Wakatobi Resort has earned a reputation as one of the world’s top diving and snorkelling destinations. Its pristine reefs, idyllic small-island location, and five-star services and amenities are well known and have been the subject of literally hundreds of articles, blogs, and videos. But even with all this attention and accolades, there are still some things about diving at Wakatobi that are not that well known. Here are 5 tips from the resort staff to make your time in the water even better.
1. REFRESH YOURSELF ON THE HOUSE.
Divers who have been out of the water too long and feel out of practice don't have to sign up for skills drills before coming to Wakatobi. They can take a refresher course right on the resort's House Reef, which has been named the world's #1 shore dive.
2. TAKE SHORT RIDES TO TOP SITES.
Wakatobi operates some of the most-comfortable dive launches in the business, making trips to and from dive sites a chance for relaxation. In addition, some of the favorite sites in Wakatobi's private marine preserve are just a few minutes away from the jetty.
3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AFTERNOONS.
The dive centre offers three boat dives a day. After two morning dives, some guests just want to relax after lunch and finish with a shore dive. This often means fewer divers on the afternoon trips. An afternoon dive is also a great option for people who want to sleep in or linger over breakfast and still get in two boat dives a day.
4. GET A FREE RIDE.
You can see more of the dive site that’s been called ‘the world’s best shore dive’ by hopping aboard one of the resort’s taxi boats, which will take you up current for an easy drift dive along the House Reef wall ending right at the Jetty Bar.
5. SLIP IN AFTER DARK.
Night diving is always popular at Wakatobi, but you don’t need tanks to get in on the action. Night snorkelling on the House Reef is equally spectacular, and it’s available for all guests to experience.