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A Virtual Visit – Experience Wakatobi Like Never Before

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Aerial of Wakatobi Dive Resort Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could be transported to the beach at Wakatobi right now? Unfortunately, the teleporter hasn’t been invented yet, but digital imaging technology has given us the next best thing. When you log on to a new feature on Wakatobi’s website you’ll experience a bird’s eye […]

Blue O Two Provides Update On Shipboard Electrical Fire


Liveaboard dive operator blue o two has provided an update on the electrical fire suffered on board one of its Red Sea ships: On Monday 28th July 2014, one of blue o two’s Red Sea fleet vessels, M/Y blue Melody, suffered an on board electrical fire. The electrical fire was contained to the engine room […]

U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Diver In Bahamas


After 64 hours of looking, the U.S. Coast Guard last Wednesday suspended its search for a man who went missing during a shark dive off the coast of the Bahamas earlier in the week. Sixty-four-year-old John E. Petty from Longview, Texas, went shark diving last Sunday night near West End, Bahamas with eight others but […]

Blue O Two To Conduct Liveaboard Galapagos Dive Trips In 2015


With the Galapagos Islands growing in popularity as a top dive destination, liveaboard dive operator blue o two have announced they will begin offering new trips to the islands next year aboard the M/V Galapagos Master in collaboration with Worldwide Dive and Sail: As a UNESCO World Heritage site, an Ecuadorian National Park, and a […]

Maldives: ‘High Season’ In The Equatorial Far South


Planning on diving in the Maldives this Summer? Head to the Maldives in the equatorial far south! The South West monsoon, which brings a wetter weather system to the Maldives from May to November, is moderated by the equatorial currents in the far south of the Maldives — so this is a perfect time to […]

Wakatobi Resort Plays Surrogate Parent To Sea Turtles

The primary caretaker for the turtle nursery is Sayafrin (above holding a baby green turtle). Sayafrin started out as a Wakatobi dive assistant 7 years ago and is now one of the resort's supply managers.  
Photo by Didi Lotze

When Mother Nature needs a bit of help, Wakatobi‘s caring staff play surrogate parent to tiny sea turtles. Sea Turtles can live to be 100 years old, but most don’t survive their first few days. In the wild, the tiny hatchlings typically encounter a gauntlet of predators as they hatch and make their way from […]

Beyond the Bathtub – Sponges

02-Shallow water sponges_photo by Warren Baverstock

Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories; they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Barrel sponge with Glass fish | Photo: Steve Rosenberg Ever think about all the sponges we use to bathe our children, wash dishes or clean the car? Today a majority of these sponges are made through a synthetic process, but there […]