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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in

November, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Michael N. Hofman, CA, usa
Report Number 1533
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Cozumel, Tonga, PNG, Vanuatu, Thailand, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
usually dive times were limited to 75 minutes on non-shore dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 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
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
great shore facilities with separate a/c rooms, frigs for film and plenty
of space to set up and leave gear.
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  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
This trip was wonderful.  Both of us (diver and snorkeler) were impressed
with service, quality of reefs, interesting people, wonderful
"house" reef and the location of the resort.  From the moment we
arrived in customs in Bali (the day before the charter to the resort) we
were taken care of.  The charter flight was great, the facilities and staff
were wonderful and the dive staff was professional, available, but not
overbearing in any way.  A friend was along with us who hadn't been diving
in a while and she received a little extra attention whenever she needed
it.  The diving was interesting, and with Wakatobi's dedication to working
with local villages to provide resources as an alternative to overfishing,
we trust that fish life will continue to get better.  We heard some of the
other divers talking about seeing a school of more than 10 juvenile silver
tips, a harbinger of healthy reefs and more large fish to come.  Also there
was a huge school jacks on the house reef, along with many other
interesting fish to see (pygmy seahorses, leaf fish, frog fish, ribbon
eels, etc.)  We loved the trip so much we immediately booked a return
visit, as did our friend and two other people who were there at the same
time.  Make sure to spend some time in Bali; we had a wonderful
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