Wakatobi’s Shy Sand Dwellers

Published May 7, 2024

The pristine coral reefs within Wakatobi Resort’s marine preserve are home to almost 1,000 species of fish. With so many fascinating subjects to discover, some of the more common varieties are too often overlooked during searches for the rare and exotic. This is unfortunate because every fish has a fascinating story to tell divers and […]

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Insider’s Insights on the Pelagian

Published April 29, 2024

“Pristine reefs bursting with life and a team which is literally the best we have ever experienced.” “Best run live-aboard I have ever been on.” “The crew was brilliant, attentive to every detail, and focused on making sure everything was perfect.”  These are just a sampling of the hundreds of accolades guests have bestowed on […]

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The Pelagian Difference

Published April 15, 2024

To expand their diving horizons and take in a greater area of the Wakatobi Regency, guests of Wakatobi Resort can board the dive yacht Pelagian for week-long cruises that take in offshore reefs and pinnacles, walls, coral atolls, and the exceptional muck diving sites of Pasarwajo Bay on Buton Island. As you might expect from […]

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Snorkeling on the Wakatobi House Reef

Published April 4, 2024

“The Wakatobi House Reef is a snorkeler’s dream!” This statement by Robin Densten and Freg Vogler, Jr. who visited the resort in April of 2024, is just one of the many guest comments giving top marks to the exceptional snorkeling opportunities found on Wakatobi’s shallow reefs. “We have traveled all over the world – French […]

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Surface Intervals

Published March 5, 2024

“Even as non-divers, there are plenty of activities to choose from. This place is so amazing that just admiring the nature and ocean was one of the many great things to do.” ~ Francesca Furlani amd Marc Zeitouni Wakatobi Resort has earned a reputation as one of the world’s premier diving and snorkeling destinations. Travelers […]

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Protecting Wakatobi’s Coral Kingdom

Published March 4, 2024

A brief story of Wakatobi’s landmark conservation initiative It’s no secret that marine environments around the world face threats from human activity and that protections are needed to ensure the continued health and survival of coral reefs and other underwater ecosystems. For many years, it was thought that the only solution would be to limit […]

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Finding a Favorite Place at Wakatobi

Published February 28, 2024

In January of 2024, Richard and Candace Oberschulte celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to Wakatobi. They were first-time guests of the resort, spending two weeks in one of Wakatobi’s oceanfront Villas and devoting their days to snorkeling and free diving with a private guide. At the culmination of their trip, they also […]

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Pre-travel Information

Published February 13, 2024

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Starting the Year Off Right at Wakatobi

Published January 23, 2024

“You don’t need a special occasion to treat yourself to Wakatobi. Wakatobi is the special occasion you’ll never forget,” write snorkelers Rick and Candace Oberschulte, who recently celebrated their 45th anniversary at Wakatobi. “It was the perfect diving honeymoon,” say divers Andrei Diacon and Brittany Kay. Robert Mallet states “I am 70 years old and […]

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Saving the Best for First

Published January 22, 2024

Wakatobi is a destination that some divers put at the top of their “someday” list of dream vacations. Recently, one couple who are freshly certified divers decided there was no need to wait for “someday.”  For Brent Grohman and Amanda Tanner, the allure of Wakatobi provided the inspiration to transition from snorkelers to divers, and […]

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