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Far East & Australia - Liveaboards

Australia and the Far East is home to some of the world’s most exciting and sought after scuba diving and perfect diving holiday locations. Visit sites that haven’t changed since the dawn of diving to glide along some of the most picturesque and impressive walls and distant coral seas - dive holidays dreams are made of.

Visit one of the seven wonders of the world – The Great Barrier Reef which runs some 2000 miles along the north western coast of Australia. From here you can explore the Coral Sea, visit the famous Cod Hole and dive with Minke whales. The excellent Mike Ball Liveaboards offer a range of intineraries and you can extend your holiday with a tour of Australia's sites.

Manado and Wakatobi off the north and south east of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Manado's Bunaken Marine park is within 30 minutes of the authentic and unassuming accomodation. Wakatobi offers the best of luxury accommodation & liveaboards. Both are world class diving locations. Photographers will enjoy diving in Lembeh where there are specialist led diving weeks for underwater photographers with excellent quality facilities for your equipment.

Layang, Layang off the coast of Saba is largely unexplored with 50m visibility and famous for hammerheads. This reclaimed 50 acre island offers spectacular wall diving plus giant mantas and morays.

Offering excellent value in the Far East is in the Philippines with some of the best diving in all asia. dive sites. It has the widest choice of dive sites from deep dives, drift dives, wreck sites and many more. Our latest edition to the programme is our choice of liveaboard to Sipadan, Borneo, Raja Ampat and Komodo and the Coral Triangle. See 1000s of schooling pelagics, visit world class muck, reef and wall dive sites - some of the best in the world. Bali and, Thailand ideal for critters,  leisurely diving, stunning beaches and perfect for non-divers too.

Wakatobi Pelagian Liveaboard - Wakatobi, Far East & Australia

For your scuba diving and liveaboard holiday to Wakatobi - Indonesia, Wakatobi Pelagian Liveaboard is a 36m built to a very high standard originally as an ocean-cruising personal yacht and offer diving to Wakatobi.

A maximum of 10 guests in five comfortable cabins each with en-suite shower & wc, storage and individual control air-conditioning. Standard cabin has twin beds. Deluxe has a double and single bed. Superlux are more spacious with a queensize and single daybed. Master is the largest and most comfortable cabin with a queensize bed and sofa sitting area.

Air-conditioned throughout. Spacious dive deck with hot showers, covered outdoor decks and sundeck, multiple lounges and dining spaces. The onboard cuisine is prepared to the same high standard as the resort with chefs taking turns between Pelagian and Wakatobi.

Two 18ft custom-built rib dive tenders are used for all dives and are equipped with dual outboards, tank racks and secure ladders for easy entry and exit. Usually four dives per day tank/weights. Nitrox and rebreathers available.

Sample Itinerary (7 nights)

Wed Depart UK on overnight flight to Denpasar, Bali.

Thu Met on arrival and transfer to your Bali hotel for overnight.

Fri Morning transfer to the domestic airport terminal where Wakatobi staff are waiting to assist with check-in for your charter flight to Wakatobi. Met and transfer to Pelagian Liveaboard for seven nights.

Sat-Thu Enjoy six days diving with up to four dives per day, cruising the outer reefs and surrounding atolls of the Wakatobi archipelago.

Fri Return to Wakatobi and disembark. Transfer to the airstrip for charter flight to Bali to connect with your international flight back to the UK.

Note: 7, 10, 11 and 14 night liveaboard durations available on selected departure dates. Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions and vessel location.

A non-refundable deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking. Final balance due 15 weeks prior to departure.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving






Best Time: text here

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.

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