Wakatobi

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Waha Coremap

Wakatobi

 

The name Wakatobi is an abbreviation of the names of the four biggest islands in this cluster: Wangi wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. The island group is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, right on the Wallace line, in the waters bordering Flores and the Banda sea. All these geographic factors combine to create the perfect environment to for an abundance of marine fauna and flora.

The islands of Wakatobi are blessed with white sand beaches and pristine waters, whose clear gradations of color mark their changing depths. And these waters are busy with life. According to several studies, the reefs in the area host over 390 hard coral species from 15 families, underpinning an ecosystem that provides protection and food for 590 fish species from 52 families. The park is also home to a large manfrove forest and seagrass meadows.

Wangi wangi is the biggest of all the islands, and is the location is Wanci, a city with a nearby airport which has daily flights to and from Bau Bau and Makassar. Good accommodation is also available here. There are several dive sites around Wanci where divers may encounter turtles in amongst the clouds of fish swimming around in the crystal-clear water.

Kaledupa is less developed than Wangi Wangi with fewer people, and fewer buildings. Kaledupa has a village feel-every house has its own front and back yard. The houses are all built according to traditional architectural principles, and blen nicely with the natural surroundings. There is also an area of lush mangrove forest in Kaledupa, as well as a Bajo tribe  settlement where the people live in floating houses.

The fish-filled waters around Wakatobi offer relaxing dives over a coral-covered seafloor. Here, the sun light penetrates as deep as 40 meters, so the colors of the reef are vibrant even at depth. There are also challenging dives with strong current, on which advanced divers are rewarded with sights such as the schooling barracuda at the approach to the wall at Hoga Channel.

For underwater photographers, the Wakatobi seascape is a great place for wide-angle shots. The pinnacles Ali Reef and Table Coral near Tomia island are home to a large number of foliose corals. The sea floor is covered in hard and soft corals, schooling anthias and staghorn corals full of damsels. Bumphead parrotfish, cuttlefish and turtles all visit these thriving reefs and are regularly encountered by divers.

Above the water, day-to-day life in Wakatobi exudes a sense of peace and the days pass slowly. The local people’s livelihoods are fully interconnected with the patterns of the ocean. In the morning, the harbor is bustling with people unloading goods and fisherman returning from their nighttime excursions. In the evenings, playful children fill the white sand beaches, chasing crabs and shrimps for dinner.

 

Geeting There

Best  Season : April – November

Fly to Wangi Wangi

Airport : Matahora Airport, Wangi Wangi I sland

Route :

Kendari – Wangi Wangi

Makassar – Wangi Wangi

Jakarta – Wangi Wangi

Surabaya – Wangi Wangi

Bau Bau – Wangi Wangi

Boat transfer :

12 hours by ferry from Bau Bau to Wangi Wangi

12+hours by ferry from Kendari to Wangi Wangi

Dive Site name : Waha Coremap (1)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 50m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevallies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels,  Scorpion,  Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Waha Cemara (2)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 40m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope, Mixed

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Pasir

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels,  Scorpion,  Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Sombu (3)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand, Mud

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels,  Scorpion,  Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : –

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Wandoka  Pinnacle (4)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 16m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope, Sand

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels,  Leaf fish, Scorpion,  Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef :  Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : –

Caution : Strong current

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name :Wangi Wangi Jetty (5)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 10m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand, Mud

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Moray eels,  Leaf fish, Scorpion,  Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake,Ray

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Shore

Highlights : Schooling catfish, Overhang, Pier Pilar

Caution : Overhead environment

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Tangki / Tonang Reef (6)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 10m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope, Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion,  Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake,Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Eagle ray

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2   

  

Dive Site name : Kapota Pinnacle (7)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 30m

Maximum depth : 40m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand

Current : Rip

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion,  Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake,Ray, Shark, Turtle

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : 

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Wanci Gate (8)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels,  Eels, Scorpion,  Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake,Ray,

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Kapota Gate (9)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead,  Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake,Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-3

 

Dive Site name : Tanjung Kapota (10)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 30m

Maximum depth : 50m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Steep slope, Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rubble, Sand

Current : Rip

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Shell, Snake,Ray, Turtle

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : –

Caution : 

Recommended for : Experienced divers

Dive Site Classification : 2-4

 

Dive Site name : Bouy (Hoga) (11)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Hardli any current

Marine life : Cardinal, Damselfish, Parrot, Trigger, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling batfish, Spider crab, Decorator crab, Nocturnal cuttlefish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Coral Garden (12)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Hardli any current

