Before You Go

Everything you need to plan your trip to Wakatobi
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Wakatobi is an acronym of the names of the islands Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko, which are the largest in the area

Pelagian Luxury Dive Yacht

Pelagian Luxury Dive Yacht

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

Living in the Lap of Luxury

Living in the Lap of Luxury

Sumptuous accommodations ranging from cosy-but-comfortable bungalows to sprawling villas are what sets Wakatobi Dive Resort out from the crowd

A Family Destination

A Family Destination

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

The House Reef

The House Reef

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!

The ‘Why’ of Wakatobi

The ‘Why’ of Wakatobi

Seasoned underwater photographer Walt Stearns presents a dozen reasons why this far-flung dive resort deserves top billing

Beyond 5* Service

Beyond 5* Service

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.

Wakatobi’s ‘must-dive’ hotspots

Wakatobi’s ‘must-dive’ hotspots

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.

10 things you must do at Wakatobi Dive Resort

10 things you must do at Wakatobi Dive Resort

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.

Their Story

Their Story

Wakatobi Resort was established in the mid 1990s as a scuba diving outpost on a small, remote island in SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. At that time, only dedicated scuba divers would make a 36-hour journey from Bali, drawn by the opportunity to dive on some of the most pristine and spectacular coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Two decades later, Wakatobi has become one of the world's premier diving and snorkelling destinations, offering five-star service, iconic beachfront accommodations, fine dining and direct charter flights from Bali to a private airstrip. The operation also offers week long excursions on their liveaboard dive boat, Pelagian, which cruises the Wakatobi island chain to sites beyond those reached from the resort, including exciting muck diving spots. While personal service has become a hallmark of Wakatobi, equally important to the guest experience are the initiatives that have made Wakatobi Resort a world leader in the realm of privately-funded conservation initiatives. Wakatobi has received widespread recognition and numerous awards for the Collaborative Reef Conservation initiative, which has since become a model for private sector conservation programs around the world. For guests, the benefits of the resort's proactive protection programs are seen on a daily basis when diving and snorkelling.

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Robert Parrington
Robert Parrington
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