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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/South Sulawesi

Wakatobi Dive Resort, Jul, 2013,

by Jeremy Cohen, PA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 7069.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Belize, BVI, N.&S.California, Cozumel, Fiji,
Florida, Honduras, Galapagos, Kauai, Kona, Komodo Isl, Little Cayman, Ni'ihau, Papua New Guinea, Puget Sound, Socorro Isl, Sea of Cortez.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 70 minutes on boat dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Camera table & separate photo dunk tank on board, big tank ashore, dedicated camera room a ... 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 5 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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Diving for 47 years from California, Mexico and the Caribbean to PNG, Galapagos, Fiji and Komodo, we've experienced the good, the bad, the overrated and the very bad. Wakatobi is a diver's dream! Even better than you've heard. Healthy reefs, roomy day boats, "dive experience managers" (Wakatobi Speak for dive guides) who at once are unobtrusive, present, and respectful of each diver's wants, skills and needs. My new computer fizzled in 30 feet. Marco noticed, swam over and handed his back-up to me. I swim slowly searching for good photo ops. No problem. No guide had more than four divers. We sometimes had Marco to ourselves. Boat crew very attentive. Inflating a sausage we never had to wait for more than a few minutes for pick-up. As experienced divers, Catherine and I had all the room we needed to explore at our own pace and to our own liking. Marco was happy to help find critters, bu ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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