Wakatobi Dive Resort | Dive Paradise | Scuba Dive Holiday

Wakatobi Dive Resort | Dive Paradise | Scuba Dive Holiday

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Wakatobi Dive Resort

(Far East - Indonesia )

from: £3595 inc. flights*

*Inc Bali stop over, 7 nights Palm Bungalow (full board, 2 people), 3 days diving (3 dives/day) & all flights

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The Wakatobi Dive Resort is the kind of place you never want to leave. This award winning luxury eco dive resort in the heart of South Sulawesi is where you can enjoy a level of service, escapism and tranquiltiy that is so hard to find these days. Here the diving is never more than a stone's throw away. Whether by boat or from the excellent house reef, you are guaranteed to see some of the healthiest reefs anywhere on this planet and bio diversity that will take your breath away.

There are 3 room grades at Wakatobi. The palm bungalows are well spaced from each other and most have a sea view. Set slightly back from the beach all sleep 2 people with private bathroom, mini bar, desk and veranda. The ocean bungalows sit closer to the water front with uninterrupted views and boast the same comfortable fittings as the palm bungalows as well as Asian style outdoor showers. There are a further 4 villas - the ideal choice for anyone who wants to make their stay even more special. The villas are the most spacious accommodation grade on the island and come with the added benefits of a dedicated butler service and private dive guide. Villas 1 and 3 have personal plunge pools (salt water). Wakatobi embraces the notion of eco tourism and to this end, where possible local products and craftsmanship are used, giving the whole place an authentic feel without sacrificing any creature comforts. .

All meals are taken in the resort restaurant, which caters to all tastes. The atmosphere is relaxed elegance and the menu a delicate mix of international and Indonesian dishes. Freshly prepared sushi, homemade bread, squeezed fruit juice... these are just some of the small details that make the dining experience stand out. Wakatobi now offers day diving packages - you are free to chose how many days diving you would like to prebook which ideal if you have a non diving partner or simply want to take rest days. A stop at the spa is a must! And at the end of the day, watch the sun set from the Jetty Bar. Good living surely doesn't get any better than this!

Resort Facts

  • Rooms: 26
  • Fridge: Yes
  • Room safe: Yes
  • A/C: Yes
  • Pools: 0
  • Restaurants: 1

Dive Centre Facts

  • Dive Centre: On site
  • Dive Courses: On request
  • House Reef: Yes
  • Boat Diving: Yes
  • Shore Diving: Yes
  • Nitrox: Yes
  • Tech Friendly: Yes

General Facts

  • Season: All year
  • Air Temp: 24 - 29 C
  • Water Temp: 27 - 30 C
  • Visibility: 15 - 35m
  • Airport: 5Km

There are few diving holidays quite like Wakatobi in South Sulawesi. From the 5* Indonesian resort to the inspiring reef below, your every dream is made a reality here. Indonesia boasts an enviable ecology and bio diversity that is hard to beat and in Wakatobi the reefs are pristine and the fish plentiful. This is dive escapism at its very best. Discover for yourself the healthy soft corals and sponges that adorn the drop offs. Massive hard table corals flourish with great clouds of reef fish swarming around. White tips sharks dart over sandy patches whilst barracuda while eagle rays come close to the reef to feed. But it is the macro life that is most impressive with every kind of shrimp, pygmy seahorse, pipefish and nudibranch on display. Serene and lavish, Wakatobi is a special corner in paradise and the definition of a luxury diving holiday.

The dive centre at Wakatobi is at the heart of everything they do and a hive of activity each day. Teaching is available on request and all dives are carried out in the sea - spoil yourself from the very start! Nothing is too much effort for these professionals. Certified divers are guided through every step, from the check in, logging nitrox and to kit hire and extras. There is a large camera room for your photography kit with charging points. Everybody is allocated a personal space for their trip with fresh towels. Your dive gear will be whisked away between the boat and shore dives by the crew. They will even carry your camera to the boat so you never have to lift a finger.

  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • 3 boat dives/day standard
  • Open & closed circuit diving
  • Small group sizes
  • Kids club - must be prebooked

A dive at the house reef is your first experience of Wakatobi and home to so many of the critters that lure divers to Sulawesi. The house reef is open every day from 06:00 to 20:00 and you are welcome to jump as many times as you want. Need a pick up or drop off? Just sign yourself up for a water taxi. The day boats depart for three day dives every day at 8 sharp. These are large, traditional boats and groups are kept to 4 divers per guide or less. Onboard is coffee, tea or water, already waiting by your dive kit. In between dives there are fresh pastries and fruit. No matter how experienced a diver you are, make sure you follow the guides. These guys have the sharpest eyes and will point out the tiny macro life and even act as a stabiliser while you get that picture perfect shot.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Wakatobi Dive Resort.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: £135
  • 3 days diving from: £405
  • 5 days diving from: £675

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
  • PADI open water course from: Price on request
  • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): £31 (per day paid locally)

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.


January 2013

We both canít say enough to recommend Wakatobi Dive Resort. Itís a wonderful place with an incredible staff in a dream location. I wouldnít change a thing and I have to say to the management and owners, thank you, for creating such a fantastic place where you are protecting one of the last truly wild places on Earth. Robin & Ingrid Smith

May 2011

The dive sites were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed almost all dives. Kaz & Marco are very good dive masters, we spent the most time with Kaz and he is very smart, caring and extremely knowledgeable. In general, the staff were all very helpful. Douglas & Debra

May 2011

This Indonesian jewel of an island turned out to be an amazing diving adventure. We learnt to recognise & appreciate smaller marine life and the coral gardens especially Roma. The dive instructors Mona and Hakan were watchful and Wakatobi will hold a special place as my son Aditya got certified here at age 11 years. When the diving was done, we all retreated to the long house to share dive stories, drink tea and coffee and fill our dive books, trying to remember the special features of each dive sites as they all began to blend into each other. It was fun naming them with our own names, Nudibranch Site,Puffer Site, Lion Fish Site. Karun & Vasundhara Sanghi

January 2010

Dive Wakatobi for spectacular coral reefs, a truly amazing experience! David and Diane

December 2009

If I had to put a title on my vacation it would be Pampered in Paradise. The dive team and boat crew made the dive experience wonderful and relaxing. The dining experience was equally enjoyable; it was like eating in a gourmet restaurant every night! Could not ask for more for a vacation of a lifetime. Karla

November 2009

Hands Down! It was the finest 10 days of my life! Montgomery

September 2009

This is an incredible place that values the conservation of the habitat over the need to make a quick dollar. Forget all of your other diving experiences. Wakatobi is a lifestyle choice, one that I will be adopting on future dive trips. Eileen and Steve

May 2009

I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to dive in many locations around the world. In my opinion, Wakatobi offers the best above water and under water experience of any place that I have visited. For this reason, I look forward to returning for my third visit very soon. Thank you. Jason

March 2009

My visit to Wakatobi allowed me to celebrate my birthday in one of the most beautiful resorts in the world. I have never enjoyed diving as much as I did here. The reef was pristine and the service of the staff from the boat crew to the restaurant was top notch. Laura

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Diving Options

From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.

These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.

Make your next dive holiday that bit different!

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