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Explore Timor

Soft coral off shore of Beloi, Atauro Island
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Join us on a new and exciting action packed, off-the-beaten-track two week adventure to Timor-Leste!

Asia’s youngest country, rugged and remote Timor-Leste, is an unexplored paradise packed with treasures. On this exclusive adventure you’ll dive and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the world’s most biodiverse oceans, exploring vibrant coral reefs and unspoiled beaches, experiencing the culture and surrounding landscapes of this beautiful country all while contributing to community led conservation in a global biodiversity hotspot. 

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Explore Timor

Location: Dili and Atauro Island

Ages: 17 and above
Group size: Max 8
Duration: 2 weeks 
– 19th Aug to 1st Sep 2018
– 22nd Apr to 5th May 2019
– 6th Oct to 19th Oct 2019
– 21st Oct to 3rd Nov 2019

Price: only £1995

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What our volunteers say
I absolutely loved my time in Atauro - the science, the diving, all of the additional activities, my homestay family, the food, etc.! It was definitely the right decision to come to this beautiful island! I strongly recommend this expedition to everyone who loves to dive and to learn a lot about the underwater world and to explore a stunning and unspoiled island.
Lynn
Timor-Leste 2018
Timor-Leste was a wonderful experience. The site team are knowledgeable, friendly and incredibly enthusiastic. The local staff are a particular credit to themselves and BV. The work being done here feels significant and the locals are a crucial and impressive part of this. Dives were managed well with high levels of safety awareness and plenty of enthusiasm.
Simon
Timor-Leste 2018
I could not have asked for more. I got to explore my passion for the ocean with amazing people on a tropical island. Also the cultural experience was amazing!
Jessie
Timor-Leste 2018

Download the Explore Timor expedition guide

Highlights include

  • Marvel at the pristine reefs of Atauro island, a wonder of the coral triangle and home to more species of fish than anywhere else on earth
  • Meet expert field staff and community members working to protect Timor-Leste’s spectacular waters, and enjoy exclusive conservation and wildlife talks
  • Relax in exquisitely beautiful surroundings and experience Timorese culture in a rustic hideaway
  • Atauro is a whale and dolphin hotspot – see some of these incredible creatures at close quarters, including Spinner, Bottlenose, Striped, Risso’s, Fraser’s and Rough‐Toothed Dolphins; and Blue, Sperm, Cuviers, Melon Headed and Pilot Whales
  • Hike across Atauro Island to visit and dive the islands first locally managed marine area
  • Discover Timor-Leste’s dark history and bright future on a private walking tour of Dili, the nation’s capital

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The 2 week Explore Timor dive trip costs only £1995 per person.

Participants need to be PADI Advanced Open Water divers (or equivalent). Talk to us if you have any questions about this and we can discuss your options. 

Yes! All being well with this first short expedition we will run the Explore Timor dive trip again in 2019. Download the guide to get updates. 

Yes! We’d love for others to come and can offer a slight discount for non-divers. The capacity of the trip is limited to 8 people though, so do get in touch as soon as you can to discuss options.r

Just complete our simple online application form and we’ll be in touch very soon!

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