Scuba Diving and Accommodation on Atauro Island, Timor-Leste
Welcome to our serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.
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 and Garden Rooms
Overlooking beautiful ocean strait between Atauro and Timor-Leste mainland, the Atauro Dive Resort features 8 unique bungalows and back packer rooms – your accommodation and service amidst quintessential Atauro island serenity.
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.
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.
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.
Prices start at: $25 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!
Join our 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 snorkeling with them is possible. The rest of the year, encounters with Pilot whales, melon headed whales and other dolphins are possible.
Our certified PADI diving courses and options
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.
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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Just a short boat ride from Dili
Thursdays: Laju Laju ferry, leaves Dili at 7.30 am to Atauro Island and returns the same day at 3 pm back to Dili. Costs 5USD, one way
Saturdays: Nakroma Ferry, leaves Dili at 7.30am to Atauro Island and returns to Dili the same day at 3pm. Costs 5USD, one way
Everyday: Speed boat, leaves Dili at 7.30 am to Atauro Island and returns to Dili either in the morning at 10am or in the afternoon at 3pm. The availability is weather dependent and it costs 45 USD per person, one way.
There are also local fisherboats leaving from Dili to Atauro every morning. they cost between 5-10 USD per person, one way.