The Magnificent Seven

Published October 12, 2018

A roundup of a few favorite Wakatobi dive sites “Which sites are the best ones?” Wakatobi dive guides are asked this question from time to time. And though it might sound like a brush off, they can honestly answer “they are all the best.” After all, the private marine preserve created and supported by Wakatobi […]

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Magical Moments

Published January 14, 2018

How guests make a visit to Wakatobi Resort even more special Any stay at Wakatobi Resort is sure to create marvelous memories. Some guests ensure this by scheduling their visit to coincide with significant life events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and holidays. We are always happy to go the extra mile to ensure these […]

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Getting the Drift

Published November 6, 2017

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 […]

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Top of the Reef

Published September 26, 2017

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 […]

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Wakatobi’s Imposters

Published August 25, 2017

What’s that fish? Are you sure? Fish spotting and identification is a favorite underwater activity for many divers and snorkelers visiting Wakatobi Resort. And thanks to our protected reefs, which teem with several thousand species of fish and even more varieties of invertebrates, there’s no shortage of subject material. Some animals are iconic and easy […]

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Repeat Performances

Published July 25, 2017

A number of our guests have described their time at Wakatobi Resort as a “once in a lifetime experience.” But that’s not always the case, because a fair number of those who come to our little corner of the Indian Ocean will eventually show up for a second visit… or a third. What brings them […]

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Better Than Ever

Published October 10, 2016

Why Wakatobi Resort remains one couple’s favorite diving and snorkeling destination Will it be as good as the last time? That’s a question many of us ponder when preparing to relive a cherished experience, or return to a favorite place. For Pam and Wayne Osborn of Perth, western Australia, there’s no need to wonder when […]

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A Dive for the Ages

Published May 23, 2016

Underwater, there is no generation gap. Or so it seemed when a buddy team with an 86-year age difference shared a dive in the waters of the Banda Sea. At age 92, Dr. Herb McCoy presents an ideal picture of graceful aging. Back home in La Jolla, California, he jogs a mile or more on […]

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Seamounts and Muck

Published March 20, 2016

Pelagian is your gateway to new diving adventures Guests of Wakatobi enjoy exclusive access to some of the finest coral reefs in the world. And there’s even more awaiting the adventurous diver. From its home base at Wakatobi, the dive yacht Pelagian cruises the Wakatobi archipelago and southern Buton Island, giving access to more than […]

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Picture, Perfect

Published February 1, 2016

There are good reasons why many of the world’s most accomplished underwater photographers return to Wakatobi time and again. At the top of their list is the diverse and abundant array of subjects found on our reefs. Equally prized are the stunning underwater topographies and clear water, which allow for breathtaking wide-angle images. And then […]

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