Postcards from Pelagian

Published May 2, 2016 in DIVE YACHT

 

Divers can expect a range of underwater experiences that includes everything from muck diving to colorful reefs and steep walls. Photo by Richard Smith

Divers can expect a range of underwater experiences that includes everything from muck diving to colorful reefs and steep walls. Photo by Richard Smith

Schools of snapper, triggerfish and barracuda patrol the outer realm of sites such as Fishmarket Pinnacl. Photo by Norbert Probst

Schools of snapper, triggerfish, barracuda and trevally patrol the outer realm of sites such as Fishmarket Pinnacle. Photo by Norbert Probst

Daily diving activity is conducted from a pair of custom-fabricated 18-foot rigid inflatables. These twin-engine boats carry just five passengers each, and are equipped with tank racks and substantial boarding ladders. The Pelagian staff places gear aboard these inflatables at the start of the trip, and divers need not deal with their equipment thereafter. Items such as cameras are carefully attended to during transfers, and the staff is always on hand to facilitate entry and exits. The Pelagian’s knowledgable dive guides are experts at locating elusive marine life and showcasing the best features of each site. “The dive guides were great at spotting interesting fish and creatures,” says guest David Howel. “Their attentiveness between the dives was spectacular as well. Hot drinks, hot towels, hot showers on deck and hot snacks provided a level of service we have not experienced before.”

The site called Cheeky Beach is a popular stomping ground for Pelagian. This site is also a shrimp breeding ground for several of the more exotic species such as the Coleman shrimp. Photo by Walt Stearns

The site called Cheeky Beach is a popular stomping ground for Pelagian and is also a shrimp breeding ground for several of the more exotic species such as these Coleman shrimp. Photo by Walt Stearns

One need not be an advanced diver to enjoy a Pelagian cruise. Not only is the staff always available to assist in all phases of the dive experience, the underwater venues themselves are suited to divers with a wide range of skill levels and interests. A majority of dive sites visited are within or adjacent to relatively shallow water, and can be explored both deep and shallow. Often, profiles allow for bottom times that can stretch for an hour or more while remaining well within recreational guidelines. A typical diving day aboard Pelagian provides up to four diving opportunities, plus frequent opportunities for night diving. Over the course of a one-week cruise, divers can expect to log as many as 25 dives. Ultimately, however, many guests relish their time aboard not only for the fantastic underwater sights they experience, but also for the world-class amenities and relaxed luxuries of their surface intervals.

Itineraries are planned based on seasons, weather and most important, guest preferences.

Pelagian cruises through the islands of Tomia, Kaledupa, Binongko, Hoga, Wanci and Buton. Itineraries are planned based on seasons, weather, and most important, guest preferences.

 

Experience for yourself the adventure and luxury of Indonesia’s premier liveaboard dive yacht, and book your Pelagian cruise now. Complete a quick trip inquiry at wakatobi.com. Or email office@wakatobi.com.

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