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Dreamers Dive Academy

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Dili, East Timor
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About Dreamers Dive Academy
Dreamers Dive Academy Timor is a small dive operation, run by its owners for it’s customers. With a huge focus on personal customer service and tail-made dive experiences. Affiliated to Scuba Diving International as an SDI.TDI 5 star profesional developing centre we provide dive training from Open water courses to diving instructors as well as a range of technical diving courses. Diving the excellent muck sites in Dili area, the marine life reach coast line and the walls of Atauro island. We also provide logisitcal support to marine reasearch with our marine biologist on sight and our full team qualifed as research divers. "Diving is our passion, marine life and comunity our drives" Aside from the above we have a profesional scuba workshop qualified to service the full range of scuba gear, from Bauer compressors to scuba regulators. We are dealers of: Bauer compressors - Shewarwater computers - XS.Scuba - Thermo valves - Scubapro.
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Abraham Sitorus wrote a review Dec 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
I was in Dili from February 2020 to October 2020. Just like everybody else, I was stuck because of COVID-19 and decided to spend my time in Dili doing something fun, and boy did I have fun. Over the course of 4 months (July to October), I did close to 40 dives with DDA. I was always guided by either Ivan, Kate, or Melky. They’re all very professional and always had everything planned down to the minute. All the divers were always divided in small groups (experience-based), so safety was always the top priority for DDA. I was previously a PADI Open Water Diver and could only dive down to 18m. I decided to take two courses with them. I took the SDI Deep Diver to be able to dive down to 40m and I also took the TDI Nitrox Diver. Because Ivan and Kate are technical divers, they’re very strict when it comes to courses. They will do their best to make sure that you understand both the technical and the theoretical parts of every course. Other than scuba diving, my favorite part is obviously the surface interval because Kate always cooked us delicious and healthy food. The only downside I can think of is that I’ll always be comparing other dive centers with DDA and I’m not sure I’ll get the same level of satisfaction. Thank you to Ivan, Kate, Melky, and Atino for making me fall in love with East Timor. I can't wait to come back to Dili and dive with these guys again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shark Stewards wrote a review Aug 2020
San Francisco, California9 contributions
The diving in Timor Leste is superb but the friendliness and professionalism of Dreamers is superb! Kate and Ivan are pros and make you at home. Timor Leste is an adventure and it is noice to have friends who know the coast and can develop diving skills from the novice to most advanced. Not only a dive organization, they have a strong conservation ethic and are part of the Association of Marine Tourism developing sustainable ecotourism that will support the country and the amazing biodiversity of this young country.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from I-Justanotherdreamer, Owner at Dreamers Dive Academy
Responded 28 Aug 2020
Hey! thanks a lot for your kind review; we really appreciate it and we are also very happy that we got to meet you....I am sure we will be diving together again at some point..... after all we stand on the same side of this fight for conservation ; ) ..... Meanwhile stay safe!
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Arya Daru P wrote a review Aug 2020
Buenos Aires, Argentina72 contributions45 helpful votes
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I've been diving in Timor-Leste for quite a bit since 2018. But after knowing Ivan, Kate, Kayla, and Melky from Dreamers Dive Academy in early 2019, I can't seem to stop diving with them, because they're such great people. The dive trips are never in a big group which means that you'll always get full attention, and the divers are usually regulars which most of them become friends. The meals prepared for the dive trips are always delicious. Kate's chocolate cake? Never get tired of it. I did my SDI Rescue Diver Course and First Response Training with Kate who is an awesome instructor (course director). Very professional. Managed to gain a lot of knowledge and skills there. I did my TDI Nitrox Course with Ivan who is also an amazing instructor. I'm a guy who really suck at maths and physics, but with the help of Ivan, I could pass the Nitrox Course and could really understand the gas. It's not just me, but my whole family enjoyed their experience with Dreamers Dive Academy - my wife did a Discovery Dive with Kate; and my kids (5 and 8 years old) did a couple of assisted snorkeling sessions. And Ivan is also an awesome scuba technician who is great in servicing dive gears. I had my Scubapro Reg and BCD serviced with Ivan before I got them stored. Athough I dive with my own dive gears, I could see that the rental dive gears that they provide are better than other dive centers in Dili (balanced reg - Scubapro MK11 + C370 + R195 octo, and BCD with integrated weight pockets - Scubapro X-One). Surely gonna miss diving with Dreamers Dive Academy. Anyone planning to dive or planning to take dive courses in Dili, Dreamers Dive Academy is my number 1 recommendation.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from I-Justanotherdreamer, Owner at Dreamers Dive Academy
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review!! ... we really appreciated, your support keeps the dream alive! ... and for sure, you will be missed my friend. Yet is a small world so we are certain we shall dive again together one day! Meanwhile stay safe and blessing to your family.
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Stephen W wrote a review Jul 2020
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Did my open water certification course here and it was perfect. Kate is a great instructor. It was very convenient as they worked around my busy schedule and provided a ride to the dive site! Very knowledgeable about the area and what fish to look for. Looking forward to my next dive!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from I-Justanotherdreamer, Owner at Dreamers Dive Academy
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for your kind comments. We look forward to follow up you underwater adventrues in Timor Leste and beyond!
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Franzi1211 wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya3 contributions
I did my Open Water Scuba Diver with Dreamers Dive Academy and had a great experience! Kate explained everything very well to me, I felt completely safe during the dives and the snacks in between the dives are definitely an appreciated add-on. I highly recommend diving with Dreamers Dive Academy and am looking forward to more dives with them!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from I-Justanotherdreamer, Owner at Dreamers Dive Academy
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your training with us and look forward to follow up your future diving adventures.
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