Wakatobi Dive Resort's House Reef

Wakatobi Dive Resort's House Reef
Wakatobi
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Site Review by
 Bill Stohler
Date: 07/16/2014

Reviewer

Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Bill Stohler Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    5.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    4.00
Diving:   20 years Facilities:    5.00
 Dives:   2480 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    1.00

Evaluation

*Average:    4.57
The Wakatobi House Reef is amazing, especially if you're a macro photographer. From the moment one drops, you can find an amazing variety of fish, soft corals, and a great wall! We found pipefish at the beginning of the checkout dive, and I didn't want to leave the 6-foot deep area. Under the dock, there are lots of critters, including some scorpionfish, possibly a sea krait (one of the world's most poisonous snakes), and...the list goes on and on. The vertical wall begins pretty much at the end of the dock, and you have a 'bottomless' drop-off here. But once you're to the wall, the current picks up, taking you for a bit of a ride. Getting back to shore was the tricky part, but once you make it, a porter comes and picks up your tank, leaving you only to carry your BCD and weights (and camera) back to the Long House. Superb diving here. I only made two dives here, and I regret not doing a few more!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    5.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00
   

Seasonal Information

Season:    Winter
Year:    2014
Visibility:    4.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    5.00
 
 


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