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Wakatobi Workshop Week - 2015

Join Xray-Mag on a trip of a lifetime to Wakatobi Dive Resort in Indonesia.
Wakatobi Villa -
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This is going to be one epic holiday! Known as the greatest dive resort on Earth, Wakatobi offers what is arguably the most pristine coral reefs found anywhere on the blue planet. This coupled with unparalleled service and easy access makes this one special destination.

Unlike other remote dive areas Wakatobi is comfortably reached by direct charter flight from Denpasar, Bali to the resort's own airstrip. No need to worry about whether your gear is going to make it onboard a domestic flight to some far away airport. This is luxury all the way.

With more than three staff members for every guest at the resort your every need will be catered to before you even knew you had it.

Dates at Wakatobi are January 9th – January 19th 2015.

On the way to the resort we need to overnight on Bali at least one night but you may wish to arrive a few days earlier and spend a few days on Bali as there's so much to do on this magical and very beautiful island, filled with what may be the most gentle and gracious people in the world.

Travel from the USA latest by the 6th of January and Europe latest by the 7th of January (for a – latest - 8th January arrival in Bali). Return on the 19th at 5.30PM or later!

Resort stay 10 nights with 9 days of diving and charter flight (January 9-19 2015)
Palm Bungalow: USD 5,192
Ocean Bungalow: USD 5,762
1 BR Villa: USD 7,852 (with private dive guide and butler)
2 BR Villa: USD 10,132 (with private dive guide and butler)

In addition to the above you need flights to DPS, Denpasar, Bali (approx. USD 1.5k for an economy return ticket) as well as your overnight there (USD 200). We are happy to provide further information on the Bali stopover upon request.

For a better idea of the rooms at Wakatobi:

Also, have a look at this brand new not-yet-made-public virtual tour of Wakatobi…

Wakatobi Resort 360 NEW 2014 Virtual Tours

This is what's included and optional at Wakatobi:

- Meet and greet at Bali's international airport when you arrive
- Curbside check in (at DPS) to Wakatobi's air charter
- Std luggage allowance on charter flight, VIP lounge on departure
- Comfortable accommodations in your choice of room
- Delicious and varied meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- 24hrs coffee / tea / hot chocolate / drinking water
- Daily turndown service - Romantic private dinner on secluded beach
- Warm towels, hot drinks / water and snacks on boat dives
- Complimentary in-room Internet access
- Aromatherapy bath products in all rooms
- Three 70 minutes boat dives daily AND unlimited shore diving
- Dive and photo gear porter service on boats and shore dives
- Guided village visit on penultimate day
- Significant contribution to Wakatobi's award-winning conservation program

- Spa treatments
- Nitrox fills, (O2), (He) and rebreather absorbent
- Sodas, Beers, Wines, Cocktails, Cigars
- A la carte meal items / snacks
- Laundry service
- FLUO Diving / FLUO Snorkeling
- Private Dive Experience Manager (included with Villas)
- Full scuba gear rental package
- Specialty and advanced scuba certification courses
- “Best Friend in Town” VIP service for your Bali stopover

The main attraction at Wakatobi is of course the world-renowned diving. Additionally you can also enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, cave explorations, stand up paddle boarding, kite boarding, wake boarding, yoga, wonderful spa treatments, tours to local villages as well as romantic dinners on the beach for just you and yours. Wakatobi has facilities to make a stay very comfortable for travelers of all ages. The resort is one of the most remote on Earth and as such there are no other development outside of the resort itself. No restaurants, no hotels, no shopping..nothing except some basic local villages. That said the resort's own restaurant is truly spectacular offering a very wife range of dining options. You could travel here just for the dining! There is also a very nice boutique at the resort where you can buy clothing items and necessities.

Wakatobi is a great place even if you (or your spouse) do not dive. The snorkeling is out of this world and they have dedicated snorkeling guides and as a snorkeler you can join the dive boats throughout the day (so that non-divers are not left on land alone all day). There are comfortable facilities on the boats with drinks, snacks, tiled toilets with showers etc.

Here is a video showing the reefs found at Wakatobi :

And, not to forget…have a look at what guests have to say about Wakatobi Dive Resort, either on their own site: (scroll down and notice that there are THOUSANDS or actual guest quotes)

Or, at TRIP ADVISOR where independent reviews of the resort are glowing: