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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Wakatobi Dive Resort continues to be excellent", Aug, 2018,

by Andrew Bernat, VA, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 10486 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our fourth visit so you know how we come down on the perennial service vs. cost issue. Everything about the resort - guest service, reef quality, dive guides, food, etc. - remains as the standard of excellence. See previous reviews for more details about what we saw and what you can anticipate seeing.

This year we went in August, earlier than in previous visits. This had two consequences: 1) there were more families with children (European school holiday time) and 2) there was more wind out of the southeast. The first caused some folks issues as the kids played on the beach and were not silent. The second limited which dive sites we could go to, primarily excluding those east of the resort. which included some we really liked, OTOH there were always relatively calm accessible ones.

An example of the level of service provided. A family moved into the villa next door and immediately squatted on the beach lounge/umbrella in front of ours and were somewhat boisterous. A casual mention to the staff (saying it wasn't a big issue) resulted in a temporary beach setup in front of their villa for them to use. No request on our part but someone took it on themselves to deal with it.

Most dives had currents and we generally went with them and were picked up wherever we ended up.
Websites Wakatobi Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Raja Ampat, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Bora Bora, Lembeh, Caribbean, Bali, Wakatobi
Closest Airport Bali Getting There Bali and then charter flight

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 77-82°F / 25-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Don't run out of air.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 Staff will happily carry your camera to/from boat if it gets heavier as your stay lengthens. Marco is an excellent instructor and advice giver.
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