Adventures Aboard Pelagian

Published March 2, 2015

By Kathy Beech Having first discovered the world-class diving at Wakatobi dive resort in 2012, the main reason we returned two years later was for the chance to explore a wider area and encounter an even broader range of marine life aboard the Pelagian. We came with high expectations, and were not disappointed. It was a truly amazing, diving-packed and gastronomically-enjoyable seven days! Mucking is up Our cruise provided a unique opportunity to experience a variety of thriving and diverse underwater environments. What most sets the Pelagian experience apart from diving at the resort are the ‘muck’ dives. And though […]

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The Best of Both Worlds

Published September 29, 2014

Discovering the rewards of combining a stay at Wakatobi with a cruise on the Pelagian dive yacht With one of the world’s best shore dives just steps from your room, and more than 40 exceptional dive sites within a short boat ride of the resort, it is hard to imagine how you could make a dive vacation at Wakatobi any better. Unless, that is, you also took to sea, adding a cruise aboard the Pelagian dive yacht to the itinerary. Come with us to experience the best Wakatobi has to offer by land and sea. A great start Arriving at […]

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Only on Pelagian

Published April 23, 2014

The Pelagian brings divers to some of the most fertile underwater landscape on the planet. From its base at Wakatobi Dive Resort, our 36-meter luxury dive yacht embarks on cruises along the outer reefs and atolls of the Wakatobi Archipelago, and to the southern coast of Buton Island. This itinerary encompasses sites ranging from exciting drifts over towering pinnacles and steep walls to leisurely critter hunts on shallow coral gardens and sandy slopes rich in invertebrate life. Guests often offer praise for the high levels of service the crew provides, and the comforts the accommodations allow. From the spacious cabins and […]

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A Day in the Bay

Published February 4, 2014

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 week, you could have flown home happy, but instead you opted for a second helping and added a cruise on Pelagian to expand your horizons and experience Wakatobi’s more distant islands and reefs. Follow along for a taste of this Pelagian experience, and enjoy the cruise! […]

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Pelagian: Wakatobi & Beyond

Published October 21, 2013

“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 was equal if not better than a five star hotel room.”  – Ann Donahue, October 2013   Many guests complement their Wakatobi experience with a cruise aboard Pelagian to dive some of the most remote and raved-about sites in Indonesia. Having spent time at Wakatobi dive resort to conduct his research on the pygmy seahorse, Dr. Richard Smith finally realized a long time dream of a cruise aboard […]

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Muck, Magic, and Rainbow Reefs

Published June 5, 2013

Pelagian Dive Yacht features some ‘out of this world’ dives on both traditional reefs and muck sites. Follow along to enjoy a taste of Pelagian’s cruises in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, the heart of the coral triangle of undersea biodiversity. When the sun goes down, Desert, a popular site visited by the Pelagian, turns into a proverbial Fun House as nocturnal beasts like the reef squid above come out and put on the ‘night moves.’ Dancing in the dark on the edge of your dive light’s illumination, they flash iridescent hues looking as if an electrical current is running through their […]

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Postcards from Pelagian

Published May 23, 2013

“A trip of a life time. Incredible diving with experienced and friendly guides. The Pelagian is a Yacht of comfort, a crew that is always helpful and the good food of a 5-star restaurant. In one word –“Awesome!” – Paul Yeomans, March 2013 Boutique-hotel style accommodations and outstanding service: Pelagian Dive Yacht.  Imagine 115′ / 36 meter of the finest motoryacht. A true exploration yacht built out of steel that’s got a proven record of exceptional dive cruises spanning decades. Now in finer condition than ever before Pelagian is ready to pamper you and yours! There are no crowds, only […]

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