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Dive Review of Wakatobi -- Pelagian in
Indonesia

Wakatobi -- Pelagian: "Good diving, exceptional service", Sep, 2019,

by Larry Schnabel, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11089.

No photos available at this time

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 N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Wakatobi is a long trip from anywhere in the U.S. and The Pelagian is an expensive live aboard. The boat is immaculate and the crew caters to your every need. While the maximum # of divers it can accommodate is 10, on my trip we had but 5 . So two of us cut deals to upgrade our cabins for less than the usual surcharge.The Pelagian offers 4 daily dives- three day dives and one night dive. All dives are off a Zodiac rather than the mother ship.The muck diving is superb insofar as number of critters located is concerned but with lower viz ( maybe 25 ft.). The open sea diving offered viz of 60-85 ft at 77-79F water temperature at depth that never exceeded 100 ft- all 5 diver were on 31%-33% Nitrox. I had a 100 cu ft tank but the other divers chose an 80CC tank. Tons of tropical fish, a few Banded Sea Kraits and Hawksbill turtles , some Napoleon Wrasses , rays of various types and much more .The open ocean was a bit rough at times, making it somewhat challenging for me to don my gear in the Zodiac. But the Zodiac dive guides ( one or two on each dive) gave unstinting help in getting this 77 year old divers geared up.
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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, Indonesia
Closest Airport Sulawesi Getting There Singapore Airlines Los Angeles-Singapore-Bali-Sulawesi

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25-85 Ft/ 8-26 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Surface with minimum 500 PSI
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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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