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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Southeast Sulawesi

Wakatobi Dive Resort, Sep, 2013,

by Markus Fritze, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 7249.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Germany, Malta, Egypt, Maldives, Indonesia, Belize, USA
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather dry Seas calm
Water Temp 27 to 27 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 45 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions ~70 minutes on boat dives, buddy teams. Solo diving only for approved instructors. You can rent your own boat and then do what you want...
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The resort has an air-conditioned camera room with power strips, plenty of towels and tools, rinse tank for cameras in front of it. The team is very helpful, always offering to ca ... 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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments We have been at Wakatobi many times - almost coming every year. My wife loves taking pictures of beautiful corals and as such I have not found a better place, which is also that "easy" to reach (Bali and then a hotel organized flight directly to the hotel island) and that nice.

The trip from SFO to Bali is long and recently we changed to use Eva Air, which flies with only one stop (in Taiwan) to Bali and also is a pleasant overnight flight. The Wakatobi staff will expect you in the airport. Your job is just to wait for your luggage, while he takes care of the VISA for you.

You have to stay in Bali for at least one night. Last year a typhoon got our flight canceled on the last minuted and I had to rebook on the departure day. Try avoiding that and spend a few days in Bali on the front end. Either on the beach or visit Ubud in the mountains (which I found more interesting, Wakatobi offers enough beach for us).

The flight to Wakatobi leaves at the domestic airport in Bali, which is currently under heavy construction. Nevertheless the hotel awaits you at the taxi stan ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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