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Butterfly, Cardinal, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Flounder, Gobies, Moray eels, Eels, Scorpion,  Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Snake, Ray, Turtle

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef :  Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Tuna, Cuttlefish, Commensal shrimp, Bubble coral shrimp, Hairy aquat lobster, Hawksbill turtlr, Green turtle, Banded sea krait

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Outer Pinnacle (13)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation

Current : Hardli any current

Marine life : Trevalies, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly,  Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Puffer, Moray eels, Leaf fish, Scorpion,  Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Nudibranch, Ray, Turtle

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Barrier

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling chevron barracuda, Great barracuda, Green turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Bargibanti Pygmy seahorse, Denise pygmy seahorse; Underwater pinnacle

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Blade (14)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 27m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation

Current : Hardli any current

Marine life : Fusilier, Butterfly,  Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Box, Gobies, Frogfish, Scorpion,  Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Turtle

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef :  Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Second-longest single reef in the world, Connected pinnacles, Mackerel, Crinoid shrimp, Lobster, Elegant squat lobster, Green turtle, Hawksbill turt;e, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Denise pygmy seahorse; Ornate ghostpipefish, Halimeda pygmy seahorse and frogfish in Halimeda algae

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Magnificia (15)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 27m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 24c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation, Sand

Current : Hardli any current, Long shore

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Gobies, Moray eels, Scorpion,  Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Turtle, Snake

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat , Drift

Highlights : Crocodile needlefish, Cuttlefish, Bubble coral shrimp, Lobster, Green turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Banded sea krait, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Denise pygmy seahorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Fan 38 (16)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Gobies, Scorpion,  Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Turtle, Snake, Shell

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat , Drift

Highlights : Schooling crocodile/needlefish/redtooth triggerfish/pyramid butterflyfish, Tuna, Mackerel, Filefish, Cuttlefish, Bubble coral shrimp, Hairy squat lobster, Lobster, Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle, Banded sea krait, Devil ray, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Denise pygmy seahorse, Ornate ghost pipefish, Halimeda pygmy seahorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Pocket (17)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 16m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 16m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Steep slope, Mixed

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Grouper, Grouper, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Puffer, Gobies, Scorpion,  Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Turtle, Snake,

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat , Drift

Highlights : Mackerel, Bubble coral shrimp

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Tanjung Lintea (18)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 16m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 16m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Long shore

Marine life :  Fusilier, Butterfly, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Puffer, Gobies, Scorpion,  Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Ray, Turtle,

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat , Drift

Highlights : Mackerel, Dartfish, Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle, Eagle ray, Many large barrel sponges

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Trailblazer (19)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 27m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope, Drop off, Flat, Mixed

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand, Vegetation

Current : Long shore

Marine life :  Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Gobies, Scorpion, Blennies,  Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Ray, Turtle, Shark

Coral reef : Bad

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat , Drift

Highlights : Schooling fusilier/snapper, Cuttlefish, Carpet anemone shrimp, Porcelain crab, Hairy squat lobster, Green turtle , Hawksbill turtle, Blacktip reef shark, Spotted eagle ray, Devil ray

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Teluk Maya (20)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 12m

Maximum depth : 18m

Visibility : 16m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life :  Snapper, Barracuda, Cardinal, Batfish, Parrot, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Porcupine, Flounder, Gobies, Eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies,  Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Ray, Turtle, Snake

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling batfish/big-eye barracuda/flute-mouth fish, Great barracuda, Garden eels, Sea moths, Cuttlefish, Spearing mantis shrimp, Carpet anemone shrimp, Porcelain crab, Green turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Banded sea krait, Spotted eagle ray, Frogfish, Pontohi pygmy seahorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 0-1

 

Dive Site name : Malabea (21)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Drop off, Steep slope, Mixed

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Long shore

Marine life :  Fusilier, Butterfly, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Dragonet, Nudibranch, Snake, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Green turtle, Hawksbill turtle, Banded sea krait, Winding walls with several overhangs

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Zoo (22)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 16m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 29c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life :  Snapper, Fusilier, Cardinal, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Gobies, eels, Scorpion, Blennies, Dragonet, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Shell, Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Tuna, Garden Eels, Dartfish, Jawfish, Stonefish, Spearing Manta Shrimp, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Lobster, Saron Shrimp, Hermit crab, Hairy squat lobster, Cuttlefish, Banded sea krait, Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle, Blacktip reef shark, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Robust ghost pipefish, Lobster in lettuce coral, Big potato coral formation

