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Diving in East Timor

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Niphates callista (tube sponge) with sea cucumbers and cup corals –
Sabellastarte sanctijosephi (Feather duster worm) in Oceanapia amboinensis (Sponge) –

East Timor has some of the best dive sites in the world due to its location, warm waters, minimalist tourist trade and lack of commercial fishing or heavy industry.[citation needed]

Situated in the Coral Triangle, Timor is surrounded by deep water (about 2,500m between Liquiçá and Alor Island, Indonesia) that gives home to coral and fish life, including the annual migration of whales through the Ombai Strait and Wetar Strait.[1]

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  1. ^ Dethmers, K; Chatto, R; Meekan, M; Amaral, A; de Cunha, C; de Carvalho, N; Edyvane, K (2009). Marine megafauna surveys in Timor Leste: identifying opportunities for potential ecotourism – Final Report (Report). Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (East Timor). Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2022.

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