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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Living Reefs

Published March 31, 2022

by Wade Hughes, FRGS When shark-fin soup was served at a Brunei conference on ocean conservation, it created quite a stir. When the moderator called to boycott the soup, I was the only person who voted against it. As I was a panelist who had just spoken on whale conservation, there was a strong reaction […]

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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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Coral central

Published January 1, 2015

As anyone who has visited Wakatobi Dive Resort can attest, the surrounding reefs are covered in a thick and diverse carpet of corals. The overall health and near-pristine condition of these reefs is the result of a proactive conservation program funded by portions of resort revenue. But protection alone doesn’t account for the tremendous diversity […]

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