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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian in
Indonesia/South Sulawesi

Wakatobi -- Pelagian, Oct, 2012,

by Robert , OR, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6889.

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Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Bali, Belize, Costa Rica, Egypt, Fiji, Grenadines, Guam, Hawaii, Honduras, Irian Jaya/Papua, Jamaica, Keys, Komodo, North Sulawesi, Palau, Philippines, PNG, Solomons, St. Vincent, Tahiti, Truk, Turks & Caicos.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox depth limits; signal DM at 750 psi.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
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 N/A
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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 5 stars
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Comments Wakatobi is 600 miles east of Bali and 300 miles away from any other dive operation or liveaboard. Travel to Wakatobi Resort is via private charter to their private airport, then a transfer via boat to the resort. Wakatobi staff meet you on arrival at the Denpasar airport, taking care of Immigration and tourist visas while you pick up your luggage. They then accompany you through Customs. You have to spend at least one night in Denpasar. (We spent 3 nights in Kuta. Hey! It ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Maria Chapman in TX, US at Feb 21, 2013 07:26 EST  
Good report, thanks. Can you please give names of cruise directors and/or photo pro on Pelagian?
By Robert in OR, US at Feb 21, 2013 19:38 EST  
Ben and Kaori were cruise directors/dm's. No photo pro per se. I would like guess it is Ben. No photographers on our trip.
By Maria Chapman in TX, US at Feb 21, 2013 22:06 EST  
Thanks lots. I have been trying to track down the italuan couple who was doing those two jobs when we were onboard Pelagian. CiCi and Marco... They were really, really good. Glad you enjoyed the trip.
By Robert in OR, US at Feb 23, 2013 14:21 EST  
We were assigned to an Italian DM named Marco during our stay at the resort, but we don't have a last name. We never heard any reference to a DM named Cici, tho.
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