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Address: Dili, East Timor
Phone Number:
+670 7723 0965
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00

Compass Charters & Ocean Adventures, is a family business who have been...

Compass Charters & Ocean Adventures, is a family business who have been operating since 1999 and know the seas surrounding Timor-Leste like no one else. Atauro Island, the jewel of Timor-Leste where Compass specializes in diving & snorkelling adventures and PADI dive courses based from their Adara Ecocamp on the west coast of Atauro and now their beachhouse dive resort in Beloi on the east. Compass operates a daily water taxi service to Beloi and Adara making Atauro Island accessible for day trips, overnight and multi-day stays and offers travelers the opportunity to explore the more remote dive and snorkel sites. For diving snorkeling and relaxing in paradise, Compass Charters has Atauro Island covered. So come and book your adventure to another part of the world you never knew existed.

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Amazing dive shop!

Ive been diving with Compass many times in Timor-Leste and recently completed my rescue dive course with them. The Compass team is very professional, dedicated and so much fun... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Ive been diving with Compass many times in Timor-Leste and recently completed my rescue dive course with them. The Compass team is very professional, dedicated and so much fun! You can clearly see that the entire crew loves what they do, know the dive sites very well, and make sure that their guests get a great experience. In addition, hands... More 

Thank Lor123R
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

I did an Open Water course with Compass, choosing them largely because of the opportunity to do the dives on Atauro. I was glad I did, because it was an excellent experience all round. I was able to fit the theoretical tests in at times when I wasn't working (evenings) and the pool work was done not far away in... More 

Thank RobWinmar
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I did an introduction scuba dive & snorkel. I stayed two nights on the island and was very well taken care of. Luke my dive instructor was very patient & caring, the food was amazing and diving superb! Everyone works hard to ensure you have a good experience. I also went to an NGO shop & women's sewing group called... More 

1 Thank Becg146
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had an awesome trip to Atuaro Island with Compass. I did both sides of the Island. The stay at Compass's Eco Safari Camp and snorkeling the adjacent reefs was the highlight. The staff were great and everything you could think of was included. If you love being in the natural environment, adventure and don't mind getting back to basics... More 

1 Thank Lara A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great trip and nice eco camp and eco resort accomodation. Great reef diving. The dive equipment is all new aqualung brand. The dive instructors/ guides were fantastic. Really helpful and friendly and very thorough dive site and safety briefings. Had a great time and big thanks to the team!

ashby de la zouch
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a two day visit to Atuaro with Compass and enjoyed our time immensely. We managed to see whales both on the way to the island and the way back and the captain made detours so that we could get a better view of these magnificent mammals, we got to within 50 metres at one stage. That apart when... More 

Thank david h
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fantastic memorable experience. Highly recommend!! I did a one-day dive trip to Atauro with Luke and Tony, who both made it an enjoyable comfortable experience. The reefs at Atauro are some of the best in the world and I saw some incredible biodiversity. We had lunch at a mini-coastal village that the dive shop has set up where they bring... More 

1 Thank Joe A
Bali, Indonesia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

nothing but good things to say about these folks. diving was amazing, equipment furnished was in good condition and repair, staff responsive to requests and special needs. totally recommend if you want to dive this area. they know all the good spots!!

Thank Sandy E
Albany, New York
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great staff. My wife and I went out with Chris and Luke and 1 other diver for a day trip to Atauro Island. I was just getting over a cold so had to settle for snorkeling which was so incredible - water so clear that visibility was over 20 meters straight down. Huge coral formations, numerous fish (didn't see one... More 

Thank Hansen_0000
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

After diving all around SE Asia I can say that although what we found underwater wouldn't be on top of my diving-spots list, both Tony and the Indonesian instructor (sorry I keep forgetting her name!) were the best professionals I have met so far. Since the moment I entered the dive centre she was very friendly and super welcoming, gave... More 

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