We had initially booked with Dive Timor, not really knowing of any other options from home; however, their boat had broken down (sounds like this happens often) – and we very luckily discovered Aquatica! Not only were they much more warm and welcoming to our group of 4, but we had incredible dive experience! We also moved accommodations to their adjoining, beautiful apartments – which were above and beyond expectations inside. The location is right on the beach, but a little out of the main core. Desmond and Jennifer are wonderful people – they not only want you to feel safe and welcomed, but to have a great time. We dived around Atauro Island, even completing some exploration dives, discovering beautiful coral walls and extremely healthy reef. In addition to dolphins, we were even lucky enough to have whales surface right beside our boat! There are some interesting and strong (variable) currents here. This tech was a big draw for us, but maybe to be considered for others if looking to dive around Atauro.
After a day of diving, they also happily dropped us off at Barry’s Place on Atauro (highly recommended) - and picked us up for more diving on another day, returning us to Dili afterwards.
A nice touch, was the delicious and large hot lunch provided on the boat - even accommodating us vegetarians! They took excellent care of our gear on and off the boat as well, and our 2 friends who were renting, were very impressed with the top-notch gear provided.
Desmond and Jennifer are super accommodating, genuinely lovely people, who we became friends with very quickly! It was a very long way to travel for our group, and Aquatica made it absolutely memorable. Hope to return one day! Thanks Jen and Des!!!!
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