So you love scuba diving like me! You can’t wait to go on your next scuba diving trip! But wait. “Where do I go” is your next question? Where? I can tell you where! Let’s talk Wakatobi! “Wakatobi, where is it?” you ask? Super question!
Below is some great information on diving Wakatobi. I just dived this area this April 2014. It was just, what are the right words? Terribly stunning!! Yes, it was one of the best dive spots I have ever dived. I enjoyed seven days at the Wakatobi dive resort and five days on her liveaboard, the Pelagian. Let me shed more light on this wonderful scuba diving paradise.
Series 2 of 3 about Wakatobi – Indonesia
Wakatobi has around 40 to 50 dive sites. Here is information on three of those dive sites.
Marimabuk dive spot is one of the 50 dive sites in Tomia Island. Marimabuk is the nearest point from Tomia Island. Marimabuk provides various species of clownfish, lionfish, turtle, sea snake, table coral, etc. It is called Marimabuk, because every tourist who came to Marimabuk will be “drunk” with the beauty of Marimabuk dive spot.
Teluk Waitii is a protected bay, in Wakatobi area. Waters in Teluk Waitii are decorated by tuna, giant trevallies, and napoleon wrasses (napoleon fish). If you swim to the shallow part you will find many anemones that look like a beautiful carpet. And if you swim further down, you will find Ribbon Eels, glass fish and stretches of Coral.
Batfish wall is a colorful wall, a place for many marine species like; a group of Barracuda fish, morrish fish, and butterfly fish. It is decorated with table corals, and is home to snappers, groupers and nudibranch.
There are so many other dive spots to cover but hopefully this has “wet your whistle” to explore for yourself. Below are two great dive resorts where you can enjoy your diving. I do know about Wakatobi dive resort since I just enjoyed 12 days of 5 star service as well as 5 star diving. The only down side is price. But let me tell you. If you want to spoil yourself then look no further because Wakatobi dive resort is where you will get pampered beyond your wildest wishes. I know they did that for me! An added bonus. Your significant other does not have to dive. Why? Because this resort also pampers the non-divers. If and when (hopefully one day) I ever get remarried I would love my honeymoon to be at Wakatobi dive resort, even if my future wife doesn’t dive. I know she would love it there, diving or not diving. Now I better be looking for this future love of my life!
Below is some information on the two dive sites. Oh, I forgot to mention. Don’t leave without your passport or travel insurance. As a TCK (third culture kid) I know the importance of travel medical insurance. I also know what it is like not to have travel insurance when you are in a foreign country. Not because I did not get any but because I have heard the sad stories of folks who needed travel cover but never had the insurance and thus had to pay out of their pockets. Remember that travel insurance is more than medical cover, it is also superb evacuation cover. What happens if you have to be evacuated to a hospital that is a 2 hour flight from where you are located? Do you know that the average evacuation cover (medical transportation) cost between USD30,000 to USD60,000. All of our travel plans, www.adventuresportsinsurance.com/, have over USD100,000 up to USD500,000 built into the travel medical cover. Yes, get it! It is as important as your passport! Now back to more fun about diving!
If you need a resort to stay while you in Wakatobi, I would like to recommend some resorts to you. Here are a few of them:
1. Patuno Resort Wakatobi
Patuno Resort located in the heart of Wakatobi, about 10 minutes from Wakatobi airport which located in Wangi-wangi Island. In front of Patuno Resort you will see white sand beach which suitable for you who like sunbathe, snorkeling, to take a walk or for barbeque party. If you want to enjoy the beautiful sunset through Patuno Resort, you need to visit their restaurant called Jetty Restaurant. Patuno Resort also provides Jet Ski facility for you who want to enjoy the fresh air of Wakatobi. This resort gives you the best service, from the arrival until departure, include free pick up from Wakatobi airport to the Patuno Resort.
Patuno Resort is really the best choice for furlough, diving or calm place for relaxation.
Wakatobi Dive Resort located in Tolandano Island, provide you a luxurious and friendly resort. These resorts give you an unforgettable holiday in Wakatobi. Wakatobi Dive Resort has some accommodation, like Gardens Bungalows, Beach Bungalows, and villas.
Wakatobi Dive Resort also provides luxurious and comfort yacht facility called Pelagian Yacht. This yacht can be filled with a maximum of ten people. The yacht will sail from Tomia Island – Kaledupa Island – Binongko Island – Hoga Island and the last is Wangi-wangi Island. There are also some facilities in Pelagian Yacht like; Lounge area, and Room accommodation with 3 types; Master Suite, Superlux Cabin and Standart Cabin.
3. This is another options for the backpackers
You can stay on Wakatobi people’s house or rent an inn or cheap hotel around there. You can save cost, and also know more about the lives of people in Wakatobi.