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Wakatobi Dive Resort is an intimate, eco-friendly resort is located in the Wakatobi archipelago in remote Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia where it is the only fully licenced dive tourism operator.

The resort itself is situated on a small island locally called Onemobaa, next to Tomia Island, one of four major islands covering an area of 821 sq. km. All the bungalows are spaced along a white sand beach.

Over the years Wakatobi's grown from being a simple, remote outpost to a fully equipped resort offering a high level of comfort together with some of the best diving in the world.

There are 4 levels of accommodation: Villas, Select Beach Bungalows, Standard Beach Bungalows and Garden Bungalows. All are spacious and equipped with either a king-size bed, and/or twin beds to sleep up to three adults or two adults and two children. Each has a balcony in front with lounge chairs, tables and other furnishings, a desk with internet access and mini-bar. All have air-conditioning powered by in house generators that operate 24 hours per day.

A satellite communications system provides voice, fax and 64/128 kbs internet (complimentary) connection with the outside world.

Wakatobi’s Balinese Chefs prepare delicious, ample and healthy meals using fresh produce flown in from Bali and overseas. Plus the restaurant menu fetures day-fresh tuna sashimi, excellent soups, barbecued fish, fresh fruits, steaks and oriental specialties. Special dietary needs accommodated with advance warning.

The Diving: Tropical coral reef diving and sea-grass habitat. Steep slopes and walls. Sea mounts, caverns and pristine reef tops. Drift dives and critter hunting. Fresh water caves.

Packages: Similar to a liveaboard, Wakatobi works on a package basis to dovetail with their own charter flight service from and to Bali. You can choose between a 7 day, 10 day or 11 day visit.

Packages include:

  • Your resort accommodation
  • All meals
  • Three boat dives per day on our main boats
  • House reef tender boat taxi service
  • Shore diving on the House Reef - just walk in. Anytime
  • Multilingual Western, highly trained, instructor-level dive guides
  • Tanks, weights and unlimited air refills
  • A traditional village tour
  • Substantial reef protection and community development contribution
  • Free in-room internet (via satellite so it's not superfast but it does the trick)
  • In-room aromatherapy soaps and lotion
  • In-room safe, minibar, coffee pot, towels and hairdryer
  • Afternoon turn-down service and daily housekeeping
  • Return Charter flight from and to Bali (priced separately) with full meet & greet service
  • Unlimited (within reason) luggage allowance
  • In-flight snack and hot/cold non-alcoholic beverages
  • Transfer from airport to resort by van/boat (takes about an hour)
  • Soft drinks, cocktails, wine and beer
  • Dive gear rental, apart from tanks, weights and weight belts
  • Souvenirs (you can buy in the resort by cash or credit card)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porterage and tips
  • Dive & travel insurance
  • Indonesian visa ($25 on arrival for most nationalities ? check with your local Indonesian Embassy)
  • Accommodation or travel arrangements in Bali of other parts of Indonesia (Symbiosis can advise and make bookings for you) 14 - 17 yr old: 80% of non-diver / diver rate (Bungalow not shared with parents)

Non-diver discount: Less $80.00 USD / diving day for guests not participating in the diving program. Diving days equal resort stay minus one day.

Single Travelers
If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room, the Wakatobi staff will attempt to find a roommate for you. All efforts will be made to allocate separate accommodations or have you share a room with the same gender. If you do not want to share a room, an additional 75% single supplement charge will apply.

General Info

  • Name : Wakatobi Dive Centre
  • Destination : Indonesia
  • Location : Tukang Besi, South Sulawesi
  • Seasons : Year round, wettest from Jan to Mar
  • Capacity : 48 max (max. no. guests)

Room Facilities

  • Room Types : see Wakatobi Resort
  • Showers & toilets : Toilets with Showers
  • A/C : Yes
  • Hot Water : Yes
  • Entertainment : see resort info both air-conditioning AND ceiling fans internet access
  • Electricity : both 220v and 110v charging


  • Fire warning system : N/A
  • Fire extinguishers : yes
  • Fire escapes : N/A

Dive location & resources

  • Dive location : Tukang Besi Archipelago
  • Dive facilities : Fully equipped dive centre with up-to-date gear for rent, camera room, unlimited air supply, Nitrox, Rebreather

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