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Hotel category
5 Star
Rooms
28
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Located in Wakatobi National Marine Park, UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Sea turtles, macro life, octopus, cuttlefish, unique coral species and more
  • Nature trail, white sand beach, crystal clear seas
  • Marine wildlife presentations 
  • Air-conditioned, eco villas and bungalows with en-suite bathrooms
  • All-inclusive resort with spa, media room, library and boutique
  • Chef prepared gourmet meals, fine dining
  • Flights to and from the resort are scheduled on Mondays and Fridays

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 120 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 12.5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 98 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 98 and 53 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 53 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Wakatobi Dive Resort is an all inclusive eco dive resort located in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia in the Banda Sea. 

Within this UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve and macro haven, look out for cuttlefish, lionfish, sea turtles, scorpionfish, pufferfish, mantis shrimp, octopus, bubble coral shrimp, frogfish, pygmy seahorses, pipefish, nudibranchs, various species of corals, large sea fans, and more. 

Lush vegetation and palm trees are lined with a white sand beach and turquoise waters. The resort is comprised of traditionally-styled buildings with hardwood floors and thatched roofs, linked by sandy floored paths throughout the palms.

Each hand crafted and air-conditioned Bungalow or Villa is furnished with neutral pieces, breezy drapes and local artwork.

The restaurant serves freshly prepared, refined cuisine using local ingredients for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. 

Facilities include a spa, library and boutique. Regular marine wildlife presentations and village tours are arranged. 
 

Explore diving around the Wakatobi Dive Resort

What to see

Marine life is plentiful in Southeast Sulawesi. Divers can expect to see colorful hard and soft corals, sponges, gorgonians and fans. These include a handful of endemic coral species.

Nearly a thousand species of colorful fish shimmer throughout the reefs, walls and wrecks. Reef sharks and schools of blacktail barracudas stalk their prey while bobtail squid, two species of pygmy seahorses and frogfish create odd spectacles. Eagle rays glide past in the blue and hawksbill turtles can be seen eating in the shallows. For the lucky few, a dugong may make an unexpected appearance near the entrances to mangroves.

Your dive logs are sure to reflect the beauty and wonder available in Southeast Sulawesi.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Beachfront 5* Dive Resort in Wakatobi National Marine Park
  • Convenient access to world-class, protected reefs 
  • 40+ dive sites between 10 minutes and 1-hour boat ride
  • 85% of world’s marine species 
  • Sea turtles, octopus, cuttlefish, seahorses, nudibranchs and more
  • One-to-one instruction 
  • Multi-lingual professional instructors and divemaster level guides
  • Solo diving (for instructor-level divers with pony tank), Fluo diving, scheduled night dives 
  • Snorkelers are welcome to join divers at most sites, instruction is offered

Description

Wakatobi Dive Center is a PADI 5* Resort that places the utmost value on reef protection.
 

Boat dives run in the morning and the afternoon, and night diving is offered. The House Reef is available to divers and snorkelers with supervision and monitoring between 6:00am to 10:0pm. 6 spacious boats are moored at the jetty adjacent to the dive center; each contain emergency oxygen, first aid kits, and VHF radios.

Facilities include air conditioning, classrooms, fish ID books, camera room, battery charging stations, warm water showers, training areas and filling station.  

A full range of PADI recreational courses are offered, including nitrox, AOW, OWD Referral, Bubblemarker, Discover Scuba, and more. One-to-one fun dives or training can be arranged.

Full equipment rental is available.

Experience unique Fluo diving- not to be confused with bioluminescence (or phosphorescence), fluorescence is the absorption of one wavelength of light and emission of another. See marine life in a whole new light!

Solo diving is allowed for experienced, instructor-level and ‘reef friendly’ divers with adequate back-up gear. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Beach Front
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival

  • Wakatobi Resort's private air charter provides a direct connection to and from Bali’s International Airport for an additional charge (please inquire). 
  • Flights to and from the resort are currently scheduled on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Check-in time for charter flights from Bali to Wakatobi's private airstrip is 6:45am (strongly advised to arrive the day before).
  • In Bali International Airport you will be assisted by Wakatobi Resort's concierge team.
  • You will also enjoy access to a VIP airport lounge for refreshments and breakfast upon morning check-in for the flight to the resort. 
  • If you wish to arrange your own transportation you need to book a domestic flight from Bali to Makassar or Kendari; from here you can schedule local flights to Wangi-Wangi, and after a one-night stay, a local ferry to Tomia Island where you will be greeted by a member of our resort staff.

Departure

  • If you have booked with the private air charter, your arrival back into Bali Domestic Airport will be mid-afternoon. To ensure a reasonable connection time, please only arrange onward connects after 5:30pm.

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