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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian in
Indonesia/Wakatobi

Wakatobi -- Pelagian: "Give it a lot of thought or Sit it out?", Nov, 2014,

by Leonard, CA, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8078 has 1 Helpful vote.

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 Theirs Getting There Charter flight from Denpasar, Bali

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive with divemaster
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera room at the long house is the coolest room at the resort ... 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 3 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 3 stars
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Comments
Stayed 17 days Nov 2014 7d in Bungalow #22, 5d on Pelagian, 5d in a Villa #2. We are from Southern California.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
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 confirmed.
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.
FOOD:
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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