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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Wakatobi

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Wakatobi: Unsafe at any depth", Apr, 2015,

by Steve Hess, CA, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8566 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Philippines, Honduras, Cozumel, Channel Islands, Florida, Monterey, Bonaire, Dominica
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There Charter

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas
Water Temp to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions I never got in the water.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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 1 stars
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Comments Last April my wife and I took our dream vacation but instead we had to endure a Wakatobi nightmare.
We are experienced divers with over 500 dives each. We selected Wakatobi for its beauty, pristine reefs and full service dive operation. I bought a new high-def camera, housing and light and we flew half way around the world for this trip.
What we found was a resort that was unsafe, with staff that was unprofessional, deceitful, and thoughtless.
We were shocked to discover that this remote, expensive resort (with mostly great PR) is unprepared for medical/diving injuries, reluctant to, or unable to call for medical advice (such as DAN) and/or indifferent to their guests plight. Wakatobi maintains no operative phone system. No satellite phone, or working cell phone. The wifi was often down. With only one flight out that week, I needed medical attention and was trapped and unable to get any help. If you read the other reviews carefully you will see that our problems are NOT unusual at Wakatobi.

Here is our story:

We arrived at the airstrip on Monday 4/27/15 along with all the other guests. We were directed to several ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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