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Atauro Dive Resort

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Atauro Street, Atauro East Timor
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#2 of 3 Speciality lodging in Atauro
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Atauro's first Dive Resort, our fully equipped dive centre offers daily trips to the numerous dive spots around the island. Whales and doplhins can be seen in October/November every year. Our cabins are right at the beach aswell as the restaurant where you can enjoy our delicious food, cold drinks and our home made ice cream. No eftpos/card payments available, USD CASH only accepted. Mastercards are no longer accepted anywhere in Timor Leste.
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Free parking
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Street parking
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Diving
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Snorkelling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Portuguese

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NZ4LIFE wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing dive resort, dive location, local staff and diving instructors Marty, Beat and Desi. Rooms were ok wooden villas were great, accom accross the road was baking hot and horrible. Toilets are eco toilets but they smell really bad. Food was top shelf made by the local staff who really add value. Amazing home made ice cream. Vege options were great too but often no variety in meals... Volker the owner however, is a real dirty piece of work. This resort offers discounts for multiple dives however, the owner will often back track on his word. He will lie, cheat and not keep his word any chance he can if it means he saves one dollar... I do not recommend this dive resort for the reason that the owner just wants to take advantage. My suggestion is to stay at another resort on the island an be treated with respect. Its worth the extra few dollars it costs.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from vollie, Manager at Atauro Dive Resort
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Hi Charlie, Thanks for your feedback and its good to know we have an amazing place and amazing staff! First and foremost our prices and all the discounts we offer are written clearly in guest information leaflets placed in all the guest rooms and on the emails we send to our guests. And for anyone to decide to go diving with us, it is obvious that they agreed with the price. It is such a shame for you to write things about the owner which are not true just because you want to massage your ego . The owner just wanted you to pay your bill and not causing a scene at the resort. If you wanted a discount you would have asked before you did any dives, not when it is time to make the payment. I am sure previous reviews we have had from other guests will speak for themselves. Thanks, Saffy
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Fabian wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany26 contributions4 helpful votes
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We intended to stay for just two nights at Atauro Dive Resort and ended up staying for a whole week. This place is perfect. The bungalows are beautiful, the beds are comfy, the food is delicious, the staff is very kind and always available and the whole place is perfectly clean and well taken care of. We contacted the owner Volker and Safi in advance and they were very kind and responsive. Oh and the diving is sublime. We went on several dives with Marti and Bailey and had a blast. Such nice, professional and fun guys. We can’t recommend this place enough and would come back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Volker Katzung, Owner at Atauro Dive Resort
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Regards Volker
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Tom L wrote a review Feb 2020
Darwin, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
My partner and I had a wonderful experience getting our PADI open water cards at Atauro Dive Resort. We travelled there in January during the middle of the wet season, but there was no rain falling on Atauro despite it bucketing down in Dili through the week. The resort is serene and minimal. Generous bungalows are open to the air with basic shower facilities. Healthy, sustaining and reasonably priced meals are provided on site three times a day. The beach is fifty metres away. Hammocks stretch between the trees in a few places. The dive equipment available is practical and carefully maintained. Our instructors Marti and Bailey were both excellent communicators, lovers of the ocean, and great company in the evening. Out in the ocean nearby you can dive in a few different places, to most of which you're delivered by boat. You can readily find yourself at fifteen metres deep on a coral wall teeming with life, with another fifty metres of reef below you. The diversity of crustaceans, turtles, reef fish, nudibranches and sea snakes is pretty amazing. We dived two or three times a day during our stay, once in the morning, once after lunch and sometimes once later in the afternoon or evening. I'd highly recommend this experience to any new diver.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Volker Katzung, Owner at Atauro Dive Resort
Responded 10 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. Regards Volker
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livevolumemax wrote a review Feb 2020
Adelaide3 contributions
Marti and the team are hands down the best crew to dive with on Ataúro. We did a few dives with them. They have a great boat and good gear. They know their stuff and showed us some awesome spots in one of the worlds most beautiful places. 5 stars!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Volker K, Owner at Atauro Dive Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Regards Volker
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HungoverTT wrote a review Nov 2019
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam853 contributions69 helpful votes
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Its well built and eco friendly dive resort. You can see the owner Volker and the staff members looks after the place. It has a compost toilets, communal shower, and communal dining area. The beach is full of dead seaweed though. The dive is just at its doorstep which makes this island so amazing. Love it
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from vollie, Owner at Atauro Dive Resort
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Dear HunoverTT, Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad that you liked your stay and hope to see you again. Regards Volker
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PRICE RANGE
USD 39 - USD 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
East TimorDili DistrictAtauro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Atauro Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Atauro Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Empreza Di'ak (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Atauro Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Atauro Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Atauro Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Atauro Dive Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Portuguese.