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Philippines officially hosts world’s second largest known population of whale sharks

Philippines, March 3, 2019, The Philippines officially hosts the second largest known population of whale sharks in the world according to Wildbook for Whale Sharks, a global online population catalogue used by scientists and the public.

The Philippine population total, which now stands at >1,600 individual whale sharks, was reached through the submission of photo-identification data from dedicated work by LAMAVE, WWF-Philippines and avid and active members of the public. Read more

March 14, 2019 |

8 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About the Great Blue Hole

Legendary researcher Jacques Cousteau made this massive underwater sinkhole famous, but he wasn’t the first to dive its deep blue waters.

As one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonders, Belize’s Great Blue Hole draws hordes of snorkelers and divers every year to marvel at its size and beauty. But there’s more to the underwater sinkhole than meets the eye. Read more

March 3, 2019 |

Wakatobi Resort Goes Solar

01 February 2019

Wakatobi Resort will soon be tied into a solar power station that will supply a substantial portion of the property’s electrical power needs. Wakatobi’s efforts to bring solar power to the region date back more than a dozen years. Read more

March 1, 2019 |

WAKATOBI – Close to Home


Discovering the underwater attractions that lie just off Wakatobi’s beach.

by Steve Miller, Pro Photographer and Wakatobi Guest Experience Consultant

It’s morning, and the dive boats of Wakatobi are just about to head out for the first trip of the day. I’m still on shore at the dive center, halfway through a leak check on my camera housing. But there’s no rush because today, I won’t be catching a boat. The housing passes the leak test, and as soon as I lift it from the freshwater tank, one of the dive center staff appears and immediately takes it from my arms. Smiling, he asks “will you be needing a taxi boat drop off today?” Looking out to where the turquoise waters of the shallows transition to a deep blue, I reply “no, I think we’ll just swim along the jetty to the wall.” Read more

January 18, 2019 |

Forget Tulum and Cancun: It’s All About Baja Now

Source: Breanna Wilson –

If, like me, you’ve hit the threshold for all things Tulum and Cancun, listen up.

Because it’s time to get back to Mexico’s beach town roots. And that means putting the Baja Peninsula on your radar. And more specifically, the southern part of it: Baja Sur.

Read more

December 30, 2018 |

Top of the Reef

At Wakatobi, the shallows aren’t just for off-gassing

Steep walls and dramatic seamounts make for exciting dives, and there are a number of sites in Wakatobi that offer these profiles. But many of these same sites offer something that few other places can. When reefs rise sharply from deep water to within a meter or two of the surface, divers can stretch bottom times beyond the hour mark, and discover the colorful world of the shallows. Read more

August 17, 2018 |
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