Diving Wakatobi

      Wakatobi is located at the world’s epi-center of coral reef biodiversity and is designated a UNESCO Marine Biosphere Reserve. This means that while diving Wakatobi you can see the greatest variety and diversity of marine life. You’ll not only see beautiful vistas or pristine coral reefs, but also abundant colorful reef fish and rare and unusual cryptic ‘critters’. New and undocumented species continue to be discovered at when diving Wakatobi.

      Also known as the Tukang Besi Archipelago, the Wakatobi Marine National Park is the second largest Marine Park in Indonesia. Its four main islands of Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko each lend the first two letters of their names to give the area its name.

      Fast attracting a reputation as one of the top dive spots in the world, it’s hardly surprising as the islands enjoy some of the healthiest coral reefs you are likely to dive. Wakatobi has the largest atoll in the world (Kaledupa), which is home to some of the most bio-diverse marine life in the world.

      7 Days

      22 Dives*

      OWD 50+ Dives or AOWD 20+ Dives

       Wakatobi marine national park was established in 1996, a huge area that consists of marine biodiversity hotspot known as Wallacea.  Wakatobi alone is said to have 942 fish species and 750 coral reef species make it a paradise for scuba divers, snorkelers and freedivers. Karang Kaledupa is one of the largest reef systems in the world and has the most awesome soft-corals in Indonesia. Drop offs, overhangs and schooling black-tip sharks make Wangi-wangi islands a highlight for divers. Thirty five percent of species of marine fish has been found in and around this island.

      Tomia Island and Binongko Island is the most remote and least developed island, but is actually the home of the only iron workers still found in the island chain. The people of Binongko have many mystical stories about the origin of the island and sacred places that can be found there. Wanci is the administrative center of Wakatobi. It is one of the busiest islands and there are lots of people here. It also has the most facilities just like any big town. For example you can find ATM’s here which you can’t find on any of the other islands. There are also direct flights from local airlines (Wings air/Lion air and Merpati) that serve the route from Makassar and Kendari to Wangi Wangi (Wanci).

      Wakatobi Itinerary

      Day 1 – Wangi Wangi

      Pick up from Airport
      Board La Galigo
      2 dives
      Overnight in Wangi Wangi

      Day 2 – Wangi Wangi

      2 dives Wangi Wangi: Wandonka Pinnacle/ Fish mrket
      2 dives Hoga, Buoy, Coral Garden, Outer Pinnicle

      Day 3 – Hoga

      2- 4 dives Hoga Pinnacles: fantastic pinnacles, ridges, walls, ledges and overhangs
      Optional land tour to Sampella floating village

      Day 4 – Tomea

      Up to 4 dives Tomea
      North West Tomea, dive sites such as Roma

      Day 5 – Tomea

      Up to 4 dives Tomea
      South West Tomea –Dive sites such as Conchita, Magnifica, Fan 38

      Day 6 – Tomea

      Up to 4 dives Tomea
      Tolandona/ Lentea reef

      Day 7 – Kaledupa Outer Reef

      2 dives
      Kaledupa outer reef

      Day 8

      Return to Wangi Wangi
      Depart La Galigo