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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "Good but not as much", Oct, 2016,

by Alvin Rosenfeld, CT, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 9168.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments As always, Wakatobi's reefs are pristine and spectacular. You can just drift and feel like you are drinking in beauty. The staff is very helpful, the fact that the resort exists in an area this remote is amazing. But in contrast to our stay there 6 years ago, a few of the dive guides (not all) were edgier if not exactly rude. When we complained they switched the guide and we were delighted with the new one,but we heard from others that other divers had also complained about the same dive guides and they were still There. Also, while the resort advertises a maximum od 4 divers per group, we often had 5 and 6. And their A/C is still pretty inefficient, but it is remote place so it's amazing they have A/C at all.
Websites Wakatobi Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over Carribbean, Wakatobi, Lembeh, Siladin, Phillipines
Closest Airport an island away Getting There Charter from Bali

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We had very nice 70 minute dives using the larger tanks. The 70 minute limit was enforced, but no problem with that.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 [None]
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