All of these pictures were taken on one 50 minute dive at Tasi Tolu. This site has to be one of the premier 'muck' dives in South-East Asia.
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Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa
Leaf scorpionfish Taenianotus triacanthus
Ornate ghost pipefish Solenostomus paradoxus
Mimic octupus Thaumoctopus mimicus
Unfortunately this dive site may not exist in the near future. A storm drain is being dug which empties out right on to the site. So far as we are aware no environmental impact assessement has been carried out as to the effects of this storm drain. Tasi Tolu is also a breeding and feeding ground for Dugong, one of the worls most endangered species. This site is also going to be one of the featured dive sites in the upcoming Timor-Leste Underwater Photo contest. Something needs to be done.