Family friendly: the kids will have a whale of a time
We consider Wakatobi to be a family-friendly dive resort. Though dive holidays can be tricky with non-diving children, your child of any age will be cared for and entertained here at Wakatobi so you can fully enjoy the dive vacation of a lifetime.
Comprehensive and caring child-care
For 0-4 year olds: caring and intuitive local nannies
For children ages 0 to 4 years we have caring, intuitive, well trained local ladies who will work to your schedule to maintain a healthy routine for your child.
Prior to your trip you will be consulted about you and your child’s specific needs by our onsite childcare facilitator. Whatever your wish (to take all possible dives, or to dive occasionally and spend more time with your child) we can agree with you a specific childcare plan tailored to your ideal vision of this dive vacation of a lifetime.
For 5-12 year olds: Kids Club
For children aged 5 to 12 years we have the Wakatobi Kids Club (children aged 3 and 4 years can also join Kids Club with their nanny). A variety of fun and educational activities are scheduled, designed to entertain, amaze and educate your child, including:
- Kite making and flying
- Nature hunts
- Giant bubble games
- Coconut tree harvest demonstration
- Palm weaving
- Treasure hunts
Kids Club’s timing is designed to allow you to take any or all of the scheduled boat dives. Snacks are provided in the middle of each session and as the ratio of Kids Club Conductor to child is a maximum of 1:3. Conductors are able to keep your child hydrated and recognize when the group is in need of rest time and indoor activities. Depending on the number of children at the resort during your stay, Kids Club Activities can also be personalised, so if you wanted your child to join the dive boat for a snorkel, or wanted your child to go on a Land Tour, this can be arranged.
Child care outside Kids Club hours
Child care for the age range of 5 to 12 years can also be arranged outside of Kids Club hours. Say you wish to have a romantic dinner for two, or do a night dive, a personalized childcare plan will be created after discussing your needs with the onsite childcare facilitator. Special children’s meals and mealtimes can also be organized.
Diving Wakatobi for Kids
Diving for uncertified children in Wakatobi is limited to Discover Scuba and Bubblemaker introductory dives, by prior arrangement. We do not have a pool large enough to complete full Junior Open Water Dive training. Previously certified junior open water divers, diving with their caregiver(s) and guided by a pre-booked private dive guide are more than welcome to join the three daily scheduled dives from our well appointed dive boats. So for those not-yet junior divers, supervised snorkeling on the magnificent house reef is the next best thing!