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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Discovering Wakatobi

Published January 9, 2020

Discovering Wakatobi and documenting the world’s smallest seahorse This story comes from a long-time friend and guest of Wakatobi Resort. Working alongside his late wife Denise, Larry Tackett devoted hundreds of hours to documenting the subtle details of our reefs at Wakatobi Resort. In the process, they became the first divers to witness and document […]

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Why we love Wakatobi

Published December 30, 2019

Our guests share some of the many reasons why they appreciate and celebrate our resort Everyone appreciates receiving a sincere “attaboy” and we’re no different at Wakatobi. We always value the compliments and positive reviews our guests provide and are flattered to note that words like “best” and “favorite” often pop up when they recall […]

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Meet the Fleet

Published September 16, 2019

A tour of Wakatobi’s iconic dive boats Wakatobi’s House Reef is one of the most acclaimed shore dives in the world. But to discover the full scope and diversity of our marine preserve, you’ll want to take a boat ride. And not just any boat. Like every other element of the Wakatobi experience, our custom-built […]

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Remote Yet Not Removed

Published February 18, 2019

At Wakatobi, getting away doesn’t mean being out of touch In our hyper-connected world, it can be a real pleasure to get away and unplug. That’s certainly one of the charms of Wakatobi Resort. Whether you are submerged on a coral wall, walking a deserted beach or enjoying a sunset libation at the Jetty Bar, […]

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The Magnificent Seven

Published October 12, 2018

A roundup of a few favorite Wakatobi dive sites “Which sites are the best ones?” Wakatobi dive guides are asked this question from time to time. And though it might sound like a brush off, they can honestly answer “they are all the best.” After all, the private marine preserve created and supported by Wakatobi […]

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Top of the Reef

Published September 26, 2017

At Wakatobi, the shallows aren’t just for off-gassing Steep walls and dramatic seamounts make for exciting dives, and there are a number of sites in Wakatobi that offer these profiles. But many of these same sites offer something that few other places can. When reefs rise sharply from deep water to within a meter or […]

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Repeat Performances

Published July 25, 2017

A number of our guests have described their time at Wakatobi Resort as a “once in a lifetime experience.” But that’s not always the case, because a fair number of those who come to our little corner of the Indian Ocean will eventually show up for a second visit… or a third. What brings them […]

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A Shallow Water Favorite

Published June 19, 2017

A snorkeling couple discover world-class snorkeling on the reefs of Wakatobi A visit to any new resort destination raises certain questions and concerns. Will simply getting there be exhausting? What’s the weather really like? How’s the food and the service? And in general, will the place live up to its own marketing claims. Such questions […]

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Under Cover of Darkness

Published November 28, 2016

Discovering the rewards of night diving at Wakatobi Resort As the sun sinks towards the western horizon, guests at Wakatobi Resort can look forward to a refreshing shower, a delicious dinner and perhaps a nightcap at the Jetty Bar. But not everyone is packing up the dive gear just yet. For some, nighttime is the […]

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