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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Wakatobi: A Marvel of A Dive Operatio and Magical Diving", Nov, 2013,

by Kendall Valentine, DC, US ( 2 reports). Report 8058.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Galapagos, Australia,
Closest Airport Dempasar (DPS) Getting There Wakatobi has its own charter flight from Dempasr (DPS) Airport, Bali, to the resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 80 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 95 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Must stay with divemaster on boat dives. Could dive own profile on house reef/pier.
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments I did not have a camera. My ratings are based on reports from my observations and discussions with trusted members of our group who are very experienced photographers. ... 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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Executive Summary: This is an excellent resort with superb diving, attentive staff and five star food. Living accommodations are comfortable, all have air conditioning and 110 v outlets and hot and cold water (pressure variable). Considering the remoteness of the resort and within its environmental context, the resort merits 5 stars for accommodations. There is satellite internet; WiFi is more available in the main building and dining hall. Superb meals are served buffet style with multiple choices. It is the best resort I've visited in 15 years of diving. Yes, it's a long way to travel, does cost some money and I would return at the drop of a hat.

Getting there: We flew Chicago to Seoul, Korea (ICN) - 14 hours; Korea to Bali (DPS) - 6 hours; Bali to Wakatobi 2 1/3 hour (jet) or 4 hour (turboprop) flights. Others went via Moscow. Wherever you get the best connectio and price (or have miles). The 2 1/3 hour charter flight from Bali is followed by a 15 minute van ride and a 20 minute boat trip. The resort built airstrip is on one island, Wakatobi is itself is on another island, nearby. Sub Aquatic and Sports (SASS) Dive Shop in Kalamazoo, MI, made all my arrangements, including land tours in Bali and coordinating with the Wakatobi resort. Our trip went very smoothly in spite of s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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