Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Dili
Ready to check out the best sites in Dili for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 4 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Dili to suit your needs.
#1 - Christo Rei
Timor Lorosae, Pacific
Occupying 24,000 square kilometers on the eastern half of an island in the Timor Sea between Indonesia and Australia, East Timor has a population of approximately 800,000 people.
#2 - Tasi Tolu
East Timor, West Dili
Tasi Tolu is a small critter dive site. It is especially interesting at night when many burrowing crabs, crustaceans and cephalopods come out of the sand to look for food. The slope is a very gradual sandy bank and one must be carefull to check depth to avoid going too deep. It is not uncommon to see rhinopias, sea horses, frogfish and harlequin ghost pipefish. At night, small octopus and well camouflaged pink soft coral crabs often highlight the dive. The site is only 15-20 minutes from the center of Dili. The turn off is located after having passed the road to the airport and is basically where the ocean is first visible. You turn to the right on a dirt track and can park your car 10 m from the water. The entry is a very easy gradual sandy entry.
#3 - Adara
East Timor, Pulau Atauro
Small and big fauna can be found here.. The reef is healthy and water so clear. Beautiful scenery. The Adara is located in north of Atauro island and can be reach by dive operator boat from Dili. You can find Compass Charters & Ocean Adventures who organize dive trip to Atauro daily.
#4 - Cristo Rei East
East Timor, East Dili
The site is covered in many different kinds of coral. Big schools of bumphead wrasse have been spotted here. In the 5-10 meter zone there are many giant clams with irridescent colors. This site is also a great nudibranch zone. This side of Christo Rei is a 20 minute drive from Dili center. You must take the road towards Baucau and once over the first hill there is a turn-off to the left onto a gravel road. Take the gravel road and drive along the coast for 10 - 15 minutes until you reach the end at a very nice beach. There are some scrubby trees on the beach that offer some shade where you can gear up. The best entry point is in about the middle of the bay in a sandy/sea grass area. Be careful where you step as that is where Charlie the seahorse was spotted clinging to a blade of sea grass. The entry is gradual and will then turn to a nice small wall of coral that follows the coast most of the way around the bay. Cristo Rei East is also known as Bakside of Cristo Rei.