Another Scuba Diver Destination Guide
Wakatobi is an acronym of the names of the islands Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko, which are the largest in the area
The superior levels of accommodation and service that characterise Wakatobi Dive Resort are continued on the Pelagian luxury liveaboard, which enables guests to access more-remote dive sites
Sumptuous accommodations ranging from cosy-but-comfortable bungalows to sprawling villas are what sets Wakatobi Dive Resort out from the crowd
Wakatobi Dive Resort prides itself on being a family friendly resort, and with local nannies for the little ones, and a fun-filled Kids Club for 5-12 year olds, everyone is catered for
A house reef is normally somewhere that trainees can get their first taste of the underwater world, but at Wakatobi, their house reef is a world-famous dive site in its own right!
Seasoned underwater photographer Walt Stearns presents a dozen reasons why this far-flung dive resort deserves top billing
Wakatobi Dive Resort believes there is no reason why a dive holiday should be any less luxurious, relaxing and enriching than any other high-end resort stay, and so guests will be blown away by the degree of service at every level of the property.
A focus on three of Wakatobi’s most-revered dive sites – Blade, an enormously impressive ridge system that resembles a knife’s blade; Roma, a large pinnacle that reaches up to safety-stop level; and Cornucopia, a wall that is entirely blanketed in coral and sponge growth.
A list of experiences you absolutely must factor into your trip to Wakatobi, including sampling a spa treatment, trying out a new surface watersport, enjoying a private dinner on the beach, sipping a cocktail on the Jetty Bar, and venturing along the nature trail to a local village.
Wade and Robyn Hughes
“At Wakatobi, the resort and the local communities are demonstrating that greater economic value can be extracted from the reefs through sustainable management. We have visited Wakatobi now eight times; we come to enjoy ourselves, but also it's nice to know that, in some small way, our patronage is helping.
What sets Wakatobi apart from any other dive resort is the deeply ingrained service ethic permeating all aspects of the operation. It’s more like a five-star hotel experience. The reefs here showcase the unparalleled marine biodiversity of this region. It’s humbling to drift past huge gorgonian fans that may be a hundred years in the making, and to take in the complex sponge colonies and soft corals that festoon the reef walls with audacious and vibrant colors.
Each time we have returned to Wakatobi, we enjoyed the improvements in the resort, the boats, the service and the food. At the same time, the numbers of fish were increasing! In early 2018, we took our family – children, spouses and grandchildren to the resort. The grandchildren can’t wait to return in 2020 and are talking about it already.