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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian in

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Leonard, CA, US (1 report, with 1 Helpful vote)
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Solomon Is, PNG, Red Sea, Caribbean, Lembeh, Nusa Tengarra, Benaken,
Maluku, Raja Ampat ...
Closest Airport
Getting There
Charter flight from Denpasar,

Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive with divemaster   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
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Camera room at the long house is the coolest room at the resort
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3 stars
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Stayed 17 days Nov 2014 7d in Bungalow #22, 5d on Pelagian, 5d in a Villa
#2. We are from Southern California. 
Our bungalow (#22 for 7d) was located on the windward side of the resort,
opposite end from the Villas. Thank god as the AC never worked right
despite our complaints. It kept the temp 2 - 4 degrees F lower than ambient
hence during the day it never went below 82 F and at night it strained to
hold 78 F. Recommended only for those wanting to stay in a sauna! At least
we had a breeze - most days. Heard similar complaints from others, but not
Pelagian (5d) was fabulous. Master suite is over the top and other
accommodations are very, very good for a liveaboard. Brass handrails, great
bed and AC that was too cold till we learned to turn off one of the three
units. We had the very expensive Master suite - hoo rah! 
Villa (#2 for 5d). Two AC units were mostly able to keep up with the heat.
Only two of the villas have pools. Ours did not. No big deal as you are
steps away from a very large pool called the ocean and nature heats it to
82-84F.  You are however a distance from the restaurant.
Menu is very varied for a week. Our second week at the resort the menu
almost repeated. (I know - we stayed too long). It is buffet service. Help
yourself to all you want. Meat (no pork - Muslim country), seafood and/or
vegetable entrée choices lunch and dinner. Choice of two or more
appetizers lu ...
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