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Dive the world’s most pristine reefs at Wakatobi from land or liveaboard, whilst at the same time participating in the protection of the area's tremendously rich marine heritage.

Wakatobi Dive Resort is located on the beautiful tropical island of Onemobaa in the remote and peaceful Tukang Besi Archipelago in southeast Sulawesi. The luxurious Pelagian liveaboard is owned and operated by the resort and explores the Wakatobi islands, with up to four dives per day to explore the pristine reefs and amazing topography of the wider region.

Guests can spend their time entirely in resort, embark solely on a seven night liveaboard or enjoy a combination of both as in the trip idea below.

Both the resort and liveaboard operate to a set schedule throughout the year. Single travellers may be able to share a room, avoiding single supplements.

Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK

  2. Day 2: Arrive Bali for overnight stay

    On arrival, you will be met be a representative of Wakatobi Dive Resort, who will greet you and talk you through the arrangements for your onward flight tomorrow morning.

    Transfer to your accommodation for an overnight stay.

  3. Days 3-9 : Fly to Wakatobi and board Pelagian for 7 night adventure

    Widely regarded for many years as the premier dive yacht in the region, the Pelagian has earned an unparalleled reputation for quality operations and unique itineraries, with credits including numerous documentaries, features and television productions worldwide. With the most pristine reefs and beautiful corals found in this area, the Pelagian uses Wakatobi Dive Resort as a base from which to visit remote sites not accessible from the resort, all located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

  4. Days 10-13 : Return to Wakatobi and spend 4 nights in resort

    Constructed by local artisans using traditional methods, the Wakatobi Dive Resort embraces sound eco-tourism principles whilst offering modern comforts and top quality diving. Wakatobi is often described as a liveaboard with a built-in beach! - and several dozen easily accessible dive sites offer incredible marine diversity; from miles of pristine, breathtaking drop-offs, walls and slopes to ridges, caverns, caves and seamounts.

  5. Day 14: Fly back to Bali and depart for home

  6. Day 15: Arrive UK

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 days from £5,195 pp
  • Single supplement: From £80
  • When to go: Jan-Dec: There are set departure dates. Please enquire for details.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Flights from the UK
    • Transfers & Wakatobi charter flights
    • 1 night accommodation Bali
    • 7 nights Pelagian liveaboard (FB)
    • 4 nights Wakatobi Dive Resort (FB)
    • Up to 4 dives per day on Pelagian (5 days)
    • 3 boat dives & UL shore at resort (2 days)
    • Tanks and weights
Featured locations:


Often overlooked as a dive destination, Bali offers exceptional diving, from superb macro life to exciting drift dives and encounters with mantas. The wreck of the USS Liberty at Tulamben is the island’s signature dive, while the elusive mola mola are seen seasonally.

  • Ideal for viewing: mola mola, reef manta ray, pygmy seahorse, ornate ghost pipefish, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Family diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Shore diving, Underwater photography


Located in southeast Sulawesi, the Wakatobi islands are in Tukang Besi Archipelago and can be dived from resort and liveaboard. Uniquely, there are fringing and barrier reefs as well as atolls, ensuring incredible variety and fantastic diving, with large numbers of cetaceans.

  • Ideal for viewing: pygmy seahorse, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Singles diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving, Shore diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.


Accommodating just ten guests, this boutique yacht is based at Wakatobi and can be easily combined with a stay at the resort. The region offers pristine reefs, muck diving, steep walls, caves and drift diving.

Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Wakatobi Dive Resort

Located in southeast Sulawesi, this luxury eco-friendly diving resort offers all the creature comforts of the modern world in a secluded, unspoiled setting. A true tropical island hideaway.