Atauro Dive Resort, located on an island just off East Timor, is featured in an upcoming ScubaZoo video about the local coral reefs.

According to the resort’s Samantha O’Challaghan-Ross, the resort is working together with the local villages to have “locally managed marine zones” set up to promote sustainable fishing practices to help sustain a healthy reef.

The ScubaZoo video talks about the local reef having 315 species of fish and other animals living on it.

Check out the trailer to the “Timor-Leste From Below” video below, and for more info about the resort, go to

(Photo credit: ScubaZoo)

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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