A Sample of Wakatobi’s Great Diving and More
Here's a few good reasons why everyone loves Wakatobi Dive Resort and Pelagian liveaboard.
Wakatobi's Ancient Survivors
Did you know that the reefs of Wakatobi are home to some of the oldest and most resilient creatures in the animal kingdom? Creatures that – even though they can't run away from danger, and have no real means of defence – have survived more than a dozen planet-wide mass extinctions and outlasted the dinosaurs. You will find them everywhere from the shallows to the deepest dive sites, and they can live for hundreds of years. We're talking about sea sponges, and when you take a closer look, you'll find out just how amazing they are.
Under the Overhangs
A bird's-eye view of Wakatobi Resort reveals the dramatic underwater slopes and walls that plunge abruptly from the shallows into deep water. Divers and snorkelers who hover in clear water on the brink of this drop off can experience a sensation akin to flight. But there's more to discover as you begin the descent into the blue twilight below. Cut into the faces of these underwater cliffs are an intricate network of crevices, overhangs and cavers. And on reefs teeming with life, each nook and cranny becomes prime real estate. Take an online dive with us to discover some of the creatures you'll find under the overhangs at Wakatobi.
Wakatobi's Cutting-Edge Dive
Even before you dive in, it's clear to see how the dive site known as Blade got its name. Clearly visible from the deck of a Wakatobi dive boat are the tall, thin formations that line up along a submerged ridge like the teeth of a serrated knife blade. It's even more amazing when you submerge and hover over one of these teeth, with nothing but the sheer vertical faces of the formation dropping to left and right into the blue depths. Words and photos can't fully capture this awesome site, but this video paints a pretty exciting picture.
Pelagian: The Space Ship
When is a ship's cabin more than a place to sleep? When it's aboard the luxury dive yacht Pelagian. The 35m liveaboard hosts just ten guests in five spacious cabins that are more like a room in a luxury resort than a set of bunks in the bilge. During week-long cruises from Wakatobi Resort into the heart of the Wakatobi National Park and beyond, each cabin becomes a personal haven for rest and relaxation. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself.