Diving: Wakatobi (Onemobaa) Island
Located in a hidden corner of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia you can either arrive at Wakatobi (locally called Onemobaa) by private plane (three-hours) or boat (three days). As part of the Tukang Besi Archipelago it is one of four islands surrounded by protective coral reefs and is home to the Wakatobi Eco Resort.
"It is surrounded by some of the best diving on the planet," says Steve Weaver of Weaver's Dive and Travel Center. "In my thirty-years leading trips I have rarely encountered the density of perfect coral reefs, huge underwater gardens, big walls, and sea life in the surrounding waters."
With bungalows directly on the beach, the resort is the only commercial development in the islands. Over forty dive sites are spread amongst the atolls and islands so you will be trekking somewhere new each day.