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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort/Wakatobi in

Wakatobi Dive Resort/Wakatobi: "Wakatobi - The sequel", Jul, 2023,

by Bert Ross, CO, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12706.

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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
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Comments We had first dove Wakatobi back in the fall of 2019. This was a group trip arranged through one of our local Colorado dive shops; A-1 Scuba of Littleton Colorado. We were so impressed by the resort and the quality of diving; that we looked at coming back the following year on our own.

Then Covid hit and we all know what a shit show that was. Here we are 4 years later and we final get to go back.

Two big changes in our approach to the second trip from the first. We did a 3 day lay-over in Bali and had a private tour guide by the name of Suka. He was arranged through the Wakatobi resort. Great English and fabulous knowledge of Bali...funny guy. We toured volcanos, rice patties, artisan shops and did go off the beaten path. I highly recommend doing the lay-over on the way to Wakatobi so as to decompress from making the big leap across the Pacific. The charter flight to Wakatobi is on Friday and Monday. Even if you only do 2 days; you will arrive at the dive resort, refreshed and ready to jump in on the first day. One day in Bali is not enough. I think next time we pass through; we would look into a Yoga/Meditation retreat.

The second thing we did different on trip 2, was to stay 10 days instead of 7. The way I look at day 4/5 you are finding yo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Wakatobi Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia (Wakatobi & Raja Ampat), Philippines, Cuba, Roatan, Curacao, Similan Islands, Cozumel, Turks & Cacois, Cayman Islands, Mediterranean, Belize, Great Lakes, Florida, Vancouver Island, Catalina Island, Costa Rica, Galapagos and Saint Lucia.
Closest Airport Tomi Getting There From the west cost there any number of airlines that can get you to Bali. From there it is a private charter from Bali (Denpasar) to the resort (usually Lions Air). From L.A., San Fran or Seattle...You could go through Tokyo, Guam or Seoul. You are looking at about 18+ hours of fly time just from the west cost. If going from the east cost you probably would go through JFK, Newark or DC and pass through Dubai.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 78-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 65-100 Ft/ 20-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Come up with 500 PSI. Most of our dives were 70+ minutes.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Wakatobi has a very roomy dedicated camera room; located in the main building (Long House). On staff photo pro to teach you a few tricks. I think they were $300/day for pri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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