TIMOR DIVERS NETWORK

BEHAU FOREST

Location

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44.5KM East of Dili.  Coming down over the ridge after Behau Village the turnoff is marked by a rock with "HB" painted on it.  Follow the tracks 15-20m to the water's edge. 
Entry  The beach is covered with medium sized smooth rocks.  The entry is gradual starting with rocks, going to sand and then coral gardens to the West. 
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To the West, a gradual slope is covered by low lying coral leading to larger coral formations, small walls and coral covered ledges. 
Points of interest On entry and after the rocks there is a group of several dozen garden eels that live in the sand at about 5-6 meters depth.  One of the ledges further West, is covered with two giant clams approximately 50cm in length, at 9-10 meters depth. Also seen:  Napoleon wrasse, lobster, banded sea snake.
Topside  The area at the water's edge is nicely covered with trees and great for picnics.  
GPS reference  S08 28.646 E125 53.480
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