Wakatobi! The word sounds like you might be calling out an cry of emotion in a foreign language. But really Wakatobi is something absolutely spectacular: a diving treasure, in fact. Considered to be three things in all actuality, Wakatobi (pronounced Wa-kah-toe-bee) is foremost an amazing confluence of four main islands in Indonesia:Wangiwangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. This foursome archipelago makes up the word “Wa-ka-to-bi”. A second description to the name has to do with pure luxury. Attached to the Wakatobi name is the swanky, purely plush, all inclusive Wakatobi Dive Resort. One of the very few places to stay in…

You can’t get any richer than Raja Ampat. At least that is what many scientists believe when it comes to marine life. Out of all of the various regions of underwater splendor, Raja Ampat, according to scientists, is the most diverse oceanic ecosystem on the planet. That’s saying something, considering all of the magical places around the globe. The varying examples of underwater life in Raja Ampat leave visitors spellbound. A biodiversity that is considered to be almost as if from a different galaxy all together, the creatures and critters that live under the sea in the area of Raja…

Floating by you is a Juvenile Batfish, gliding through the water as a dry land bat flies through the air. To your left you see what at first looks like a mere dried leaf floating in the water, but looking closer you realize that it is a brown cockatoo waspfish. A little farther down the current you see to your right a sprinkling of frogfish waiting patiently while the sea moves by with the tidal flows.   This isn’t a dream that is being described. No, this is just a little sampling of the magnificent underwater world that can be…