tourists from China now...
Author: Heather Posted: 2012-10-11 03:26:00
The DTL team made my holiday!
I had a few days before and after a live aboard trip departing from Dili and between having accommodation and diving sorted by the team, I also got a great insight into Timor and a great range of dives to boot.
As a solo female traveler who jumped into the trip at the last minute it was a great relief to have a prompt transfer from the airport and access to do my nitrox course within a hour of landing in the country (especially as my time was tight).
All the staff were so helpful fitting me onto as many dive trips as possible.
So many excellent memories, friendships and photos from this trip
I WILL BE BACK!!
Author: Arya Posted: 2012-10-09 01:41:00
I had a couple of weeks off between contracts so I was looking for a place where I could smash out a whole bunch of PADI certifications. I also wanted to escape the Melbourne weather and I wanted to go overseas, but not somewhere overly touristy. And, I was organising all of this with less than one weeks notice.
Dive Timor fit the bill nicely. I came on faith that everything would work out, and had no idea what to expect. Also, I only had 6 diving days available to me, so the most important thing was that the instructors were willing and able to maximize the time available by fitting in as many relevant specialty dives as possible. And they did; I was able to book in and get 7 specialties done in the time I was here.
The best part about this place was that most of the shore dive sites are just a few minutes drive from the dive shop, and there's actually some pretty decent diving - plenty of coral and sealife to see. All of my courses were 1 on 1, and as far as I'm concerned the instructors (Rita, Simon and Juan) are world-class, they live on-site, and I can tell they work really hard behind the scenes to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, especially for new divers.
Volker even invited me to do a 3-month Divemaster internship here. Now that's tempting.
Author: Nick and Karen Posted: 2012-09-24 01:34:00
We have just returned home after diving with Dive Timor Lorosae for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time there. Would like to say a special thanks to Rita for organising our stay, Simon for organising our diving (we never had to dive the same site twice) & Filo (driver) for all his safe driving. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and Castaways was a great place to spend an evening.
Nick & Karen
Author: Grover Joseph Rees Posted: 2012-09-10 06:51:00
I had two low-stress but interesting dives today at "Dili Rock East" and Tasitolu. Grouper, puffers, multiple lionfish, Moorish idols, brown triggerfish, anemones full of baby clownfish, and many more. Divemaster Aditi was perfect: capable, helpful, enthusiastic, not even the tiniest bit like a Nazi. These were my first dives in almost two years, so it made a big difference to have the right kind of divemaster and the right environment for dives that would build back my confidence and allow me to recollect my skills. Unfortunately today was my last full day in Timor on this trip, but I hope to be back soon.
Author: Fiona Posted: 2012-08-02 22:41:00
Thanks everyone for a great trip. I had planned to travel around Timor, but in the end was very happy to spend my whole trip at DTL. There were so many beautiful dive sites to explore and it was so nice to see such healthy and unspoilt reefs. Castaway bar is a friendly and relaxed place to hang out and watch the world go by. Hope to be back soon.
Author: Alyson Posted: 2012-07-16 06:35:00
Hola Juan - thanks a million for the dive at Dili Rock last Wednesday -even with a stinking cold - nice slow descent and down to 21 metres before I could say puffa fish!! Nikki snorkelling - says it was better than the Discovery Channel and is definitely going for her PADI this summer - finally!! Wish i could have stayed and done more - but hey ho, back to Europe I had to go- thanks again to all the team xx
Author: George D Posted: 2012-07-06 22:07:00
I've been diving with DiveTL a few times now (Dili Rock East and West, K41), and each one has been spectacular. The guides are relaxed and approachable, and the rest of the staff make things easy with great lunches. The locations are excellent. Gently sloping beaches, deep drops, clear waters, and every colour of coral and fish.
