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

October, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Robert , OR, US
Contributor   (13 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 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

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox depth limits; signal DM at 750 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
1 or 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):
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Boat Facilities
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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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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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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
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By mariaoc 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 rbringas 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 mariaoc 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 rbringas 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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