Public transport in Timor Leste; Microlets

Public transport in Timor Leste; Microlets, Dreamers Dive Academy Timor Introduction Microlet? What is that? Traveling to a new country has its challenges; especially when there isn’t much information on how to get around. Throw in a language barrier and you have yourself a grand adventure! Sure Taxis will get you around town here in […]

Muck Diving in Timor Leste

What is Muck Diving? Muck diving is a unique experience and to be honest divers can love it or not but what does it mean? Usually it is a dive site with a sandy or muddy bottom. Commonly seaweeds, seagrass, sponges, soft corals, anemones and/or artificial structures (or rubbish) host a variety of aquatic life. […]

Spot the cetaceans of East Timor – whales, dolphins 

Spot the cetaceans of East Timor – whales, dolphins   Introduction First I guess many will ask what is a cetacean -It’s the group of marine mammals that including Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Timor Leste has many types including whales and dolphins … the highlight is probably the blue whale migration season; you can see […]

5 touristy things to do in Dili

  5 touristy things to do in Dili A Dili Tourist?? One of the most common questions we get from friends and family (and tourists!) alike is, “what is there to do in Dili?” While Timor is full of amazing sceneries and spectacular underwater life, we have a list of some great attractions right here […]

Why we don’t serve seafood/fish

  Why we don’t serve seafood/fish It its true that for generations we have been fed from the ocean- seafood/fish. However in more recent decades we have taken advantage of this resource. We have treated it as a bottomless pit. Once we could have blamed our ignorance, not truly understanding the vastness is not the […]

Snorkeling trip with Youth off the Streets

  Snorkeling trip with Youth off the Streets Introduction It is another one of those posts where we are all excited to be sharing what we have been doing; again snorkeling. Supporting local organisations and groups to show how wonderful is their ocean. We love these days!! Snorkeling and beach cleaning. Plus just all-around good […]

Snorkelling in East Timor

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Why snorkel in East Timor? It is awesome Introduction   Not everyone is a diver we get that so why come for a snorkel?? There are incredible destinations all around the world, filled with breathtaking natural wonders and stunning sea and landscapes. From the plains of Africa to the mountains of Nepal and the jungles […]

Conservation of Mangroves by planting baby trees

  Mangroves and Timor Leste Conservation projects are one of our key focuses as a company. A few weeks ago here at Dreamers Dive Academy Timor (DDA), we had the honor of participating in a Mangrove planting day. So maybe you are wondering, why would divers care about conservation of mangrove trees? Well, aside from […]

What is the benefit of SDI dive specialties?

  What is the benefit of SDI dive specialties?     Introduction As you can see from the imagine above many dive specialties and other courses can be taken straight after your openwater course. Although there may be a minimum number of logged dives to start it gives you many options. The advanced course is […]

SDI- why i chose to become a Scuba Diving International Dive Master

  Why I chose SDI (Scuba Diving International) When I was looking to do my rescue course, my instructor gave me two books. He told me, “take a look at both of these and let me know which one you want to use for your course.” Each book was essentially the same material. I could […]