Wakatobi’s Burping Sponges

Published March 18, 2022

Finding frogfish on the reefs of Wakatobi Resort The reefs surrounding Wakatobi Resort teem with literally thousands of species of fish and invertebrates. So why, given this abundance of unique and colorful marine life, do divers devote bottom time to seeking out a sedentary and—let’s face it—ugly little fish that is the underwater realm’s equivalent […]

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Ambush Artists

Published May 1, 2017

When you are drifting along a sun-spangled coral slope at Wakatobi, everything may seem serene and relaxing. But in reality, the reefs are teeming with ruthless predators who lie hidden nearby, just waiting to claim their next victim. Some conceal themselves in crevices or bury themselves in debris and strike from cover, while others take […]

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Sunken Treasure

Published July 1, 2016

Discovering the underwater riches of Wakatobi’s favorite unmarked dive site Guests at Wakatobi Resort have exclusive access to more than 40 world-class dive sites located within our marine reserve. With so much underwater diversity just a swim or a short boat ride away, it’s difficult for most divers to single out any one location as […]

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The Fish that Goes Fishing

Published June 6, 2013

When you think of a predator, what attributes come to mind? Streamlined speed, explosive agility, aggressive strength… and then there’s the frogfish. Slow, reclusive and lacking in both offensive and defensive weaponry–not to mention being far from streamlined–the frogfish wouldn’t seem to have the tools needed to become a lethal predator. Yet despite some seeming […]

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Majestic Hiding Places

Published May 24, 2013

The coral reefs of Wakatobi are so rich with corals, sponges and marine organisms, that the vast majority of creatures are not immediately visible. Camouflaged and hidden amongst the myriad vibrant colors and shapes of the reef, sometimes the impatient amongst us are lead to move quickly and even wonder where all the creatures actually […]

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