What are the 10 best diving sites of Wakatobi ?

by spotmydive

The Wakatobi region is a small paradise nestled deep in Sulawesi. In this immense reserve nearly 600 kilometers of corals, more than 1100 different species of fish and nearly 750 different species of corals. Diving in Wakatobi is often considered an extraordinary experience in one of the best places in the world for underwater photography. In fact, between nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses and tiny shrimps, Wakatobi is the ideal place to search among the corals the tiny but incredible macro life.

What are the most beautiful dive sites in Wakatobi ? What to see when diving in Sulawesi at Wakatobi?

The answer to all these questions in our TOP of the best diving spots of Wakatobi. If you want to dive in Indonesia and especially in Wakatobi, do not hesitate to contact us to get the best deals.


Type : Pinnacle

Difficulty :PADI Open water diver

Roma is a superb pinnacle whose peak is submerged at a depth of 5 meters. The bottom is only 25 meters deep and open water divers will also be able to enjoy this marvelous diving site. In addition, the current is weak and the dive is often considered as easy. Huge lettuce coral of almost 10 square meters in the shape of rose carpet the scuba diving spot. There is many barracudas, turtles, damselflies and large seabreams.

The Zoo

Type :Drop-Off

Difficulty :PADI Open water diver

The Zoo is particularly well-known for snorkeling in Wakatobi. The depth varies between 3 meters and 27 meters and the site has the advantage of generally having no current. It is therefore perfect for learning scuba diving in Indonesia. In term of coral, there is many potato and cabbage corals and we can dive with nudibranch, sea bream, sweet lips, crocodile fish, stone fish, snappers, lion fish but also small shrimps and tiny blennies.

Teluk Maya

Type :Drop-Off

Difficulty :Every diving levels

Superb spot for underwater photography, perfect for macro diving, Teluk Maya allows divers to move between 3 and 30 meters deep. The bottom is sandy and you can dive with blue spotted rays, crocodile fish, dozens of batfish, cardinal fish, garden eels and even Bat Fish. Also a great place for snorkeling.


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Difficulty :Accessible at levels 1 but more interesting for levels 2 and advanced open water.

Superb dive site for wide angle photography, Blade takes its name from the canyons that seems to be cut in the rock by a giant sword. Dive magazines often take their pictures on this exceptional spot. With its truly unique shapes, Blade really stands out. Many small reefs are connected by a multitude of small canyons. The current is generally medium and allows small pleasant drift dives. In term of flora, we can see barrel corals, hard black corals and large gorgonians. In terms of wildlife, there are a multitude of groupers, snappers, jack fish, scorpion fish, sea bream, anthias and scorpion fish in particular but also many small blennies.

Turkey Beach

Type :Drop-off, Drift Dive

Difficulty :From PADI open water level

The Turkey Beach dive site is certainly one of the best known wakatobi dive sites. In fact, when you want to dive without guide at the Wakatobi Resort Luxury Diving Resort the ship drops you off at this dive site. You then drift quietly to join the pontoon and you can even continue diving on the housereef in front of the jetty of the hotel.

The spot takes its name from the fact that locals did not manage to pronounce correctly the word Turtle, and over time, the name has evolved in Turkey. Logic! The spot is known for its turtles that come to lay their eggs during the mating season. The turtles particularly appreciate the site because it is located right next to a large white sand beach which is perfect for laying in peace. Suckers Raymoras often follow the impressive turtles. Perfect for a snorkeling trip just in front of the resort.

Lorenzo’s Delight

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Difficulty :
From PADI open water level

Lorenzo’s Delight is the favorite spot of Lorenzo, who created, with his brother, the Wakatobi Diving Resort. He discovered it while being dragged by a rope at the back of a boat about fifty years ago and Lorenzo directly fell in love with the place. This beautiful spot, which is between 5 and 35 meters deep is completely covered with corals with a multitude of small cavities and overhangs to explore. The current can be medium to strong but you can easily hide from it, taking the time to search the small caves in search of a mini shrimp or a nudibranch. Coral life is extraordinary, probably the richest in the region. You will find nudibranchs, sweepers, soldiers fish, but also tuna, angelfish and groupers.