Diving in Hoga Island, Wakatobi Tips for Visitors

Hoga Island is a paradise remote divers found the heart of the Wakatobi region of South East Sulawesi, Indonesia. This idyllic island has no roads, a small fishing village of about 30 families, and some bungalows for visiting divers. Long white sandy beaches and spectacular pristine coral reefs make it an ideal place to enjoy some peace and quiet and get away from everything.

If you are planning a diving trip to Hoga Island, Wakatobi, there are some things that are good to know before arrival. To get to Hoga Island you will need to get the first Wanci island. You can then take public boat every day Wanci to Hoga Island.

    The best time of year to visit Hoga is between March and November. Although diving conditions are good throughout this period, the best visibility and calmer waters are April / May and September / October.

    Accommodation in bungalows is available for a person per day, and the prices are including three meals a day, water and drinking hot beverages. Dive operators use generators and solar panels and allows you to charge the cameras and batteries.

    For example, you may need; hygiene items, toothpaste, chocolate, batteries, mozzie repellent and sarongs / sheets to sleep under. During July / August some small shops open local souvenirs.

    Most dive operators Hoga would be culturally sensitive and ask customers to cover and sarongs / tank tops / shorts / t-shirt to wear while walking around the island areas and accommodations. There are 22 dive sites around Hoga Island, all accessible within half an hour by boat. Some preferred dive sites Hoga you should make sure to visit are; North Wall, Coral Gardens, Pinnacle Outer, Inner Pinnacle, Channel, Buoy 1, Langira, chain 1, Pak Kasim e Inner Pinnacle.

    If you can tear yourself away from the spectacular diving underwater Hoga, arrange a friendly visit Sampela Sea Nomad Village.
 
    On land do not forget to look out for; trees full of fire flies light up like phosphorescence in their footprints foot as you walk along the reception area at night, the great lizards, rare coconut crabs, and 'Maleo a relative of the kiwi bird where it is very rare and endemic to Sulawesi.

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