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Wakatobi, Far East & Australia

Scuba diving holidays in Wakatobi with Sportif Dive offers dive holidays with a luxury resort hotel and world class diving on the spot. Located in the heart of the Banda Sea off the south east coast of Sulawesi lies the remote and exclusive resort of Wakatobi.

Blessed with the planet’s most pristine and prolific tropical reefs, the resort offers easy access to breath-taking drop-offs, walls, caverns and seamounts. Wakatobi is a resort built by divers for divers on what Jacques Cousteau called “probably the finest diving site in the world”.

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It features lionfish, clownfish, rays, batfish, crocodile fish, ghost pipefish, several species of pygmy seahorse, schooling jacks, turtles, mandarin fish, leaf fish and the elusive blue-ringed octopus to name just a few. Brilliant soft corals, oversized gorgonians and vibrant sponges create an intricate tapestry of colour and texture. At night, the resort’s famous four mile long House Reef explodes into a flurry of activity. Pelagian, Wakatobi’s luxury dive yacht operates from the resort, cruising the outer reefs and surrounding atolls of the Wakatobi archipelago.

The House Reef The Wakatobi house reef offers oustanding diving just 80 years from the shoreline to the drop off. There are six different sites accessible from the beach directly in front of the resort. Here there are proteced schooling fish, jetty with resident fish. Here you will find invetebrates, macro, colourful soft corals, gorgonians, sponges.

The Wakatobi Luxury Liveaboard Explore Wakatobi aboard the Pelagian a luxury liveaboard. The Indonesian archipelago offers a huge range of marine life. No other place in the world has the colors, the corals and diversity of diving. The Pelagian is a 36’ luxury, ocean cruising yacht offering every conceivable comfort more >

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Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

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Average Air temps: 26-30°C

Average Water temps: 26-30°C

Visibility: 20-50m. Average 35m

Top Dive Sites: Choice of over 50 sites including Tanjung Patok (over 400 species alone!), Brian's Choice (critters & corals), Teluk Maya, Liabale (ravines, caverns & overhangs). Liveaboard diving to Tomia Island - Cheeky Beach and Asphalt Pier (muck diving), Tanjung Baturtoro (sheer cliffs & caves). All manner of exotic & rare marine life - a photographers paradise!

Great Reasons to Dive in Wakatobi

  • World Class diving & pristine tropical reefs
  • Walls, drop offs caverns.
  • Brilliant coloured soft corals & macro life
  • 4m long house reef - unlimited & night diving.
  • Luxury dive yacht for cruising outer reefs & atols.
  • Nitrox, Tech & deep diving
  • Gentle & fast drift dives.
  • Luxury diving resort.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.