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Wakatobi’s Shallow Water Freedom wakatobi's shallow water freedom

Wakatobi Resort draws divers from around the world. They come to experience some of the most pristine and bio-diverse coral reef environments on the planet and enjoy exemplary services amid the comforts of a boutique beach resort. But many guests who make their way to this remote and scenic corner of Indonesia never don a […]

A Kick in the Grass a kick in the grass

Unique discoveries await those who snorkel into the seagrass beds at Wakatobi Resort The reefs around Wakatobi Resort are ideal for snorkelers, as coral formations at many sites rise to within a meter or less of the surface. Dive boats provide daily access to dozens of these sites, but unique adventures can be found much […]

Shooting in the Shallows shooting in the shallows

At Wakatobi Resort, photographers find opportunities close to the surface Wakatobi Resort is a favorite with photographers, and serious underwater shooters from around the world come to document the diverse array of marine life found on our dive sites. Most don scuba gear and can spend hours each day searching for the perfect subject. But […]

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 […]

Memories from a Snorkeler memories from a snorkeler

Wakatobi Dive Resort is known as one of the world’s premier dive destinations. But as a growing number of guests have discovered, you don’t need SCUBA gear to experience the magic of the surrounding reefs. That’s because many of the same sites that wow divers are equally delightful when explored at snorkeling depths. This letter […]

Photo by Jamie Ann Robinson Wakatobi’s Shallow Water Paradise wakatobi's shallow water paradise

“We’re looking forward to much more time in the water on our next trip,” says Tara Rebele. “Based on our experience at other resorts, we didn’t think that there would be enough of interest to justify multiple snorkel excursions every day. But with the excellent crew and underwater diversity of Wakatobi, we discovered that we […]

Shallow Water Paradise shallow water paradise

Discover the adventures that await snorkelers at Wakatobi Anticipation builds as the charter flight descends toward Wakatobi Resort’s private airstrip. Through the aircraft’s window, you catch glimpses of a shoreline where coral formations are clearly just below the surface of the clear turquoise water. As an avid snorkeler, you treasure those rare destinations where vibrant […]

Top of the Reef top of the reef

At Wakatobi, the shallows aren’t just for off-gassing Steep walls and dramatic seamounts make for exciting dives, and there are a number of sites in Wakatobi that offer these profiles. But many of these same sites offer something that few other places can. When reefs rise sharply from deep water to within a meter or […]