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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian in
Indonesia/SE Sulawesi at Wakatobi

June, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Peggy and Bill Goldberg, FL, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"The Wakatobi Dive resort and the Pelagian Dive Yacht"
Report Number 7810
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]All over the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and its caves, Cocos,
Socorro, Hawaii, Fiji, Solomon Islands,and SE Sulawesi, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Getting There
We flew Korean Air from
Atlanta- 15 hours to Seoul,
then 8 hours to Bali. From
there, you take Wakatobi's
private charter for 2.5 hours
to the resort and dive boat.

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
From the Pelagian, you dove from a tender- with your buddy & guide-
70-80 min dives. Dove own profile.
The resort boat had 2-3 divers per guide- 70-90 min dives- dove our own
profile- take your safety sausage.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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The Pelagian had a massive A/C camera room, and the resort also had a large
A/C camera room available 24/7. Staff would carry all your photo equipment
back and forth, but I chose to do th ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Dive Operation
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Shore Diving  
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4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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We had been wanting to come to Wakatobi for some time and finally had the
chance to go- once you get over the sticker shock of the cost, this is a
trip of a lifetime.
The resort runs the Pelagian dive Yacht- and as we are die hard live aboard
divers, we wanted to experience that. Because of the time and distance
invested to get there, we also decided to stay a week at the resort...for
one thing their charter plane's schedule did not allow one to leave right
after the charter, anyway. However, you must also experience the resort- as
it is as close to a live aboard as a resort can get for diving and service-
plus you have the other amenities of a first class resort. Both the
Pelagian a ...
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