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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/Wakatobi

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Fantastic Diving and Amazing Resort", Jul, 2018,

by Jeanette Hartshorn, MO, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 17 Helpful votes). Report 10637 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments An abundance of diversity, sealife and healthy reef systems are what keeps taking us back to Indonesia, despite having to travel for 2 days to get half way around the world. Wakatobi Dive Resort in South Sulawesi is an incredible destination and extremely well run on all levels- the dive operation, the restaurant, and overall resort. Very friendly and helpful staff; delicious and more than plentiful food with lots of selection and catering to specialty diets as needed. The dive operation is extremely organized; the boats are very comfortable and the divemasters are top notch, highlighting and pointing out sights and critters. Divemasters want to know what you the divers want to see and they will try their hardest to find it. Long bottom times and slow easy pace. And the diving - just SO much to see- schools of reef fish everywhere, big game fish like tuna and trevally at some sites, such colorful soft and hard corals; beautiful nudibranchs and flatworms, and lots of critters including pygmy seahorses. My UW photos can't do justice to the sights. And hot face cloths, warm beverages and snacks after every dive- Wow!! 37 dives over 13 days of diving and hardly a repeated dive site, although that would be ok too because they were so good. Loved it!!
Websites Wakatobi Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Florida, Atlantic, Lake Champlain, Caribbean, Mexico, Indonesia, Maldives, Hawaii, Cocos Island, Galapagos
Closest Airport Wakatobi Getting There charter flight from Denpasar Airport in Bali

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Nice rinse tanks and camera table on dive boats; very nice camera room at resort
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