Recent Coast Diving with DTL
Saturday, 18 May 2013
It has been a few weeks of frenzied activity here at DTL – especially when it comes to coast diving!
In Timor Leste we’re fortunate enough to have some stunning dive sites as you drive eastwards from Dili along the coast road. All these coast dives showcase Timor’s abundant coral and fish life in glorious technicolour, and are a mix of dramatic, pristine walls and huge coral gardens simply covered in exciting life to explore. And all these are accessible to PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water divers.
In the last two weeks we have visited so many sites, including Dirt Track – one of our favourite dives. Dirt Track is particularly special as not only is the slope into the depths ablaze with countless corals, but if you’re really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of mantas, or even a hammerhead shark! Our Tec divers reported seeing whip corals over three metres long as well as two huge bommies even deeper than the 50 metres they were diving.
We’ve also been spending time at
Secret Garden, K41 and K57. These sites have huge, untouched walls as far as you can see, all teeming with hundreds of different species of coral. At K57 the drop-off is so close to the land you can take a giant stride right off the beach and straight down the wall!
Lone Tree also has one very special highlight – the apparently endless anemone. Starting in the shallows, it continues on for metre upon metre and eventually dropping off down over the edge of the slope. It’s home to dozens of families of clown fish and has to be seen to be believed!