26 years of protecting what we love

Published January 2, 2023

2023 marked 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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