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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Spectacular outrageous bucket list trip", Sep, 2014,

by Hart Guerin, NC, US ( 1 report). Report 7870.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport DPS Getting There Cathay Pacific: JFK:HKG:DPS..Cathay Pacific is AWESOME...no issues

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions three full 70 minute boat days per day....DM suggested 45 feet - dip deeper as necessary to see something...we hovered usually 35-40

three minute stops were done 70 minutes into dive...
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There is a dedicated camera room with appropriate electricity in the original lodge building. We did not use it...Never heard of any issues leaving equipment there...We had a (provided) power s ... 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
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Comments our (three adults) first trip to Indonesia ...stay was 16 nights at Wakatobi.... Diving was simply outrageously wonderful....beyond anything we ever expected.....ALL staff simply outrageous....I want to emphasize ALL staff ...everyone knows you by your first name...food absolutely outstanding - 3 squares a day...boat crews just tops....all land based staff also tops........three full 70 minute boat dives a day was absolutely fine for us and we are aggressive divers. Corals and fish life breathtaking....pristine reefs every dive...we had two different dedicated-to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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