Sparsely populated, very dry and just 25km long from north to south, Atauro is home to only about 8000 people.
Most of those people live in the two main villages of Vila and Beloi on the eastern side of the island… Read more
Atauro Island is something you should not miss if you visit Timor Leste as it has some excellent dive sites on both the east and west coasts.
Many of those sites feature magnificent walls that drop down in to the deep waters that surround the island… Read more
The dive sites on the west coast of the island are the best way to really experience what Atauro has to offer.
Think magnificent walls, clear blue water and the ever-present chance of a large mammal or pelagic passing by… Read more
There is some good diving on the east coast of Atauro Island and two sites stand out – Beloi and Vila.
Beloi located roughly half-way up the east coast, while Vila is further to the south… Read more
There are two options for places to stay on Atauro island if you are planning to dive there.
On the west coast there is the Adara eco-camp and on the east coast in the village of Beloi is Barry’s Lodge… Read more
There are two main options for getting to Atauro Island – water taxi or public ferry.
Thw water taxi is a daily service that leaves at 07.30 every morning, while the ferry service is only weekly… Read more