Diving in East Timor



Dive Guide for East Timor

Scuba diving in East Timor (Timor-Leste), offers divers a chance to explore a relatively untouched and diverse underwater world. This young and independent nation in Southeast Asia is in the Coral Triangle, an area known for its remarkable marine biodiversity.

East Timor boasts pristine coral reefs that are home to a wide variety of marine life including colorful reef fish, coral species, and invertebrates. The reefs are generally healthy and vibrant, making for excellent diving. From shallow coral gardens to deeper walls, drop-offs, and underwater pinnacles, there is something for every diver.

East Timor Dive Sites

Types of dives in East Timor

Boat Current Drift Snorkel site Wall Salt water Deep (80ft/24.5m) Easy entry Shore Fresh water Technical Muck

Water Temperature

When to dive in East Timor

The best time to dive in East Timor is generally during the dry season which runs from May to November. This period offers better visibility, calmer seas, and more predictable weather conditions. The wet season is from December to April and brings more rainfall, rougher seas, and reduced visibility due to runoff and sedimentation.

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