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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Southeast Sulawesi

September, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Markus Fritze, CA, US (2 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 7249
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Germany, Malta, Egypt, Maldives, Indonesia, Belize, USA
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

Water Temp
27   to 27    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
45   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
~70 minutes on boat dives, buddy teams. Solo diving only for approved
instructors. You can rent your own boat and then do what you want...  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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The resort has an air-conditioned camera room with power strips, plenty of
towels and tools, rinse tank for cameras in front of it. The team is very
helpful, always offering to ca ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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4 stars  

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Value for $$
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We have been at Wakatobi many times - almost coming every year. My wife
loves taking pictures of beautiful corals and as such I have not found a
better place, which is also that "easy" to reach (Bali and then a
hotel organized flight directly to the hotel island) and that nice.

The trip from SFO to Bali is long and recently we changed to use Eva Air,
which flies with only one stop (in Taiwan) to Bali and also is a pleasant
overnight flight. The Wakatobi staff will expect you in the airport. Your
job is just to wait for your luggage, while he takes care of the VISA for

You have to stay in Bali for at least one night. Last year a typhoon got
our flight canceled on the last minuted and I had to rebook on the
departure day. Try avoiding that and spend a few days in Bali on the front
end. Either on the beach or visit Ubud in the mountains (which I found more
interesting, Wakatobi offers enough beach for us).

The flight to Wakatobi leaves at the domestic airport in Bali, which is
currently under heavy construction. Nevertheless the hotel awaits you at
the taxi stan ...
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