4 Stars

Oct - Apr

22 Hours + Stopover

Beginner, All

From £3350

Wakatobi Dive Resort

Wakatobi is an award winning luxury resort with an outstanding level of service.

Wakatobi has grown from being a simple, remote outpost to a fully equipped award winning luxury resort, presenting an outstanding level of service, remoteness and tranquillity unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. Offering pristine reefs you benefit from amazing diving right on your doorstep, this world famous house reef and wall boasts an abundance of colourful fish such as yellow stripped emperor fish, parrotfish, boxfish, batfish and rare, unusual critters including pygmy sea horses and octopus to name just a few.

This beautiful resort is built directly on the beach, with 3 levels of accommodation set out as 4 Wakatobi bungalows, 9 palm bungalows and 9 ocean bungalows accommodating up to a maximum of 48 guests. All rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, fully air-conditioned and offer breath-taking scenery which can be enjoyed from the balcony. The all-inclusive diver option includes your transfer from the airport to the resort and ensures you enjoy your stay at Wakatobi Dive Resort without having to worry about too much, you will only need some money for drinks, snacks and any other additional activities such as the spa and diving courses.

The Wakatobi Dive Resort caters for divers and nature lovers, the on-site dive centre is located only a few steps from the water giving guests the benefit of going on a range of diving programs including early morning beach dives, a two-tank boat dive trip, an afternoon taxi boat dive on the world’s best house reef and night beach dives. The highly trained and experienced team offers a crew of extensive and enthusiastic dive masters and instructors just waiting to share these world class dive sites and amazing underwater topography with you.

Wakatobi has a spa area that can offer you a variety of treatments to make your stay even more enjoyable. You can start your day with a pleasant morning back message or after a long day of diving get a deep tissue message to relax those strained muscles.

Board Basis

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 24 hours coffee, tea, hot chocolate and drinking water
  • VIP arrival service pre-immigration in Bali airport
  • Return transfers from Denpasar airport to Wakatobi’s own airport
  • Full international luggage allowance on flight to resort
  • VIP departure lounge with snacks
  • Warm towels, hot drinks, water and snacks on boat dives
  • Three 70 minutes boat dives and unlimited shore diving daily
  • Village visit followed by BBQ feast in resort on last day
  • Contribution to the Wakatobi’s award winning conservation programs
Palm Bungalow

Palm Bungalows

The very comfortable palm bungalows are located amidst beautiful palm trees and other tropical plants. They are available on the south and west of the island and some offer sea views.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • Double or Twin beds
Ocean Bungalow

Ocean Bungalows

Wakatobi’s Ocean Bungalows are located directly on the beach. See the fish jump, hear the gentle waves and listen to the birds all while seated on the balcony or in one of the comfortable lounge chairs in front of your bungalow.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • Desk
Wakatobi Villas

Wakatobi Villas

For those seeking pure luxury the Wakatobi villa is the option, located on the northern end of the resort beach and just above the beach. The villas offer unobstructed views over the ocean and sunset, even from the bathrooms.

  • Mini Bar
  • Fan
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet
  • Balcony
  • Desk
  • King bed

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Available Experiences

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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

7 nights in Wakatobi and 7 nights in Bali

Excellent-tip top at Wakatobi, very good at Lotus Bungalows – but maybe a little bit tired – but still very enjoyable with everything else as expected,very clean,decent food and choice, friendly, good service with nothing being any trouble for any of the staff- a very relaxed place with beautiful gardens and stunning views Both Wakatobi & Gangga Divers A1 the best we have experienced and we have never had a bad experience! A high 10+ out of 10. From the initial contact with Ultimate Diving their helpfulness, friendliness ,knowledge and experience have all been at the forefront, with no hard sell or pressure being put upon you. Very professional.

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Wakatobi Dive Centre

Wakatobi

Highly qualified professional dive staff here are second to none in the industry. All of the dive guides are trained instructors, with an average of 3000 dives each. Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment is their upmost concern. Regardless of your skill level, they will take the time to make sure you have a great time cruising the reefs. For advanced divers, they also have instructor-level guides with cave diving and rebreather specialties. And of course, all of the guides know the reefs of Wakatobi like the back of their hand. If there's a critter you have always wanted to see, they will know the place to find it.

Wakatobi has all of the dive equipment you need to enjoy a state-of-the-art diving experience. If you wish to travel light, leaving your own equipment at home you can rent equipment at very modest prices. From tailored wetsuits, vests with hoods, BCDs, regulators with octopus, computers to snorkel gear they can supply everything you need.

For those of you who are underwater photographers there is a climate-controlled camera room which has large work tables and storage shelving for all your camera gear. Padded workbenches line the walls to protect your equipment; voltage-regulated power to charge batteries and plenty of light to allow you to work on your camera.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Referral

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

You attain this rating by completing five pool dives and a number of knowledge development sessions with a final exam (which is not rocket science its just diving) and by completing four open water dives.

PADI Scuba Diver to Open Water Upgrade

This program will allow you to dive to depths of 18 metres and achieve the most popular dive program in the world!

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

PADI Bubblemaker

Experience scuba diving under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6ft. For children who are at least 8 years old.

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