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Timor Leste & The Coral Triangle

Date: 16 September 2018 to 22 September 2018
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Dive 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.

The best thing is that the fringing reef across the northern coast is easily accessible from the shore often beginning only a few meters from the water’s edge. Dolphins call the Timorese waters home as well as migrating whales for several months of the year. Diving in Timor Leste gives you a chance to see everything from exciting Hammerhead Sharks and endangered Dugongs to interesting critters like Frogfish and Ghost Pipefish!

6 days, 6 nights, 4 dive days, 11 dives, 1 day free for a land tour

Places will be strictly limited due to the size of the resort and the dive boat. 

Price 950 USD diver  350 USD non-diver

Whats included:- airport transfers; lunches on Costal and Boat Dive. Twin share Deluxe Apartment or 3 people in single rooms share one bathroom.  For divers dive master services, tanks, weights and all transportaton to shore and boat.

What's Not Included:- Equipment rental 60 USD for 12 dives.  Breakfast and all other meals. Optional land tours.  Snorkelling trips for non-divers: Local Trips 25 USD Costal Trips 55 USD Atauro Island 110 USD. 

Payment for extras to be made at the resort - please note that US Dollars must be 2006 series or more recent to be accepted. Mastercard and Visa accepted with 5% surcharge. ATM's are available in Dili through the ANZ Bank.

Approx. Schedule

Saturday 15 Sept - if you plan to fly from Singapore you will need to arrive one day early. Air-Timor.com every Saturday Singapore to Dili leaves 09:20 arrive 14:15

Sunday 16 Sept Day 1
Flights from Bali and Darwin arrive around midday. Transfer and check in.  
Afternoon Dili City Tour US$38 optional not included in trip price 

Monday 17 Sept Day 2
Sort out equipment and make check dive on local reef.
Then split into 2 groups: Local Shore Dive Trip and Local Boat Dive Trip 2 dives

Tues 18 Sept Day 3
Two groups reverse previous day: Local Shore Dive Trip and Local Boat Dive Trip 2-3 dives

Wed 19 Sept Day 4
Group 1 Atauro Island Boat Dive Trip 2 dives Group 2 Coastal Shore Dive Trip 3 dives

Thurs 20 Sept Day 5
Two groups reverse the previous day Atauro Island Boat Dive Trip & Coastal Shore Dive Trip

Friday 21 Sept Day 6
No diving.  Optional land tour US75 not included in trip price

Full Day North/West Coast excursion
8.30 – to 5.00 pm, highlights include: drive into the mountains to the coffee growing area of Railaco Tour of old Portuguese town of Liquica; Stop at the Dutch fort at Maubara & women’s basket weaving stalls
Lunch (self-purchased) and optional swim at Beach Café

Saturday 22 Sept
Check out and transfer to airport. Return flights to Bali around midday or Air-Timor to Singapore leaves 15:25 arrives 18:10

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Getting to Timor Leste

Visas can be obtained on arrival through the airport. The cost is 30 USD for 30 days, which is payable in cash on arrival at Dili International Airport. Extensions on tourist visas can be obtained for up to 3 months.

Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Diliis the main airport for East Timor. Major airlines that serve Díli directly are:

From Darwin: Airnorth flies daily to Dili from Darwin and with their new jet that can do the short trip in just 1 hour. Divers are encouraged to let them know of any excess luggage (cameras and dive gear) as there is a 20 kg limit. Email: reservations@airnorth.com.au

From Singapore: Air Timor flies three times per week between Singapore and Dili.  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Flying time is 3 hours 45 minutes

From Bali: Air Timor flies daily between Bali and Dili. Sriwijaya Air flies daily between Bali and Dili

Dive Timor

 

resort facilities Dive Timor

dive from the beach

purpose built dive boat

on the shores of the Coral Sea 

apartment accommodation

 great scenery above as well as below  only gay dive boat in the village

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