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Dive Review of Pelagian/Wakatobi in
Indonesia/S. Sulawasi

November, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Michael N. Hofman, CA, USA
Contributor   (16 reports, with 5 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3270
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Caribbean, Thailand, PNG, Bali, Hawaii, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
be intelligent  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Great dedicated room had plenty of storage, electrical outlets, clean
towels and also plenty of expertise to solve problems.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Everyone else has reviewed the Pelagian with high marks.  I want to add
mine to the list.  Our trip was simply wonderful, and the crew (both on
land and on the boat) were perfect.  Sissy and Marco, the cruise directors
and dive leaders, were thoughtful, intelligent, fun and very experienced. 
They, along with everyone else made the trip special.
The diving set up was the best I've seen -- bc's and tanks stay in the two
chase boats and the crew filled them with lose hoses (makes so much sense).
 Nitrox available along with different size tanks. Either long or short
dives were fine -- those who finished early either waited in the chase boat
or got a ride back to the Pelagian.
Diving was interesting, especially the much diving around Bintun (sp).  Ask
to stay there longer -- one pier had soo much going on -- mandarian fish,
mating octopus (different species). too many moray eels -- all in about 8
Travel logistics continue to be excellent with the Wakatobi crew and the
chartered airplane to the Wakatobi airstrip.  My only complaint was the
long island ice tea the bartenders made the night before we left (dinner on
shore at Wakatobi resort) was too strong!  Gee, life's tough.
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