In a Nutshell
Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia is an off the beaten path dive area offering world-class dives. It is a combination of 4 Islands; Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko Islands. With some of the most prestine reefs and wall diving in the world.
Located in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, Bali is the gateway for reaching Wakatobi. In an area that encompasses the highest coral reef biodiversity in the world.
Wakatobi Marine life/ Dive Conditions
While diving in Wakatobi, you'll not only see beautiful vistas or pristine coral reefs, but also abundant colorful reef fish and rare and unusual cryptic "critters". New species are still being discovered in these parts! Reef scenery and marine life abundance/variety are the two key points when in Wakatobi. Since the entire area has been turned into a sustainable protected marine park marine life has expanded to even greater numbers than before!
There isn't much else to do during your stay in Wakatobi. Due to its remote location diving and snorkeling are your best attractions. That being said, resorts recognize this and offer additional facilities for any nondivers, including spa treatments, relaxing hammocks and extra "pampering" throughout your stay.
Underwater Video of Wakatobi Marine Life
When to dive Wakatobi
Wakatobi is one of the more dry areas of Indonesia, due to this many will tell you its diveable year-round. That being said, if avoidable, we wouldn't recommend going Dec - Feb as there is still a risk of rain during your holiday! March - May is peak season, as well as Sept - Nov.
Getting to Ambon
Bali is the gateway to Wakatobi, you'll need to plan a connecting flight there. If you have the time, stay a few days and enjoy some Bali diving and culture as well!