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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort, May, 2011,

by Tom Reynolds, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 6047.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 70 min max 3 min safety stop
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our fourth visit.
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