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Dive Review of Wakatobi in
Indonesia/Southeast Sulawesi

Wakatobi, Jun, 2005,

by Mel McCombie/Harris Friedberg, CT, United States (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 1790.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving all over
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions you can dive any way you like; Nitrox is also available
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our second trip to Wakatobi (the first was Oct. 2001) and the resort has made welcome improvements, as we knew the brilliant owner, Lorenz Mader, would accomplish in the most environmentally responsible fashion. Each cottage and room now has airco; internet service (for a small fee); and the water in the taps and shower is clear, clean desalinated water (a change from the groundwater of the past).
Diving here is legendary, so I probably don't need to say much other than yes, it's all true: perfect coral and benthic cover; critters galore (a macro nut heaven); fabulous staff; and the front yard dive remains one of the best in the world.
The food has improved and we enjoyed more fresh veggies than we expected (in the past, the remoteness of the resort meant rather limited foods). The only real complaint I heard was that the food was not Indonesian enough--but then, I also heard American divers say how glad they were that the food was so international. The kitchen staff was more than happy to accomodate special requests (like mine for spicy sambals).
We will return to Wakatobi. It may be the best diving in the world.
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