Dive Sites
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Dive Sites

The Magnificent Seven the magnificent seven

A roundup of a few favorite Wakatobi dive sites “Which sites are the best ones?” Wakatobi dive guides are asked this question from time to time. And though it might sound like a brush off, they can honestly answer “they are all the best.” After all, the private marine preserve created and supported by Wakatobi […]

Gorgonians Galore gorgonians galore

Tour Wakatobi’s sea fan garden Each of Wakatobi’s 40-plus dive sites offers a different reward. Some are known for large schools of fish, others for dramatic profiles, rare marine life or unique coral formations. And then there are the sites covered in gorgonians, more commonly known as sea fans. These simple marine invertebrates may not […]

When in Roma when in roma

A virtual visit to a favorite Wakatobi dive site There are more than 40 dive sites that lie within Wakatobi Resort’s private marine preserve, offering everything from snorkel-friendly shallows to plunging walls and dramatic fish-covered sea mounts. Each visitor to the preserve has their own favorites, but there are certain sites that remain the most-requested […]

Blade: Diving the Edge blade: diving the edge

The site known as Blade remains one of Wakatobi’s enduring enigmas At some point during your stay at Wakatobi Resort, the dive center may post an upcoming boat trip to a site known as Blade. Don’t hesitate to sign up for the dive, because this unique underwater formation is unlike any other site in the […]

Under Cover of Darkness under cover of darkness

Discovering the rewards of night diving at Wakatobi Resort As the sun sinks towards the western horizon, guests at Wakatobi Resort can look forward to a refreshing shower, a delicious dinner and perhaps a nightcap at the Jetty Bar. But not everyone is packing up the dive gear just yet. For some, nighttime is the […]

Sunken Treasure sunken treasure

Discovering the underwater riches of Wakatobi’s favorite unmarked dive site Guests at Wakatobi Resort have exclusive access to more than 40 world-class dive sites located within our marine reserve. With so much underwater diversity just a swim or a short boat ride away, it’s difficult for most divers to single out any one location as […]

Seamounts and Muck seamounts and muck

Pelagian is your gateway to new diving adventures Guests of Wakatobi enjoy exclusive access to some of the finest coral reefs in the world. And there’s even more awaiting the adventurous diver. From its home base at Wakatobi, the dive yacht Pelagian cruises the Wakatobi archipelago and southern Buton Island, giving access to more than […]

Making a Difference: Wakatobi Conservation making a difference: wakatobi conservation

While establishing training protocols for the GPS mapping of coral reefs in the Wakatobi area, Stephan Becker was impressed by the health of the underwater environment. This cannot be attributed solely to the reefs’ remote location, he feels, and is instead a direct result of numerous protective measures that remain in place, and to the cooperative […]

Beyond the Bathtub beyond the bathtub

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories, they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Did you know that sponges (Phylum Porifera) are one of the oldest simple multicellular organisms in the animal kingdom? In other words, they’ve been around a long, long time, first appearing in the ocean more than half a billion years ago. […]