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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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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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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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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Arrivals and Departures: Wakatobi Guest Flight and More

Published December 14, 2022

Years ago, a journey to a remote destination such as Wakatobi might require a week or more of travel time. With our Wakatobi Guest Flight connecting us to Bali and the world, most of our guests need only add a couple of days to their vacation schedule to accommodate their arrival and departure at the […]

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Cruising Comforts

Published November 3, 2022

What five-star service means to Pelagian’s crew The Pelagian carries divers to some of the most fertile underwater landscapes on the planet. For this reason alone, many consider it to be one of the world’s best liveaboard diving experiences. From the spacious cabins to the fine cuisine and the personal attention of the Wakatobi dive […]

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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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Only on Pelagian

Published August 23, 2022

The Pelagian brings divers to some of the most fertile underwater landscapes on the planet. From its base at Wakatobi Dive Resort, our 35-meter luxury dive yacht embarks on cruises along the outer reefs and atolls of the Wakatobi Archipelago, and to the southern coast of Buton Island. This itinerary encompasses sites ranging from exciting […]

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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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