The Pertamina Jetty is, as the name suggests, a jetty for the Pertamina oil storage terminal in Dili and is described by the local dive community as a bit like the wreck dive you have when you don’t actually have a wreck…
Located near the center of town, the site is another easy shore dive entry but one that involves a long swim to the end of the jetty where most of the action is, as it’s a big jetty.
If you are diving independently, don’t forget to let the security people at the Pertamina Terminal know that you are diving the jetty in case they are bring a ship in.
When a ship is already at the jetty, plan to dive somewhere else as it cannot be dived until it leaves.
Visibility is usually at it’s best around September and October, at the end of the dry season and the end of the jetty which is in 10-12m of water is where the most interesting things to see usually are.
Watch where you put your hands though as there a lot of scorpion and stone fish in amongst the pilings and general rubbish in that area.