TIMOR DIVERS NETWORK

SECRET SPOT

LocationSecretSpot.jpg (57343 bytes)  This dive site is a bit hidden at 34.8km East of Dili. It is located behind a grove of palm trees.  One must drive slowly once the grove of trees is see form the road because the dirt track leading through the trees to the beach is not well marked. 
Entry  This site has a relatively long, shallow entry.  It takes some distance to get to deeper water but well worth it.  Try not to come at low tide when some of the coral is very close to the surface and could make getting across it a bit challenging. 
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Once in the water, the best direction to take is East if you are interested more in corals.  To the West the coral is not as abundant and soon the area is dominated by sandy rubble.  On either side the slope tends to drop off rather quickly to 20-25 meters. 
Points of interest This site is nudibranch central.  It is rare to dive at this site and not come up wondering if you just discovered a new species of sea slug.  Lots of coral formations and to the East of the site there is lots of coral cover on the slopes. 
Topside  An excellent picnic spot for family and non-diving friends as there are several shade trees in the sandy area close to the beach.  Be careful at low tide when the coral is close to the surface and could scratch passing swimmers. 
GPS reference  S 08 29.359' - E125 49.898'
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