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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Wakatobi

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Third trip, still as good as it gets...", Apr, 2015,

by Steven Moore, CT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 8421.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Alaska, US, Florida, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Belize, Fiji
Closest Airport chartered airport for resort Getting There 3 hour charter flight from Bali

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were planned for 70 minutes, and that was acceptable.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The camera room is in the main lodge with plenty of space and electrical outlets. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was my third trip to Wakatobi, second one staying at the resort plus another on their dive yacht, The Pelagian. And there's a very good chance that there will be a fourth trip, sometime in the future.
My first visit to the resort was in 2006, before their luxury villas were built and before they expanded the number of bungalows, overall. By comparison, they are larger and also more polished. But they haven't lost any of the special customer service that brought me back. We stayed in one of the newer bungalows located around the corner from the main dock/jetty. It sits above the beach about 5 feet with stairs going down to the sand/water. It was beautiful, comfortable, well maintained, and peaceful. Even with extra guests, we never felt crowded or annoyed by noise or intrusion. The bungalow has a large deck on the front, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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