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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in

May, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Tom Reynolds, CA, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6047
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cayman, Florida, Roatan, Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, Fiji, Palau,
Philippines, Hawaii, bali
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
70 min max 3 min safety stop  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
It is difficult to overstate the coral reefs at Wakatobi. They are pristine
and some are 100% coral covered on the top making this a mecca for
snorklers. Macro critters are off the scale. For example I had a dozen
opportunities to photograph 4 varieties of Pigmy Seahorses in 11 diving
days. Wide-angle photography is also outstanding with multiple fans and
impressive corals to photograph.

Service is outstanding with a large staff making sure you carry nothing and
have every need met. The accomodations and food are first rate.

Boats are large and stable with an experienced guide every 4 divers. Large
tanks for air hogs available at no extra cost. Boat rides 15 min or less,
occasionally 20.

This is probably the best land destination in the world. It is easily
accessed from Bali via a charter plane. The Bali staff makes sure your
entry and exit go smoothly
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
5 stars  
5 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
This was our fourth visit. 
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