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Dive Review of Wakatobi homestay diving & wobbegong dive in
Indonesia/Sulawesi and West Papua

Wakatobi homestay diving & wobbegong dive : "Budget diving at Wakatobi and Raja Ampat", Nov, 2016,

by Andrew Falconer , WA, AU (Top Contributor Top Contributor 35 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 10231.

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Comments Wakatobi and Raja Ampat are two of the best known and remote dive locations in Indonesia, where diving from resorts or live aboard boats make it an expensive trip. However, if you donít mind basic homestay accommodation, they can both be done on a budget, as I recently did:

Wakatobi

Wakatobi is the name of a group of islands off the south eastern corner of Sulawesi, Indonesia and is declared a marine national park.


location of wakatobi Hoga island

the homestay on Hoga island


Getting there involves a daily flight from Makassar via Kendari to Wangiwangi island (note there is a 10kg baggage allowance).



the exclusive dive boat waiting on the beach

sunset at Wakatobi Hoga island


From the airport, a taxi will take you to the town of Wanci, where there is a daily fast ferry to Keladupa island, where a boat from the homestay (called Wakatobi Hoga Diving) www.hogaislanddiveresort.com will pick you up to take you across to adjacent Hoga island.



Steep drop offs, sub sea pinnacles, nice corals and reef creatures are a feature at Hoga island


The homestay has several beachside bungalows, provides meals and boat diving to nearby dive spots, of which there are quite a number. There ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vanuatu, South Africa, Iceland, Scotland, Norway, Cuba, Maldives, Chuuk, Galapagos, Phillipines, Sri Lanka
Closest Airport Wangiwangi island & Sorong Getting There Boats from Wangiwangi and Sorong respectively

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 26-29°C / 79-84°F Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 10-20 M / 33-66 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
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