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Dive Review of Walea in
Indonesia/Togian Islands

Walea, Apr, 2008,

by Michael Joest, South, Germany (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 22 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 4487.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving mostly South East Asia, Micronesia, South Pacific, Indian Ocean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 26 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 40 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Walea was the highlight, climax, the Grande Finale of my this years vacation (Thailand - Burma, Philippines - Tubbataha Reef). I enjoyed the tranquillity and beautiful setting of the place. The dives were magnificent, exactly the ideal mixture for me, some amazing reef dives with a variety and abundance of fish, coral and sponges I´ve seldom seen before - the thrilling strong current dives, the dives into the deep blue with five hammerheads (!!!), huge thuna and schools of barracuda and jacks. The meals, that special indonesian italian creation, were mouth watering delicious and a real treat.
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