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Explore Wakatobi's Waters in Expert Company

Pyjama cardinalfish Richard Smith ORI9899

Pyjama cardinalfish, Wakatobi. All photographs Richard Smith

Join acclaimed marine biologist and photographer Dr Richard Smith in August of 2018 at Wakatobi Resort when he returns to explore and share his extensive knowledge of the exceptional marine life found on area reefs and walls, and on more distant sites reached from the Pelagian liveaboard. Having spent years completing his PhD research at Wakatobi, Richard is considered an expert in the diving and marine life found in this region.

Richard is featured in the next issue of DIVE magazine (out in March) with a fascinating article about the new marine life discoveries made in the first few years of this century.

A limited number of spaces are available to accompany Richard on a one-week cruise to some of the most remote reaches of Indonesia aboard the luxurious Pelagian dive yacht. In addition to leading daily diving explorations throughout the trip, Richard will share his knowledge and expertise through informal talks and workshops.

He said: 'As the world’s ecosystems change before our eyes, thankfully Wakatobi Dive Resort is remote enough, and protected with enough forethought, that its bounty remains. The bustling reefs with their fantastical tropical fishes, kaleidoscopic corals and many special resident characters keep bringing myself and other divers back year after year.'  

Basket star shrimp Richard Smith ORI1034

Basketstar shrimp

After the Pelagian cruise, Richard will return to Wakatobi Resort for an additional period of exploration and discovery. Guests are invited to participate in either a four-day or week-long land-based program hosted by Richard, and will experience the 5-star services and incredible diving that the resort is recognised for. More than 40 exceptional dive sites surround Wakatobi Dive Resort, including possibly the world’s finest house reef.

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Giant clam shrimp

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Wakatobi Dive Resort and learn from a renowned expert about the exciting underwater world that awaits you in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Various lengths of stay on either on the liveaboard, at the resort, or both are offered. Choose from 7, 11 or 14 nights. For pricing options (excluding internal flights) please contact Robert Parrington - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Three Choices Available

  • 20 – 27 August 2018 – Pelagian Dive Yacht (7 nights)
  • 20 – 31 August 2018 – Pelagian Dive Yacht and Wakatobi Dive Resort (11 nights)
  • 27 August – 03 September 2018 – Wakatobi Dive Resort (7 nights)

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The stunning coral life at Wakatobi

Space is limited, so please secure yours as soon as possible.

For more information and to secure your space contact Robert Parrington directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More about Dr Richard Smith at www.OceanRealmImages.com

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