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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort, Sep, 2014,

by Larry Schnabel, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7742.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments [None]Wakatobi organized and has a variety of tank sizes. You tend to get cold doing 3 dives 70 minutes each in 79 F water, so those in 3 mil wet suits tended to get cold. I had a 7/5 ( since I don't own a 5 mil) and this was perfect , though a straight 5 mil would have been preferable b/c I could then dive with less weight ( I used 17 lbs). The variety of small to medium tropical fish is mind-boggling. Largest pelagics I saw were Green Turtles weighing maybe 200 lbs and Bumphead Wrasses. saw no sharks, although others spotted a few small Black Tip sharks. So if you hunger for big stuff- whale sharks, mantas , hammerheads, etc.- then Wakatobi is not for you. But if you like lots of smaller stuff- tropical fish, Krait sea snakes , muck diving, healthy corals- then Wakatobi is for you .The resort is superbly organized and staffed. It's a long trip to get there , so if you can afford it go biz class ( We went biz class Cathay Pacific LAX- Hong Kong, then Hong Kong -Bali on Boeing 777s- flat beds on the flight LAX-Hong Kong and return were very comfortable.)I put a 4 rating re diving for experienced divers and food because there were no large pelagics and the food- while very good- was not gourmet.But seeing Wakatobi is in the middle of nowhere, it's amazing the resort could be so good in such a remote place. Not a lot for non-divers to do ( visit nearby village, spa, snorkle is about it).
Websites Wakatobi Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]All over Mexico and Caribbean; PNG , Great barrier Reef, Thailand-Burma , Maldives , Greece and Italy, Yap and Palau, Viet-Nam, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii ( Maui, Kona), Solomon Islands, Bermuda, Cocos Islands, Galapagos , West coast of California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-90 Ft/ 15-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Required form promising when on Nitrox ( range of 32-33% provided) would not dive below 88 feet, but once dive guides could see I was experienced , this ignored and I went 95 feet deepest
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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