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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian in
Indonesia/SE Sulawesi at Wakatobi

Wakatobi -- Pelagian: "The Wakatobi Dive resort and the Pelagian Dive Yacht", Jun, 2014,

by Peggy and Bill Goldberg, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7810.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]All over the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and its caves, Cocos, Socorro, Hawaii, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and SE Sulawesi, Indonesia
Closest Airport Bali Getting There We flew Korean Air from Atlanta- 15 hours to Seoul, then 8 hours to Bali. From there, you take Wakatobi's private charter for 2.5 hours to the resort and dive boat.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions From the Pelagian, you dove from a tender- with your buddy & guide- 70-80 min dives. Dove own profile.
The resort boat had 2-3 divers per guide- 70-90 min dives- dove our own profile- take your safety sausage.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The Pelagian had a massive A/C camera room, and the resort also had a large A/C camera room available 24/7. Staff would carry all your photo equipment back and forth, but I chose to do th ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We had been wanting to come to Wakatobi for some time and finally had the chance to go- once you get over the sticker shock of the cost, this is a trip of a lifetime.
The resort runs the Pelagian dive Yacht- and as we are die hard live aboard divers, we wanted to experience that. Because of the time and distance invested to get there, we also decided to stay a week at the resort...for one thing their charter plane's schedule did not allow one to leave right after the charter, anyway. However, you must also experience the resort- as it is as close to a live aboard as a resort can get for diving and service- plus you have the other amenities of a first class resort. Both the Pelagian a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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