Monday, July 15, 2024

New Wakatobi Resort ‘House Reef’ Book Now Available


A new book highlighting and exploring the delights of Wakatobi Resort’s House Reef is now available.

The book is the work of Pam Osborne, who devoted more than 1,000 hours of freediving photographs to create the book.

Part of an award-winning photography team, Pam’s husband, Wayne Osborne, is an experienced hand at Wakatobi, with over 400 dives on the reef. The new appropriately named book “Wakatobi’s House Reef” takes the reader through her camera lens and into the beauty of this stunning reef.

The book is dedicated to the Wakatobi Resort staff with Osborne opening the book with the following dedication:

“They embody the spirit of marine conservation and truly make a difference. I am grateful for the indulgence of the whole team at Wakatobi in supporting my 1000+ hours freediving the house reef. I would like to especially thank Hwee Keng [Maeder] for her friendship and everlasting sense of humour. She makes it a true delight to visit Wakatobi…Wakatobi’s commitment to the health of the ecosystem and the well-being of the surrounding community is impressive…It’s wonderful to see the very positive impact the resort has for the local economy and marine environment. As a visitor, you feel your money has contributed to the region’s sustainability.”

You can download your copy of the book here.

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for