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Wakatobi’s Beautiful & Bold Touch-Me-Nots


Leaf Scorpionfish at Wakatobi
Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) with purple coloration

Though you’d never guess it by looking, some of the more poisonous creatures in the world lie in wait on the reefs around Wakatobi Dive Resort. But don’t cancel your dive plans because there’s no danger of divers or snorkelers being attacked. In fact, if you don’t know what to look for, you’d probably swim right past without noticing the various varieties of cunningly camouflaged scorpionfish that wait patiently for an unsuspecting morsel to swim within gulping range. 

Tasseled scorpionfish
Tasseled scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala)

You can also find more on some of the other creatures that live among the seabed’s sand and rubble regions of the reef around Wakatobi Dive Resort here

Wakatobi Dive Resort, home to Indonesia’s Finest Coral Reefs

Wakatobi Dive Resort is situated in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, in the heart of the coral triangle. Known for its magnificent and highly protected coral reefs – from its famous House Reef and 42 plus surrounding named dive sites – this idyllic island paradise, located 750 km east Bali, is easily accessible through the resort’s private guest flight. To go directly to the Inquire page for booking at Wakatobi Click Here

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Walt Stearns
Editor for Scuba Diver Magazine's North America edition, Walt Stearns, has been involved in the diving industry for more than 30 years. As one of the most prolific photojournalists in diving media Walt’s articles and images have appeared in a wide range of national and international diving, water sports and travel titles.
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