I am currently sitting in the Laguna resort Bali relaxing after 7 nights at Wakatobi to say the place is fantastic is an understatement.
The staff and service is excellent better than many 5,6 * resorts I have stayed at.
food brilliant all freshly prepared with multiple meat/fish and vegetables choices the desserts are really good.
The main event diving you are allocated a boat upon your arrival and that is where you dive from for your stay unless you are shore diving as well, personally the 3 dives a day from the boat were enough for me.
You then have your dive experience managers who will take care of everything for you Muji and Sonia on our boat with 7 guests you dive as 2 groups so never more than 4 people on a reef how different to the Red Sea.
I would like to say a massive thank you to all of the staff especially on boat V (5) where else in the world do you get Mint wet towels straight after a dive with a selection of drinks,cakes,sandwiches this is real diving some of the best marine life in the world and pure luxury with a very safe and controlled environment.
I have never seen so many soft and hard corals, reef fish in my life every dive was around 70 mins and just mind blowing.
You were guaranteed to see something new on every dive would it be a different pigmy seahorse variety of shrimp, maybe a new crab,Octopus,turtle or cuttlefish. How Muji spotted some of these critters I don't know, years of experience.
Although not known for the larger pelagic fish we did see large shoals of Barracuda and big eye Trevally also seeing huge pods of false killer whales and bottle nose dolphins on our way to the dive site known as Blade all very special.
My wife is a non diver and she was more than happy at the resort snorkelling and relaxing with the odd snack/cocktail and several books.
Not much else to say apart from if you are thinking of going stop thinking and book it, should of done it years ago.
A very special place and the memories will last a very long time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wakatobi is inspired by the realization that great people are prepared to travel far to experience the most beautiful reefs left on the planet. It goes further than any other dive resort to be deserving of the most precious time of the year of its guests. Wakatobi is about maximizing value not minimizing cost for its clientele. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wakatobi Dive Hotel Sulawesi