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Atauro Island

Atauro Island is located 25 kilometers north of Dili, Timor Leste, where at least six scuba diving spots. The island has length of 25 kilometers, width of 9 kilometers, area of about 105 square kilometers and population of 8,000 people has Manucoco Mountain is rich in bird diversity.

Atauro Island where Ilha de Ata├║ro in Portuguese, Ata'uro Island in Tetum and Goat Island in Indonesian is a small island sitting between the islands of Alor and Wetar (Indonesia). The nearest is Liran Island (Indonesia) within 12 kilometers to the northeast. Goat Island because of the large number of goats on the island.

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The island is separated into five districts and Vila Maumeta is the largest city, while other big cities include Nutmeg, Uaroana, Arlo, Adara, and Berau. During the Indonesian government it has a runway airstrip at Vila Maumeta, but now it is no longer working for landings.

Mount Manucoco as high as 999 meters above sea level as the highest point on the island and richly carved pigeon population, black dove, green timor pigeon, pink-headed pigeons, olive-headed birds, basil-colored parrots and others.

The strait between Atauro and Timor leste has a depth of up to 3500 meters below sea level where dolphins, pilot whales, Dugongs, sea cows often appear, while around the island for several months a year humpback whales make appearances.

Divers are ready to bring for scuba diving in many places in Atauro, but the famous is Rob's Spot to the north of the west coast, Watertank near Atekru and Barry's Barstool in Beloi. In the south has Big Fish Rock and Shark Point, while Manta Cove leads in the southeast of the island.

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Location: Atauro Island, Dili, Timor Leste.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili, then use the ship to Atauro island.

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