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Dive Review of Wakatobi in
Indonesia/Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Wayne & Cathy Harmon, Maryland, USA (1 report)
Report Number 1875

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Reporter
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Several Pacific and Carribean sites

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your own Profile / computer.  At times with Guides or Buddy.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Comments
Large Camera Tables & Rinse Tanks on the Boats.  Large Camera Tanks and
Camera Room at the land based.  Plenty of Battery Charging set ups at 220
& 110 in the Air Conditioned Camera Room.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
We traveled with a group from Annapolis SCUBA Center in Annapolis,
Maryland.  We had an opportunity to spend some time in Bali while going
over and then in Singapore when coming back – I would recommend both to
everyone!!  

All the dive sites had wonderful Macro opportunities.  There were Lot's of
Pygmy Seahorses and Nudibranchs.  Wayne loved the Shore Diving each night -
by taking the skiff up current and using current to drift back to Dive
Resort.

We didn't like the Long Room Dinning Facility - It was Hot and Crowded (It
did look like they were building a new dinning facility - which would help
immensely).

Additional Comments

Likes:
Workers were very cordial and accommodating
Dive Operation was great (Boats, Pier, On-Shore)
Resort Location was very good
Dive Masters were excellent
Internet connection available
Ample Food served at mealtimes

Dislikes:
Dim Lighting in Bungalows (Cathy Bad / Wayne OK)
Air Conditioning not adequate (Poor Insulation in Bungalow)
Room Décor was lacking (Cathy Bad / Wayne OK)
No washcloths (Cathy Bad / Wayne OK)
Paid Premium - Bungalow to far from Main Building
Alcohol very expensive (Take a Bottle from Bali)
No snacks between meals (Take some).
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