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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian/Wakatobi resort in
Indonesia/Wakatobi

Wakatobi -- Pelagian/Wakatobi resort: "All around perfect. A five star experience", Sep, 2015,

by Peter Dollard, ME, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8438 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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments My wife and I spent one week on the Pelagian live aboard followed by a week at the Wakatobi resort. The Pelagian should be considered a yacht versus a standard live aboard. Luxury living at its best. Everything was spotless and in perfect condition with the largest staterooms of the many liveaboards we have been on. Recommend one of the superlux cabins. The staff pampered us to the point of almost too much. Food was cooked to order and delicious.The boat allowed a good variety of diving including 2 days of "muck" diving in Buton. Four dives a day including a night dive lasting up to 70 min each. The following week at the resort continued with the same impeccable standards.Recommend an oceanfront room and request the "windy" side of the resort. The picture perfect tropical location. The diving was for the most part very easy and only had a couple dives with difficult current. The reefs are in excellent condition with numerous small fish and occasional larger fish such as tuna, Napoleon/bumphead wrasses. Only one blacktip shark in 2 weeks. This location is for the excellent quality and variety of the reefs and macro critters and certainly not for pelagics. Must comment that contrary to other reports and except for the muck diving we saw very little trash on the reefs or beach. Overall though quite expensive you get what you pay for and I highly recommend this as a place to experience. I would return.
Websites Wakatobi -- Pelagian   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving multiple places in Caribbean, Cocos, Socorro, Galapagos, Polynesia, Fiji, Palau, Red Sea, Indonesia
Closest Airport Denpasar Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77-80°F / 25-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no strict enforcements. No need to go deep and rarely went over 70-80 feet
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 caters to photographers with plenty of space/charging stations etc on both boat and shore
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