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Democratic Republic of Timor Leste (East Timor)








Dive Timor Lorosae
Dili, East Timor
Tel: Ph. +670 7237092
dive@divetimor.com
http://www.divetimor.com
Dive Timor is East Timor's premier PADI dive centre. With three dive vessels, full equipment hire, own bar and more fun then you can have legally DTL will ensure you have the time of your life.



About East Timor

East Timor is located in Southeastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago. East Timor includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco

There is something very engaging about this little country that fought so long and hard for independence. Behind the headlines of the past few years lies a beautiful land of rugged mountains, perfect beaches and friendly, outgoing people. Surrounded by the worldís richest marine ecosystems, its waters offer countless unexplored reefs teeming with sea life.

Travel and Tips

Air access
By Air

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

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.

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



Documents
US citizens should check with the US Department of State for visa requirements to transit Australia and Indonesia. No separate visas are required for East Timor, but passports must be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure. Australian citizens should check with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Climate
East Timor has two seasons, dry and wet. The dry season runs from May to November and is at its driest on the northern coast, which becomes quite parched. Rains during the wet season can be torrential and flooding is frequent. The nicest time to visit is May through July, when the hills and fields are green and the temperatures comfortable.

Money
East Timorís currency is the US dollar. Credit cards are accepted only at some of the major hotels and a few restaurants in Dili. Travellers cheques may only be cashed at the Australian ANZ and Portuguese Banco Nacional Ultramarine (BNU) outlets in Dili (and only in Dili). The ANZ outlet also has East Timorís sole ATM machine, which is only as reliable as the power supply (read: not). Travellers are advised to arrive with US dollars in cash, which can generally be safely left in a hotel safe. Transfers may also be made via Western Union, which has an outlet in Dili.

Accommodation
Dili has some great hotels at every price level. There are really only two other bona fide hotels in the country, at Baucau and at Com. But plenty of creative options are available if you donít insist on luxury, and these range from guest houses to convents. The catch is that few of them have phones, far less email, so you just have to arrive and take your chances. Camping is permitted but get permission before you set up if the site is near a village or a private home .

Telephone
East Timor is presently switching over from the Australian network communications to one of its own, including both land and mobile lines. The country code will remain 670.

Internet
As at December 2002, public access to the internet was available only in Dili.

Health
East Timor is prone to many of the health risks present in most Southeast Asian countries, especially malaria and dengue fever during the rainy seasons. Check with your physician and at the Center for Disease Control.

Security
Petty crime is present in East Timor and visitors should take the usual precautions against pickpocketing and theft. There have been a few isolated uprisings and demonstrations in different parts of the country over the past two years, especially in the area near the border with West Timor - ask around in Dili before you leave town.

Driving and Road Safety
Traffic operates on the left-hand side of the road. Cars and motorcycles are available for rent in Dili through Thrifty, Dili Rentals or a number of the larger hotels. Gas is available throughout the country but instead of being pumped by an attendant, itís sold in jerry cans at roadside stalls. With the exception of the main arteries to Baucau and Batugade, the roads are rough - only 428km/268 miles are paved of a total of 3,800km/2375 miles. Mountain roads are steep and winding and are used as much by pedestrians (and their animals) as by vehicles. Flooding is common during the rainy season, when parts of the country can be cut off for days at a time by swollen rivers. Taxis are plentiful in Dili. Mikrolets (mini-vans) are the main form of public transportation throughout the country - theyíre very cheap but often spectacularly overcrowded.

Time
GMT +8 hours. EST (New York) +14 hours

Electricity
220V, 50 Hz. Australian three-pronged plugs are fairly standard. The power supply throughout the country is erratic.

Embassies
It's good idea to register with your country's embassy in Dili upon arrival, if there is one.

Australia: Avenida dos Mátires da Pátria, Dili, East Timor
tel +670 (390) 322 111 fax +670 (390) 323 615


Great Britain: Avenida do Portugal, Dili, East Timor
tel +670 (390) 723 1606 dili.fco@gtnet.gov.uk


United States: Avenida do Portugal, Dili, East Timor
tel +670 (390) 324 684 fax +670 (390) 313 206


Canadians should register with the Australian Embassy in Dili or with the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia at
Tel: +62 (021) 2550 7800 fax +62 (021) 2550 7811
canadianembassy.jkrta@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 
 

 


 










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