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Dive Review of Wakatobi in

October, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Charles W Modlin, WI, United States (1 report)
Report Number 3710
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Around the world and back again first time to Wakatobi.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time limited to 70 minutes but adaquate for air consumption.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Small camera room but adaquate, computer for downloads but extremely
limited access to internet, one had to be up early or bring own computer.
Access was limited to early morning. Seems staff could take over and
eliminate outside access to limited few. Seems strang in todays world of
easy access almost everywhere
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Good diving conditions IE the boat was excellent with the right
accomdations, the island staff was extremely attentive to ones requests
while diving. However I surfaced early and no one noticed swam back to boat
was not picked up. Not a good experience for beginners. The dive breifings
were lacking in that dive masters would indicate that one should keep the
track to ones left or right shoulder when a compass heading would be more
representive of the map they would post for the dive. In most cases the
compass headings were on the map but when asked no one seemed concerned
regarding what the headings where! Visibility sucked over the 10 days the
best visibility was at tops 60 feet. Not at all what I was expecting. I
would perfer a better breifing. The dive staff could do a much better job
1)They could send out a diver just before the boats left each morning
reporting what the currents were and there direction all dive sites had tie
points and were well know to the instructors.
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