Diving in Wakatobi How to Get There

Wakatobi is an isolated archipelago in the center of the Coral Triangle in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is home to the second largest Indonesian National Marine Park, which covers 12,500 square kilometers of coral reef protected and pristine, white sandy beaches and remote traditional villages. As such, the Wakatobi is a major target for diving enthusiasts worldwide. It is increasingly popular among recreational divers, underwater photographers, marine biologists, and backpackers.

There are now expressed flights air every day (except Monday) at the airport. Wakatobi visitors can take an early morning flight from Jakarta or Surabaya and Makassar in transit. Makassar you can take a small plane from 32 seats to Wanci by Bau-Bau. Divers should be aware that the baggage allowance on these flights is only 10 kg, while packing lightly and consider hiring your diving equipment to your dive operator in Wakatobi. On arrival at Wanci will undertake the next stage of their journey by boat. Most divers do not spend much time in the Wanci island as the best diving Wakatobi are located around the island and the island Hoga Tomia. From the airport jump into a taxi and go to 'Pelabuhan Spring ". From there you can take a daily public high speed boats in Hoga or Tomia. If you do this, however, you can easily rent a small boat to Hoga Bajo.

Tomia boats usually leave between 9 and 10 hours, so if you plan to visit Tomia is often necessary during the first night Wanci. If you are traveling with a group of 4 divers or more, you can pre-arrange a chartered capture with your dive operator Tomia. It is difficult Tomia charter boats Wanci without an agreement in advance, it is a very long journey and need a bigger boat.

For example, you can take a boat to Pelni Makassar Bau-Bau, or you can travel from Makassar to Bau-Bau with Lion Air or Air Express. Bau-Bau ago a boat Wanci at 21:00 every night. In short, there are many ways to get to Wakatobi, and gateway is Wanci. By far the easiest way is to fly, but the boat during the night of Bau-Bau is also a good alternative, especially if you plan to spend a few days diving in Bau-Bau advance. After arriving in Wanci you can travel by boat from public high speed to reach the top diving destinations in the island Hoga and Tomia island.

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