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Dive Review of Wakatobi/Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi/Wakatobi Dive Resort, Oct, 2007,

by Robert M. Jackson, FL, United States (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3698.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving N. Atlantic, Caribbean, Med, Red Sea, SW Pacific, Thailand-Burma, California, BC, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 70 minutes. MOD for nitrox. Dive masters led group unless diver equipped with pony tank.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Dedicated room for camera storage and work, however this was remote from accomdations. No facilities on day boats except table.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving was typical of the Indo-Pacific. The day boats were comfortable and sufficiently large. The divemasters were overly directive and spent a great deal of time pointing things out to the group. Solo diving was fortunately allowed with an independent air source (pony tank). The crew was excellent and helpful. The accomodations and food were both superb. Logistics were well organized and no hassle. No large pelagics and few small animals, allow the coral was pristine and crinoids plentiful.
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