About Atauro Island

Atauro Island is situated 25 km north of Dili in Timor Leste (East Timor). It is at the centre of the Coral Triangle described as having the highest biodiversity of any reef system worldwide. Atauro Island offers an amazing scenery, characterized by beautiful hills, clear sea with protected bays and healthy coral reefs.

Atauro Dive Resort is the first dive center on Atauro Island- Timor Leste. The dive resort was founded by Volker Katzung, a German Master Instructor with more than 25 years diving experience all over the world. His great passion for diving and marine conservation motivated him to establish the dive resort on Atauro Island after living in Timor Leste for over 10 years and discovering many of the local dive sites. Atauro Dive Resort offers guided diving and snorkeling tours, Whale and Dolphin tours, PADI courses, equipment rental, commercial diving, Eco-friendly accommodation and Restaurant.

Atauro Island-Timor Leste, has a variety of diving sites ranging from slopes covered with coral gardens to dramatic walls draped with magnificent fans, sponges, whips and soft corals – the diverse architecture of her reef systems is what Timor Leste is mostly famous for.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced diver, Atauro Dive Resort is ready to fulfill all your diving pleasures. Atauro Island offers the best visibility all year around within Timor Leste.
The dive Resort is situated on the beach providing our guests with easily accessible pristine reefs where they can dive and snorkel or simply relax in a shaded hammock and enjoy the breeze. Many of our guests choose to rise early to view from their bungalows what they describe as the most amazing sunrise in all of Timor Leste.

If you are looking for a serene place away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Atauro Dive Resort is unquestionably the place to be. Our priority is your comfort and happiness!!

Book Now! Come and join Atauro Dive Resort’s family for the most incredible experience in Timor Leste

What to do on the Island

More things to do

Booze cruise
We offer evening cruise for our guests where we provide drinks (beer, soft drinks and wine) and enjoy the sunset feeling. Share laughs and moments and make sure everyone gets some fun. (This activity depends on the sea and weather condition)

Hiking to Manucoco Mountain
Make a guided day trip and hike to the highest mountain in Atauro which is about 1000 m above sea level

Hike to the western part of the island

Trekking to the northern part of the island and enjoy nice sandy beaches

Cycling to various villages around Beloi and villa

Visiting the markets around the island including the biggest market on Saturday in Beloi, Atauro Island

Relaxing on the hammocks near the beach and enjoying your quiet time