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Dive Review of Wakatobi/Pelagian in
Indonesia

September, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Bob & Doris Schaffer, CA, USA (14 reports)
Report Number 3630

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Reporter
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos; Red Sea; Fiji; Micronesia; Cocos Island; Caribbean; Mexico;
California; Solomons; PNG; Maldives; Hawaii

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
70 minute maximum dives  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
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
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
The photography room is dry with very good lighting, ample charging
stations and adequate counter space and shelves; a generous supply of
drying towels was always available; one of the divemasters was extremely
experienced in underwater photo/video and very willing to share his
knowledge and experience and was most helpful in solving problems.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Pelagian carries only 12 divers and cruises the waters in vicinity of
southern Sulawesi; 2 divemasters and the entire crew are excellent and
attentive. All diving is from tenders and personal gear doesn't leave the
tenders for the duration of the trip. The crew went out of their way to
make our diving convenient and comfortable. Beautiful, healthy reefs and
walls and lots of drift diving, but not much in the way of large pelagics
(and having read about the area beforehand, we were not expecting large
pelagics). They did a couple days of muck diving and while that is not our
favorite, we appreciated seeing unique creatures we had never before seen.
Cabins are clean and comfortable with plenty of storage space and
good-sized bathrooms.  Nice menu choices, meals are served (no buffets)and
the food is outstanding. Two weeks before we arrived, we read the
Undercurrent review which gave us pause; however, our experience confirmed
our opinion that the Undercurrent reviewer was just cranky and must have
had an ax to grind. The only thing the reviewer got right is that the
drinks are overpriced but considering the remoteness of the operation, that
is understandable and since we don't like to drink much during a dive trip,
the price of drinks didn't matter and sufficient non-alcoholic beverages
were included. This was our 33rd liveaboard trip and it rates among the top
5!
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