Happy Hour Snorkeling at Wakatobi

Published December 5, 2023

Wakatobi’s iconic Jetty Bar is a favorite place to gather and enjoy a libation while watching the sun sink towards the horizon. But there’s another reason why some guests show up there in the late afternoon. It turns out that the end of the jetty is also the perfect starting point for a different type […]

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A Family First

Published August 3, 2023

Diving into new adventures at Wakatobi Resort Annalisa Doedens had witnessed many wonders of the underwater world—but only from the surface. Together with her husband and sons, she had snorkeled with whale sharks in Mexico, visited the Great Barrier Reef, shadowed sea turtles in Sipadan and taken in the reefs of the Maldives. But it […]

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Discovering A Shallow Water Paradise

Published July 7, 2023

Discover the adventures while snorkeling at Wakatobi Anticipation builds as the charter flight descends toward Wakatobi Resort’s private airstrip. Through the aircraft’s window, you catch glimpses of a shoreline where coral formations are clearly just below the surface of clear turquoise water. As an avid snorkeler, you treasure those rare destinations where vibrant marine ecosystems […]

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The Villa Life

Published March 25, 2023

New additions and private dive and snorkel services make a stay at a Wakatobi Villa better than ever. “Wakatobi has been the best vacation ever.” Gina Leisten posted this message to social media while sitting on the deck of a Wakatobi Villa enjoying the sunset. Gina came to the resort with her husband Mike in […]

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Meadows of the sea

Published February 27, 2023

Discovering the wonders of Wakatobi’s seagrass beds Wakatobi’s House Reef has earned a reputation as one of the world’s finest shore dives. This expansive coral garden, which lies just a short swim from the beach, stretches for more than three miles and offers untold hours of diving and snorkeling adventures. But there’s another dimension to […]

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Wakatobi’s Shallow Water Paradise

Published January 11, 2023

Wakatobi is known as one of the world’s premier dive destinations. But as a growing number of guests have discovered, you don’t need to don SCUBA gear to experience the magic of the surrounding reefs. That’s because many of the same sites that wow divers are equally delightful when explored at snorkeling depths. The appeal […]

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One With the Water

Published November 23, 2022

Ai Futaki describes herself as an “underwater harmonist” who expresses and shares the beauty of the underwater world through imaging, modeling and underwater performance”all created while freediving.  Japanese freediving master and record holder who has developed a unique style of breathhold videography and photography Ai draws inspiration from the traditional female Ama (pearl divers) of […]

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Beyond the Bathtub

Published October 9, 2022

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories, they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Did you know that sponges (Phylum Porifera) are one of the oldest simple multicellular organisms in the animal kingdom? In other words, they’ve been around a long, long time, first appearing in the ocean more than half a billion years ago. […]

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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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Shooting in the Shallows

Published July 30, 2021

At Wakatobi Resort, photographers find opportunities close to the surface Wakatobi Resort is a favorite with photographers, and serious underwater shooters from around the world come to document the diverse array of marine life found on our dive sites. Most don scuba gear and can spend hours each day searching for the perfect subject. But […]

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