FreeFlow Diving is East Timor's first PADI Dive Resort. Established in 2000 by Wayne Lovell and Ann Turner, we are the longest running Dive Centre in the country. We are dedicated to safe diving practices, protection of the marine environment and diver education.
FreeFlow Diving has trained more than 2000 divers, from beginners to DiveMasters. We have trained members of the PNTL (Marine Police Unit), staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and are currently undergoing a project to train upto 10 members of the F-FDTL (Navy) to PADI Open Water and Oxygen Provider level. All FreeFlow diving instructors are PADI Instructors and all courses are PADI courses.
We operate a Coltri-Sub compressor, a travelling Bauer Mariner compressor (with 1 back-up Bauer) and more than 70 twelve-litre aluminium cylinders. We take First Aid kits and oxygen on all courses and dive excursions. We also advise visiting divers to get diving insurance with a company such as DAN (Divers Alert Network).
People Say The Nicest Things:
"Wayne knows East Timor's dive sites better than anyone else; his explorations have led to the establishment of many of the sites. He's also an excellent critter finder as he has the knack of finding the rare and unusual...
Dave Harasti - Sport Diving Magazine
"I was to find out why East Timor held such appeal while hanging out with two of the country's most knowledgable divers, Wayne Lovell and Ann Turner of FreeFlow Diving. I had expressed curiosity about East Timor's reef inhabitants via email, so was heartened to find that Wayne... a nudibranch geek, was an authority on local marine-life habits, bizarre critters and all."
Ethan Daniels - Diver Magazine, UK
"Wayne Lovell from FreeFlow Dive is one of the best underwater operators in the country - and we use him regularly"
Professor Karen Edyvane, Principal Scientist (Marine Biodiversity) Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, Northern Territory Government.
"Ms. Turner and Mr. Wayne have been authentic, sincere and contributed significantly to the development of our nation. They are precisely the type of people that we need to attract and keep in Timor-Leste"
His Excellency, President Jose Ramos Horta, Timor-Leste