Explore Wakatobi's Waters in Expert Company
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.'
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.
Giant clam shrimp
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)
The stunning coral life at Wakatobi
Space is limited, so please secure yours as soon as possible.
More about Dr Richard Smith at www.OceanRealmImages.com