Dreamers Dive Academy Timor

Introducing Dreamers Dive Academy Timor Introduction; Let’s breakdown this Dreamers Dive Academy Timor name shall we! “Dreamers” is a concept created by Kate Barker and Ivan S. Loria Shelley. It came about during an inspirational walk through a canadian forest on a crisp, cold but sunny day. It is the representation of them as a joint […]

Introduction to SDI TDI Agency

Dreamers Dive Academy Timor is an International training; SDI TDI affiliated dive operation in Dili, Timor Leste. We also dive in Atauro Island. What does SDI and TDI stand for? The combination of training agencies Scuba Diving International (SDI), Technical Diving International (TDI) and Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) began in 1994.  Collectively, it is […]

Rooms in Timor Backpackers -Dreamers Dive Academy Timor

Timor backpackers; Need a room? Check out our backpackers. If you are thinking of visiting the intriguing and vastly unknown country of Timor Leste. Maybe for the incredible diving or perhaps just because you want to know more. Here are a few key things to know. Dili, Capitol East Timor Dili can seem a bit […]

Local Timorese learning to Dive

Getting Timor Leste locals in the water to dive We are here in Timor Leste; As both a company and as individual divers we feel it is so important to support the local community here in Timor; where we are. That goes beyond just employing locals and spending money locally. We want them to understand […]

La Casa Artificial Reef

We have an Artificial reef dive site – La Casa!! The planning of the La Casa artificial reef La Casa artificial reef, started around June 2016 the staff at Dive Timor Lorosae (including Kate and Ivan who now own Dreamers Dive Academy (DDA)) decided to start a new artificial reef project. The aim is to […]

Swimming Pool at Timor Backpackers!!!!

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The pool we use is 2.5m deep – the deepest in Timor Leste. Specially built for diving use, it is 9m long. This isn’t such a bad length for swimming either and it has a shallower end also. There are steps down into the shallow part or you can brave a jump into the deep! […]

First Timorese certified with SDI Deep diver course

Congratulations to our new deep divers! A big WELL DONE on going deep; A bit delayed because we have already certified them. Regardless we want to give a huge congratulations to Nafy and Melky. Why? For completing their SDI deep diver certification!!! They were our nominated Dreamers Dive Academy Timor “sponsored divers” of Dec 17/Jan 18. Thank […]

Solo Diving – Can I do it?

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Why SOLO dive? Are you an experienced diver (100 dives +)? Do you ever find yourself without a suitable buddy? Have you ever felt restricted within a group or do you have a camera and sometimes feel rushed by a group to get that perfect shot?; want to be truly independent? Dreamers Dive Academy Timor offers […]

Nitrox – What you need to know

What’s the difference between SDI, TDI and Advanced nitrox? Firstly, when we learn to dive we use compressed air. Normal air is basically made up of 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen so what is nitrox? Also know as enriched air it is a mix of nitrogen and oxygen where the percentage of oxygen is higher […]