More than a holiday, an enriching experience

Wakatobi offers many opportunities to broaden your knowledge, be it for personal enrichment on various subjects or to enhance the enjoyment of your diving. From fish behaviour to Indonesian cookery, we are sure to have something that will interest and engage you.

Understand fish behaviour

Learn the nuances of reef life with a fish behavior specialty course. This multimedia program is both entertaining and informative, revealing little known details and facts about marine life behavior that will leave you with a heightened awareness of the underwater world. This is an excellent workshop for all divers, and especially valuable for photographers and videographers

Visit and learn about our turtle hatchery

As part of our extensive conservation efforts we have set up a turtle hatchery in the resort. Hatchlings are nurtured and cared for until they have reached a size that gives them a better chance of survival in the wild. The number of turtles seen on the reefs has seen a welcome increase since we began this initiative.

Savor the flavour with an Indonesian cookery class

Do more than just savor the delicious Indonesian dishes served in the resort’s restaurant. Working with our five-star resort chefs, you can learn the secrets to Sambal Olek, the region’s traditional chili and tomato relish, and watch the preparation of Kare Sari Laut, an Indonesian seafood curry accompanied by sambal fresh from the mortar and pestle.

Image retouching course

Learn the secrets of image retouching with a focus on techniques of value to underwater photographers – compensating for colour balance and particulate effects on your images as well as creative cropping and composition.

Video production course

This course will equip you with the skills to create engaging finished videos with your underwater (and above water) footage. Using industry standard software you will be taken through the process step by step to acquire a thorough understanding of this topic.

Marine wildlife shows

During your stay in Wakatobi, evening wildlife shows will be held giving insights on particular aspects of marine wildlife of relevance to visitors to Wakatobi. Just check the events board in the Longhouse to see what’s scheduled

Learn about local culture

Immerse yourself in the richness of Indonesian culture, customs and local traditions through one of the resort’s Indonesian cultural workshops. Much more than just a lecture, these interactive experiences will introduce you to Bahasa Indonesia, the national language, as well as the beliefs and nuances of the region, and the people who call these islands home.

Learn to dive, or enhance your diving skills

Many who come to Wakatobi to snorkel our magnificent reefs soon wish to delve deeper. Our experienced instructors, who have an average of 3,000 dives, can provide instruction from refreshers and discover scuba experiences to advanced open water, nitrox and specialty courses. Personalized programs are offered for families, and children as young as eight can join the fun with our Bubblemaker program. (Find out more)

Shoot like a pro

Hone your imaging skills or create aprivate photo shoot with the guidance and assistance of a Wakatobi photopro. This half-day program is offered to photographers of all levels, and includes not only private coaching and guided support before, during and after the dive, but also expert advice on photo selection, editing, and a private 90-minute imaging clinic.