First Time Charms First Time Charms Why Wakatobi is a Great Choice for New Divers Wakatobi often welcomes guests making their 1,000th and 5000th dive. But... Continue reading


As part of Wakatobi's mission to generate economic benefit for the local community, rather than import factory-built dive boats, we commissioned local boat builders to create our iconic boats. Building locally not only kept revenue within the community, it also provides environmental benefits. Wakatobi’s Super Spacious Dive Boats wakatobi's super spacious dive boats

Take a ride on Wakatobi’s iconic dive boats Most dive and snorkeling trips begin with a boat ride. It’s true at destinations around the world, including Wakatobi Resort. Yes, we have the House Reef, which is one of the most acclaimed shore dives in the world. But to discover the full scope of our marine […]

The Walls of Wakatobi the walls of wakatobi

No matter how many times you’ve experienced it, that initial moment when you reach the edge of a sheer underwater wall will always be a thrill. One second, you are finning through a shallow coral reef, the next you are suspended over the edge of the abyss. This topographic contrast is particularly keen at Wakatobi […]

Sunrise to Sunset sunrise to sunset

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

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. […]

Only on Pelagian only on pelagian

The Pelagian brings divers to some of the most fertile underwater landscapes on the planet. From its base at Wakatobi Dive Resort, our 35-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 […]

A Wakatobi Nightcap a wakatobi nightcap

After a fulfilling day of diving and snorkeling, and a satisfying dinner, guests at Wakatobi might make their way to the outer end of the resort’s pier for a nightcap at the Jetty Bar. But for some, the evening’s liquid of choice isn’t wine or spirits, it’s saltwater. A different world Night diving is a […]

Amazing at Any Depth amazing at any depth

Wakatobi Resort is known as one of the world’s premier diving destinations. There are miles of critter-rich coral gardens and dramatic walls to explore within the protected boundaries of the resort’s marine preserve. But you don’t need to strap on a scuba tank to become immersed in the rich tapestry of marine life that thrives […]

First Time’s a Charm first time's a charm

In-the-know divers often put Wakatobi at the top of their list of dream dive destinations. But what about those who are new to the sport? Should they save Wakatobi for later, when they are seasoned travelers with more dives in the logbook? Our answer is no. Why wait? There are a lot of good reasons […]

Getting the Drift getting the drift

Guests Gary and Robin Wright discover the wonders of Wakatobi’s reefs. by Gary and Robin Wright Peering over the side of the boat, we can clearly see what awaits just a few meters below. Five minutes after leaving the jetty at Wakatobi Resort, we are at the site known as Turkey Beach, ready to begin […]