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Dive Review of Wakatobi Dive Resort in
Indonesia/s e sulawesi

Wakatobi Dive Resort: "another perfect time at Wakatobi dive resort", Aug, 2017,

by paul moliken, DE, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9736.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]I had wanted to experience Wakatobi at a different time of year having been there twice in Dec, so this July-Aug trip was the chance. Windier and more chop, but no current to speak of. The water and shore were clear of plastic, which is a problem in Dec due to monsoons elsewhere. I did 15 dives with Marizza, who was absolutely fantastic helping me with my e q problems. If you need a private guide, she is beyond great! The dives were filled with tiny nudies, flatworms, and amazing coral life. Hairy squat lobsters in crinoids, pederson's shrimp sharing a bubble coral with orangutang crab, leaf scorpion fish, mantis, pistol and octopus. Some larger fish, but not anything really big, but three pinnate bats, one being cleaned. Snorkelling was excellent just off their jetty. Food is much above average for a resort, let alone one so remote, and the staff was, as usual, friendly and superb! If you have any issues, such as ear problems or inability to carry heavy equipment, this is the place to dive, as they will make sure to accomodate your needs
Websites Wakatobi Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving mexico caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There phila to doha to bali charter to resort; qatar was late so I had to remain on Bali for 3 days waiting for the next charter to the resort; wakatobi offered to extend my stay

Dive Conditions

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

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]dives are basically 70 minutes long, to about 70 feet gradually ascending to a safety stop
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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