Scuba Diving and Accommodation on Atauro Island, Timor-Leste
Welcome to paradise where tranquility and Fun awaits you!!!
Atauro Dive Resort is situated on the beach of Atauro Island providing you with easily accessible pristine reefs where you can dive and snorkel or simply relax in a shaded hammock and enjoy the breeze. Whether you are a beginner or experienced diver, Atauro Dive Resort is ready to fulfill all your diving pleasures!
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Unique Beach Front Bungalows and Garden Rooms
Located right at the beach of Beloi- Atauro Island, Atauro Dive Resort features 8 unique bungalows and backpacker hostel rooms. It is easily accessible; a 5 minutes walk from the Pier where all the boats and ferry dock.
Watch beautiful sunrises everyday from the comfort of your room and enjoy cool breeze from the ocean.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the sunrise and the sound of the waves from the terrace of your bungalow. This bungalow is overlooking the beach and it’s 24square meters with a wooden floor.
- Guests: 2
- Amenities: Balcony, Bath or Shower, Board games/puzzles, Clothes rack, Desk, Entire unit located on ground floor, Fan, Hardwood or parquet floors, Linen, Mosquito net, Outdoor dining area, Private Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Shared Toilet, Socket near the bed, Terrace, Towels, Wake-up service, Wardrobe or closet
- View: Sea view
- Size: 24m²
- Bed Type: 2 Single beds
Prices start at: $40 per night
This bungalow has a double bed and a single bed. It’s ideal for a small family with kids. It has a private shower, large terrace and sea view.
- Guests: 3
- Amenities: Balcony, Bath or Shower, Board games/puzzles, Clothes rack, Desk, Entire unit located on ground floor, Fan, Hardwood or parquet floors, Linen, Linen, Mosquito net, Outdoor dining area, Outdoor furniture, Private Bathroom, Private Shower, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Shared Toilet, Socket near the bed, Terrace, Towels, Wake-up service, Wardrobe or closet
- View: Sea View
- Size: 32m²
- Bed Type: 1 Double and 1 Single
Prices start at: $50 per night
There are 3 rooms of this kind. 2 rooms have a double bed and 1 has 2 single beds. They are located on the opposite side of the resort. They have a shared shower, common area, veranda and a garden and mountain view.
- Guests: 2
- View: Garden view & Mountain view
- Size: 16m²
- Bed Type: 1 Double bed or 2 Single beds
Prices start at: $30 per night
Guest’s Love staying at Atauro Dive Resort
Dive in the most bio-diverse reef in the world
Located at the centre of the coral triangle, Atauro Island offers a spot for incredible diving.
From dramatic drop offs, gentle slopes to pinnacles, Atauro Island provides the best topography for diving.
The reefs are covered with healthy coral garden, variety of fish species and a combination of both small and big stuff. It is also located at the highway where the migration of whales occur.
The reef on Atauro Island is known as the most bio-diverse reef in the world!
There is Great Visibility all year around, even during rainy season
whale watching tours between September and November.
Every year between September and November, hundreds of Blue Whales, sperm whales and other whales are migrating from the Banda sea to the Indian ocean along the North coast of Timor-Leste.
During this time, encounters with the Whales are regular and swimming and snorkeling with them is possible. We organize daily trips where we get to swim with the whales
The rest of the year, encounters with Pilot whales, melon headed whales and other dolphins are possible.
Fun Dives and PADI Scuba Diving Courses Including Trial Dives For Beginners
Boat dive East side
The dive sites are located between a 2-10 minutes boat ride from the resort. The reefs are covered with healthy corals and variety of reef fishes.
Right in front of the resort, is a nice house reef where divers can enjoy shore dives.
Boat dive west side
The dive sites are located on the west part of the Island.
From diving to accommodation to the food.
Atauro Island offers the best visibility all year around within Timor Leste.
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Things To Note
- There are No ATM on Atauro Island
- Master card doesnt work in Timor Leste; Only visa cards
- Old USD Notes made earlier than 2007 are Not accepted in Timor Leste including the 1 USD note.
Transport Between Dili and Atauro Island.
Tuesdays: Success ferry leaves Dili harbour at 7.30 am to Atauro Island and returns the same day to Dili at 3 pm . Costs 5USD, one way
Wednesdays: Mission Aviation Fellowship ( MAF) flight; a 7 seater plane departing at 11.30 am from Dili airport to Atauro Island and 12.pm from Atauro to Dili. Costs 80 USD per person one way.
Thursdays; Dragon boat departs Dili at 8am from Dili harbour to Atauro Island and returns to Dili on the same day at 3 Pm. Costs 10 USD.
Fridays: Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) flight departs from Dili airport at 4.30 pm to Atauro Island and from Atauro to Dili at 5pm on the same day. Costs 80USD per person.
Saturdays: Nakroma Ferry departs from Dili harbour at 7.30am to Atauro Island and returns to Dili the same day at 3pm. Costs 5USD, one way
Speed boats usually leave Dili at 7.30 am to Atauro Island and return to Dili between 9am -2pm depending on their schedule. Availability is weather dependent and it currently costs 70 USD per person, one way.
There are also local fisher boats leaving from Dili to Atauro every morning. They cost 10 USD per person, one way and they leave from the beach at the Marine Police compound in Dili