Author: Juan Posted: 2012-06-29 23:44:00
I just been diving whit Dive Timor Lorosae for 5 days and has been a awesome experience, everything is about the diving life style, no rush and no worries, just diving perfect dive sites whit the most friendly crew. The professionalism and care of the staff makes this experience unique, I will keep diving here for sure
Author: dan Posted: 2012-04-18 23:34:00
Dive Timor Lorosae = Awesome Adventure!!! Beautiful clear warm water, friendly staff, perfect weather, magestic dive sites... all you need is to take advantage of it and dive there!!! Thank-you for the magic moments :-)
Author: Mario Posted: 2012-02-22 10:41:00
I had an incredible and unique experience learning to become an open water diver!
My instructor was passionate about what he was teaching, I believe that makes a difference, and the entire team of DTL was very nice and welcoming.
Diving in general is an amazing experience, doing it in Timor takes it to another level.
I recommend it to everybody!
Author: Rowena Posted: 2012-01-20 06:29:00
You can't be in Timor without going diving! I was so excited to get my Open Water and DTL really is the best place. The instructors are awesome, attentive and patient: I had a great time learning, and most of it wasn't in the pool. The marine life is amazing, from the fishes to the coral, and everything is right off the shore. Its really something to appreciate with Timor. I hope to come back to experience more of it. Thanks guys!
Author: Marilyn Posted: 2012-01-13 02:32:00
The accommodation is great - clean, comfortable and well appointed. Love sitting outside having a drink and chatting. The pool is brilliant. There are always interesting people to meet and share experiences with. Third stay here and really appreciate the welcome from all staff.
Author: Steven Schubert Posted: 2012-01-08 22:07:00
I had a great time diving in Timor! I stayed at the accommodation out the back, which is really very good value for how nice it is. And the diving is amazing! The best way to finish the day was a beer with Wade and Wanda! I'd highly recommend this place. I had never dived before, and now have an Advanced Open Water. Awesome!
Author: valentina Posted: 2012-01-04 16:30:00
hello from coooold italy...
missing timor...i did dive with a colleague and with flo and sato (salut! ola!) as superb teachers and got my open diving certificate last november...and now i can't wait for my next work destination wishing to have the chance to dive again!
a message for my fellow divers...: i have lost and AFRICA shaped earing in dili rock...anyone found it?! or maybe someone will soon...just in case, the managers have my contacts...
all the best,
Author: Marc Posted: 2011-12-30 05:50:00
Was in Timor for work for 3 months and I spent the last month and a half at the dive center. Diving is great, the staff is superb (both local and expats), rooms and shared kitchen are clean. It's the best place in town!
Thanks so much to all the mates (Wanda, Wade, Flo, Til, Eric, Juivi, Manuel, Nafy, Zelia, Satu, Jose, etc.)
Author: Christian Posted: 2011-12-17 18:02:00
I have just spent 2 weeks diving some amazing sites with the great Dive Timor Lorosae team. From local dives to coast dives to Atauro Island, everything was pristine, spectacular and amazing! The team at Dive Timor Lorosae made everything so easy!
Thanks to Wade, Wanda, Eric, Till, Juvi and all the behind the scenes staff. I had a brilliant time and can't wait to come back!
Author: Todd Posted: 2011-12-16 21:30:00
Ive always wanted to get certified and happy I did it with Dive Timor Loroase. Eric was a great instructor and the staff were very professional. The reefs in Timor are beautiful.
Thanks guys and see you very soon!
Author: Kumiko Posted: 2011-12-12 01:54:00
Thanks to all staffs of DTL for supporting my diving here. I got the certification card from PADI by air mail today, it's almost two months after I got license. Anyway, I am enjoying diving !
Author: Noé and Célia Posted: 2011-12-11 00:06:00
It's now few months that we dove with Dive Timor Lorosae, it take us a while, but we really want to thank everyone in the center. Thank you for your professionalism, your understanding.
We really enjoy the dive in this remove in place of the world, not spoiled!!! So many things to see.... beautifull!