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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Sulawesi

May, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Chrys Martin, OR, US
Contributor   (12 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6084
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii, Caribbean, Belize, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
not many restrictions, allowed to do own shore dives whenever with or
without a guide and could stay down for up to 75-80 minutes on guided boat
dives  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
Large Pelagics
  N/A
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
great room with lots of space and plug ins, there were some VERY
experienced photographers there who were very pleased, we are novices
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This resort is magical. Simple, well appointed rooms that they are
upgrading even further. Wonderful staff and focus on customer service.
Great food with lots of choices. The diving is best we've ever done...even
outshines the Coral Sea in Australia.  No big fish, but perfect combo of
everything else. Every inch of the reef is teeming with life. The fans and
table corals are larger than a person all over the reefs. Great vis and no
garbage anywhere.  Very sensitive to ecology above and below the sea. The
dive sites are 5-20 minutes away, back to shore for surface intervals
except maybe once, nice traditional "long" boats with covered top
and some space to be in the sun if you want, head on board, giant stride in
and doff BC to get back up the ladder. Friendly, knowlegeable dive guides
that kept it fun and were multi-lingual to serve the wide variety of
customers from all over the world. Good briefings and guiding. It's well
worth the long trip to get there. The service from the moment you arrive
Bali doesn't let up until you are on your last flight home. They are
helpful with Bali land trips and diving elsewhere in the region. Leave
plenty of spare time on front end and back for flight delays. Come in 1-2
days early and leave at least one day after you return to Bali is safest. I
could go on and on....
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