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NEWBLOG-Hawkfish feature_Eric Cheng Playing the Odds playing the odds

Survival and reproduction on the reef While diving a coral reef, vibrant and bursting with activity, it’s easy to think of this ecosystem as a ‘magical kingdom’ with a community of strikingly beautiful creatures living in serene harmony. Yet, the appearance of serenity is a facade. Life within this coral metropolis can be very difficult. It’s […]

CCR Diving A CCR Experience Without Equal a ccr experience without equal

Reaping the benefits of closed-circuit scuba at Wakatobi Dive Resort With more than 20 kilometers of protected reef to explore, most visitors to Wakatobi find they run out of bottom time long before they run out of things to see. Short of growing gills, one of the best ways to rack up a bit more […]

Pelagian Dive Yacht A Day in the Bay a day in the bay

It’s day three of your five-day cruise on the Pelagian dive yacht, and you’re looking forward to a type of diving you’ve read about, but not yet experienced. This trip began with a stay at Wakatobi dive resort, where you logged more than two-dozen dives on some amazing reefs and walls. By the end of the […]

Pygmy Seahorse _Richard Smith Horses of a different color horses of a different color

Though you might not guess it based on name or appearance, seahorses are actually fish, and pygmy seahorses are some of the smallest fishes in the sea—the largest specimens would barely stretch across a silver dollar coin.   Their tiny size and near-perfect camouflage kept pygmies hidden from humans until very recently. Now, however, they […]

Sunset_photo Mark Snyder Sunrise to Sunset sunrise to sunset

Wakatobi guests Allan Saben and Erik Schlögl share a sample of their images taken one day – from sunrise to sunset, during a visit to Wakatobi. Enjoy this photo essay and learn about some of Wakatobi’s interesting marine life subjects.   It’s a new day on the coral reef and the first dive on the […]

Feature Vicariously Yours_Didi Lotze Vicariously Yours vicariously yours

A virtual tour of one perfect day at Wakatobi Our guests often describe their time at Wakatobi in superlatives and glowing terms. No description or photo can fully capture the adventure and magic that is Wakatobi. But you can enjoy a tantalizing taste of what awaits by joining us for a “virtual slice of life” […]

Feature 02_Pelagian cruising_Didi Lotze Pelagian: Wakatobi & Beyond pelagian: wakatobi & beyond

Many guests complement their Wakatobi experience with a cruise aboard Pelagian to dive some of the most remote and raved-about sites in Indonesia. “The perfect dive vacation. We did five days on Pelagian and five days at the resort. Pelagian is the best liveaboard we have experienced in our 20 years of diving. Our cabin […]

Trail Blazer 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. […]

juvenile-filefish-Richard Smith Born on the Reef born on the reef

On the coral reefs, there are many challenges to reproduction and survival -from larvae to adult. Let’s explore the unique behaviors and methods marine animals have developed to meet these challenges. The first step to successful reproduction is finding a suitable mate. Usually, it’s the male who does the seeking, looking for the best female—and […]