ABOVE THE WATER
Right at the bottom tip of Southeast Sulawesi, in an area only accessible by plane or several long boat ride, lies the Wakatobi Dive Resort. Wakatobi is situated right in the coral triangle in an area with the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world. The region is completely protected as a marine park and is probably the most pristine reef environment you will ever dive. The area should most certainly be on every divers bucket-list.
BELOW THE WATER
What can you see at Wakatobi? A non-exhaustive list would include: ghost pipefish (robust, Halimeda, ornate), winged pipefish, pygmy seahorses (several kinds), squat lobsters, box crabs, porcelain crabs, orang utan crabs, mantis shrimp, crinoid shrimp, cuttlefish, octopus, lionfish (twinspot, Volitans, spotfin), leaf scorpionfish, gobies, dartfish, anemone fish of all kinds, and more nudibranchs than you could name.
A unique offering is fluo diving, a night dive with special equipment that allows you to see all the fluorescing colours of the reef. More people have seen Earth from space than have seen the reef fluorescence! The resort lies in a protected area, so you can experience stunning diving every day of the year. The visibility ranges from 20 – 50 metres, a photographer’s delight.
Accommodation In South East Sulawesi
Wakatobi Dive Resort
- Type: Resort
- Suitable For Non Divers: Yes
- Swimming Pool: Yes
- Air-Conditioning: Yes
- Hot Water: Yes
- On-Site Dive Shop: Yes
- Resort Highlight: Incredible Facilities
- Diving Highlight: Dive Sites To Yourself