Wakatobi Hoga Diving
A little slice of heaven
Hoga Island, Wakatobi National Park is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle, one of the most bio-diverse regions of the Indo-Pacific region and even of the world. This makes for a unique diving experience where you will see incredibly colourful corals teeming with marine life from large trevallies and schools of barracuda to small but stunning nudibranchs and cleaner shrimps.
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In the middle of the Wakatobi National Park in Sulawesi lives Geertje, a 62-year-old Dutch who has been living on a small paradise island for 22 years, surrounded by beautiful waters and coral reefs. In those 22 years she has done a lot for the local population and she is taken up by a very special group of people, the sea nomads.
Wakatobi Hoga Diving is a budget dive resort in the middle of Wakatobi. The resort is vegan friendly.
Accommodation (including meals) is 450,000Rph / night. Alternatively, you can stay in a homestay in the seagypsy village of Sampela (including meals) for 250,000Rph / night.
The local Hoga dive operation can take you diving. They also can bring you to places further away with their small budget live-aboard. The best conditions are from mid-September to the start of December.
One dive is 500,000Rph including gear rental (350,000Rph without gear).
The National Park fee is 150,000Rph.
No Wifi, but Telksomsel cards are working on the island.
Please note this is a conservative muslim area so it is advised to dress modestly.