Located in the South East of the island of Sulawesi, Wakatobi is a small wonder to discover for divers and non-divers.
The population of Wakatobi is made up of people of different cultures, mainly from Buton, Bajo and Bugis. Only seven of the 143 total islands belonging to Wakatobi are inhabited. Most of the total population of around 120,000 people lives on one of the four main islands. Before being called Wakatobi, it was known as Kepulauan Tukang Besi, the blacksmith archipelago.
Little known by liveaboard but well known to connoisseurs, Wakatobi is famous for passionate underwater photographers who come from all over the world to capture these pristine reefs. Wakatobi is a small archipelago located in the center of the famous golden triangle (one of the most diverse marine ecosystems on our planet) on the east coast of Sulawesi. Consisting of 4 islands called Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomea and Binongko, the name Wakatobi is an acronym for the names of these four islands. Wakatobi is one of the best diving destinations in the world with beautiful corals and incredible biodiversity. Even Jacques Cousteau openly declared that it was probably the most beautiful dive site in the whole world!
Besides world class diving, Wakatobi also offers a diverse and exceptional culture and nature that we invite you to discover during your stay.
There are more than 80 listed dive sites in Wakatobi which are easily accessible by Liveaboard. Visibility is generally very good and the dive sites are diverse, with especially spectacular drop-offs, seamounts and various slopes. The region’s reefs are home to more than 400 listed coral species and are abundant with underwater life. The Wakatobi Archipelago is classified as a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
For divers and non-divers, we will offer stays of 6 to 8 days departing / returning from Wangi Wangi via the islands of Kaledupa, Hoga and of course Tomia. Wakatobi is indeed a unique destination off the beaten track and has a lot to offer to divers and non-divers with awesome land adventures. Discovery of local culture, Bajos villages (Nomads of the sea), discovery of lush forests and mangroves, discovery of endemic birds, snorkelling, idyllic beaches and excursions can be organized à la carte.
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