The contest will also require the development of 12 dive site facilities in rural locations. The development of these sites will provide an opportunity to create permanent community based facilities, which could enable income generation, tourism facility development, environmental education and protection of these vital locations.
Each dive site will have a facility, which will provide communications and first aid, charging facilities and refreshments for participants. These facilities have tremendous potential to be a permanent resource for the local communities where they are created. In addition to the production of the facility itself, these centers could also develop sanitation and washing areas for public use, areas for the community to provide refreshments and sell local handicrafts and also feature educational elements drawn from the “Underwater Timor-Leste” exhibition.