Easy Arrivals

Published April 1, 2024

Travel to Wakatobi does not get any easier via a direct flight exclusively for guests of Wakatobi Resort and Pelagian Dive Yacht. Our guests tell us that our flight is one of the most significant factors that differentiates Wakatobi from other [remote] destinations. And thanks to our partnership with a top airline carrier, and a […]

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Protecting what we love

Published December 2, 2023

2024 marks the 28th anniversary of Wakatobi Resort. The years have been good to us, as we have grown from a simple diving outpost to a premier resort destination. But even more inspiring is the story of how a simple idea grew into one of the world’s most successful privately-managed reef protection programs. Though the […]

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Horses of a different color

Published April 10, 2023

Pygmy seahorses are animals that few people have been lucky enough to see, let alone witness mating or giving birth. But at Wakatobi, divers are granted this pleasure all the time. Follow along to learn about these unique and rare animals, and why Wakatobi is one of the best places on earth to see them. Though you […]

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Marine Life Biodiversity

Published December 20, 2022

What is biodiversity and what does it mean to the average diver and snorkeler? Biodiversity is a measure of the variety of species that can be found in an ecosystem. Wakatobi is located in an area that encompasses the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world. But why is it so prolific in our part […]

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Fan Favorites

Published August 2, 2022

Discovering the Hidden Life Within Wakatobi’s Sea Fans If you imagine the reefs at Wakatobi Resort as coral jungles, it is the sea fans that become the trees. Yes, they are technically animals—more on that later—but in many respects, the prolific growths of sea fans that cover the walls and slopes of many of our […]

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The Bizarre Burrow Builder

Published July 3, 2022

Wakatobi’s reefs are covered in a colorful carpet of corals, sponges, and gorgonians that shelter a range of interesting creatures. To find one of the area’s most intriguing and bizarre animals of all, look beyond the growth to find a bare spot where coral rubble surrounds a small hole where the Mantis shrimp is hiding. […]

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Wakatobi’s Shallow Water Freedom

Published July 3, 2022

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 […]

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Making a Difference: Wakatobi Conservation

Published March 11, 2022

While establishing training protocols for the GPS mapping of coral reefs in the Wakatobi area, Stephan Becker was impressed by the health of the underwater environment. This cannot be attributed solely to the reefs’ remote location, he feels, and is instead a direct result of numerous protective measures that remain in place, and to the cooperative […]

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Beyond Diving

Published May 11, 2021

At Wakatobi Resort, there’s even more than mind-blowing diving Wakatobi Resort was founded by an avid diver to provide equally avid divers with unique access to some of the world’s finest coral reefs. In the twenty-plus years since, our dive operation has evolved into a premier and secluded eco-lux destination, and established a precedent-setting conservation […]

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Sharing the Experience

Published February 12, 2020

A great holiday experience is like a great image. Especially at Wakatobi. And when everything comes together and all the details fall in line you will see and understand each moment’s place and time. Nature photographer Marcus Lindenlaub and his family shared some photos taken during their stay in Wakatobi. Marcus captured their unique experiences […]

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