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Conchita (23)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 25m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 25m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Hardly any current, Long shore

Marine life :  Trevalies, Fusilier, Butterfly, Cardinal, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Batfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Puffer, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Snake, Turtle, Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Schooling batfish; Giant Trevalies, Golde Trevalies, Pyramid Butterflyfish, Humphead Bannerfish, Cuttlefish, Peacock Mantis Shrimp, Banded sea krait, Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle, Blacktip reef shark, Eagle ray, Black-blochead stingray, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Halimeda ghost pipefish, Winged pipefish, Whitetip Shark

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-3

 

Dive Site name : Turkey Beach (24)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand, Rubble

Current : Long shore

Marine life :  Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Trigger, Box, Gobies,  Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Flatworm, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Jawfish, Cuttlefish, Lobster, Green turtle, Hawksbill turtle

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Tanjung Patok (25)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 20m

Maximum depth : 30m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation

Current : Long shore

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Box, Gobies,  Frogfish, Leaf fish, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Flatworm, Turtle, Ray, Shell, Snake, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Tuna, Bumphead parrotfish, Stonefish, Mantis shrimp, Squat lobster,Bubble coral shrimp, Crinoid Shrimp, Blue-ringed octopus (occasionally), Pipefish, Seahorse, Robust ghost pipefish, Frogfish, Denise and Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Halimeda pygmy seahorse, Big cavern (opening at 18m to 27m)

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Dunia Baru (26)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 12m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 15m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Sweetlips, Cardinal, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Trigger, Box, Gobies, Eels, Flathead, Blennies, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Flatworm, Shell, Snake

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling two-spot snapper, Tuna, Garden eels, Ribbon eels, Cuttlefish, Spearing mantis shrimp, Mandarinfish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Table Coral City (27)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Slope, Mixed

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Butterfly, Grouper, Damselfish, Anthias, Parrot, Trigger, Moray eels, Scorpion, Flathead, Blennies, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Flatworm, Snake, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling midnight snapper/trevalies, Scorpionfish, Leaf fish, Spotted eagle ray, Giant trevalies, Schooling barracuda (occasionally), Huge lettuce coral formation

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Teluk Waitii (28)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 27m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 26c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Steep slope

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevalies, Fusilier, Barracuda, Butterfly, Angel, Grouper, Damselfish, Wrasse, Parrot, Surgeon, Frogfish, Scorpion, Blennies, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Flatworm, Snake, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat

Highlights : Schooling fusilier/barracuda, Redtooth triggerfish, Lionfish, Lizardfish, Stonefish, Decorator crab, Hermit crab, Boxer shrimp, Saron shrimp, Carpet anemone shrimp, Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle, Banded sea krait, Devil ray, Bargibanti pygmy seahorse, Denise pygmy seahorse, Ornate/Robust ghost pipefish

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Kollo Soha (29)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 15m

Maximum depth : 20m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Drop off

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Sand, Vegetation, Rubble

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Damselfish, Parrot, Trigger, Gobies, Scorpion,  Flathead, Blennies, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, , Flatworm, Shell, Turtle, Ray

Coral reef : Average

Type of reef : Fringing

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Denise and Bargibanti pygmy seahose, Halimeda pygmy seahorse, Halimeda ghost Pipefish in Halimeda algae, Rumengani pipehorse

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

Dive Site name : Roma (30)

Area : Wakatobi

Average depth : 18m

Maximum depth : 25m

Visibility : 20m

Min temperature : 27c

Max temperature : 30c

Bottom contour : Slope, Steep slope, Flat

Bottom composition : Coral reef, Rock, Vegetation

Current : Hardly any current

Marine life : Jack, Trevalies, Snapper, Fusilier, Barracuda, Sweetlips, Butterfly, Damselfish, Anthias, Wrasse, Parrot , Surgeon, Trigger, Gobies, Eels, Scopion, Octopus, Shrimp, Crab, Nudibranch, Flatworm, Snake, Turtle,Ray, Shark

Coral reef : Good

Type of reef : Submerged

Type of diving : Boat, Drift

Highlights : Schooling midnights snapper, Lionfish, Eagle ray, Winged pipefish, Jorunna funebris nudibranch; Hairy octopus, Large Colosseum-like formation of potato coral

Caution : 

Recommended for : All divers

Dive Site Classification : 1-2

 

 


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