The Wakatobi Marine National Park is renowned for its spectacular underwater world and as a magical paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Here at Patuno Resort Wakatobi we are committed to providing our guests with the opportunity to experience Wakatobi diving at it's finest.
Our professionally run Dive Center along with the wide range of Wakatobi dive sites which we visit ensures that even the most experienced divers are delighted with the Wakatobi Diving experience on offer at Patuno Resort Wakatobi.
Divers can enjoy a number of different home reef dives accompanied by a PADI Dive Master guide, and home reef dives can be boat dives or shore dives depending on conditions and diver preferences. However due to occasional strong currents we nearly always dive the home reef from a small speed boat, as opposed to shore diving. Species regularly seen on the home reef include; schooling jack, schooling trevallies, a myriad of colourful fusiliers, reef sharks, and even the occasional passing hammerhead shark.
Patuno Resort Wakatobi also offers a range of diving all around Wangi-Wangi Island, and further afield as far as the Western tip of Kaledupa and aroung Hoga Island, enabling you to explore many more of our favourite Wakatobi dive sites.
At Patuno Resort Wakatobi we do diving a little differently. Rather than coming back to the Resort after every dive, we rest and take surface intervals on one of our comfortable wooden dive boats. Our dive boats are equipped with WC facilities, towels, a fresh water tank for rinsing cameras, refreshments such as tea, coffee, soft drinks, drinking water and a range of snacks. We also often take a packed lunch with us if we are going to be out all day. This approach to Wakatobi diving enables us to take you to sites further afield, and let you enjoy a variety of different marine habitats.
We operate two different dive schedules, for those wanting to do two dives per day only, we leave the Resort at 8am by air-conditioned minibus. We take a short 15 minute bus ride through local villages and meet the boat at Sombu Jetty, from where we set off on our diving trip. After a second dive we return to Sombu Jetty at 1pm and take the short minibus ride back to Patuno Reosrt Wakatobi in time for lunch at 1.30pm.
For those wishing to do 3 dives per day, we follow the same schedule as the 2 dives per day trip, except that we have lunch on the dive boat, or on a little secluded beach, and return to Sombu Jetty in the late afternoon, where our minibus awaits. Depending on the diving day trip destination you may arrive back at the Resort anytime between 4pm and 6pm.
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