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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/SE Sulawesi

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bonnie Bonome, TX, USA
Report Number 2516
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Texas lakes and Flower Gardens, Florida Keys, Florida springs, Roatan,
Cozumel, Bali
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
78   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
4
Water Visibility
50   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
70 minute time limit per dive. 
Buddy system or solo equipment.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
Comments
Mostly macro photography. Some of the critters (eg pygmy sea horses) were
so small you couldn't see them with bare eyes. There is so much to see and
photograph, film just wouldn't suffice. Go digital in this location!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The entire operation is set up extremely well. Accommodations were basic,
but neat and clean, very well maintained. Staff was very friendly and
helpful at all times. They went out of their way to make the guests feel
welcome and comfortable. Dive boats, dive guides and diving itself was
superbe. We were 2 groups of 5 on our boat and had plenty of space. Towels,
snacks, hot and cold drinks were provided between dives. There was a roomy
head/changing room, too! Captain and dive guides accomodated our wishes
where possible. Dive guides were protective of the reefs and critters - a
good thing in my book!
The currents could change without warning. On one dive the current was so
bad, we drift-dove vertically to fight the speed. That said, on all other
dives the currents were quite manageable to not present.
Good to know for future visitors: don't bring gloves and be prepared to use
the metric measuring system (my 2 dive computers came in handy here: I set
one to metric and left the other one set to the more familiar imperial
units).
Overall, this is a must-visit/dive little part of the world. Don't miss it!
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