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Patuno Resort Wakatobi



PATUNO RESORT WAKATOBI



Patuno Resort Wakatobi - Wakatobi, Northeast Sulawesi, Indonesia


Whether you are looking for a busy activities packed holiday, or a quite place to kick back and relax, Patuno Resort Wakatobi is the perfect choice. Our high standard accommodation along with the natural beauty of the Wakatobi makes for the perfect destination; be it for a Wakatobi diving holiday, a Wakatobi weekender, a romantic Wakatobi honeymoon, a Wakatobi wedding, a Wakatobi business conference, or a Wakatobi reunion with old friends.

Getting to the Wakatobi has never been easier. Patuno Resort Wakatobi is the Wakatobi’s most accessible Resort, situated only a 10 minute drive from the Matahora Airport in Wangi-Wangi. The Wakatobi National Marine Park encompasses over 12 thousand hectares of protected marine park and is made up of four main islands; WAngi-Wangi, KAledupa, TOmia and BInongko.



At Patuno Resort Wakatobi we are committed to the environment, and we are continually striving to improve our environmental policies. We invite all guests to help us in this effort by recycling plastic bottles and other recyclables such as aluminum cans and bottles, being conscious of energy consumption by turning off lights and air conditioning units when leaving your room, and by reusing towels when it is not an inconvenience to do so.



We are in the process of designing and cultivating a large organic fruit and vegetable garden close to the resort in the hope that we will be able to supply our Wakatobi Resort kitchens with the majority of the fruits and vegetables needed in the near future. We are excited by this prospect as not only will we be providing guests with meals made up of freshly picked ingredients, but also our carbon footprint will be reduced as it will no longer be necessary to import vegetables by boat and plane from nearby islands. We would also like to invite guests to contribute with feedback and suggestions on how we can become even more environmentally aware.


Patuno Resort Wakatobi - Wangi-wangi Island, Wakatobi, Northeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.




THINGS TO DO IN PATUNO RESORT WAKATOBI



Diving

Of course Scuba Diving is one of the main activities offered at Patuno Resort Wakatobi, as the Wakatobi Marine National park is most famous for it's underwater paradise. Our professional Wakatobi Dive Centre offers a range of PADI dive courses and Wakatobi diving day trips. If your a qualified diver we are sure you will enjoy our range of Wakatobi diving day trips and if you haven't yet tried scuba diving then here is your chance, just get in touch and sign yourself up for a Discover Scuba Diving Session or a Scuba Diver Course.




Snorkeling

For non-dives (and divers!) snorkeling on our home reef offers a great way to relax and enjoy the colourful and vibrant Wakatobi coral reefs. We offer guided snorkeling trips, by boat or directly from the beach. Rest assured that our knowledgeable guides will look after you, take you to the best Wakatobi snorkeling spots, and point out all sorts of interesting fish and invertebrate species. For the more intrepid among you, feel free to step out of your bungalow onto the beach and take a short swim out to the reef. We just ask that you remember to go in pairs and that you check in with the dive centre staff to let us know your plans, and also so that they can fill you in on any local information regarding possible currents and conditions.


Wakatobi Whale & Dolphin Watching Trips

Join us for a Wakatobi whale & dolphin watching trip. This offers a great chance to see dolphins, pilot whales and sometimes larger whales such as sperm whales and grey whales, in their natural environment. Our knowledgeable guides can regularly find these beautiful species, and you will find that the playful nature of the dolphins and pilot whales means that they often follow our boats ducking and diving in the waves and surf. They often come so close enabling us to hear their high pitched clicking and squeaking, and enabling us to see the details and expressions on their intelligent faces. This trip is a must for all animal lovers! Trips generally take 2-4 hours and prices include snacks and soft drinks.




Jet Skiing

Patuno Resort Wakatobi has 2 jet ski's available for guests to hire. Partake in some Wakatobi watersports and join our experienced guides for an exhilarating ride. You can even have a go at driving one yourself ! Jet Skis are hired out for 20 minute intervals and prices are on a per person basis (min 2 people). Prices include guides and the compulsory use of life jackets. For safety reasons we have designated jet ski areas and we request that guests strictly adhere to these rules at all times.




Banana Boat Rides

Bounce along the top of the Wakatobi Waves sitting astride our banana boat (up to 6 riders). Don a lifejacket, hold on tight, and be prepared to fall in! This sure is good fun for all the family, adventurous couples, or groups of friends. It is sure to make you laugh out loud if not scream with glee! Banana boat rides are also calculated on a per person basis per 20 minutes (min 2 people).




Towed Tubing

Lie on your belly aboard a disk shaped tube and hold on tightly as our motor boat tows you skimming across the waves. The motor boat will make sharp turns and your task is to try not to fall in - although it is always more fun if you do! Life jackets are compulsory as you are bound to fall in so be prepared to get very wet!


Rubber Dingy Hire

If you prefer to take things more slowly then hire a rubber dingy and quietly row your way around the bay. Early mornings and late afternoons are the perfect time for this and if you're feeling romantic you can order a packed lunch from our restaurant and take your sweetheart off for some quiet time and discover a secluded beach up the coast from the resort. Alternatively if you're looking for some exercise a spell of vigorous rowing is a great way to work up a sweat, and an appetite for breakfast !


Traditional Style Sailing in Dugout Canoes

Join one of our local guides and learn how to sail a small dug out canoe with a bamboo mast and a plastic sail. A great pastime on days when there is a strong breeze to whip up your sails and carry you across the bay. Learn the fine art of catching the breeze without capsizing the canoe, and also how to steer using just a paddle. Be prepared for relentlessly bailing out water with a scoop, as these local canoes are known for being quite leaky! Great fun and ideal for 2-3 people at a time.
Traditional weaving and sarong making - WakatobiWakatobi Traditional Dancing.




Bicycle Rental

We have 5 bikes for hiring out to our more adventurous guests. There are some great mountain biking trails around the Wangi-Wangi island and it is a great way to get out and about and to see the Wakatobi countryside and to observe the way that the local Wakatobi farmers and fishermen work and live.


Cultural Village Tours

We offer a couple of different cultural village tours and half day trips. The range of activities included in cultural trips are; visit a traditional market, visit a historic fort, visit a Bajo sea nomad village on stilts and see how these amazing people have survived living literally on and in the water for centuries. Also visit a seaweed farming village and learn how these people make a living by farming seaweed, visit old ladies who weave the traditional Wakatobi material which is used by local communities for all number of garments, and also visit a holy spring which locals believe to bring youthfulness, beauty and good luck to all who wash their faces with the holy water.




Traditional Dance Ceremony

If you are interested in watching traditional music and dances we can arrange cultural evenings at the resort or afternoon trips out to a village (Min 8 people). Colourfully dressed dancers along with their accompanying band or drummers and musicians offer interesting entertainment and guests are often invited to learn the steps and join in the dancing. This is a great way to become familiar with Wakatobi culture.




Campfire & Beach BBQ

For small groups of guests (min 8 people) we can organize campfire and BBQ evenings on the beach. If this is something you are interested in please let us know. Become even more environmentally aware.



ROOM RATES

ROOM TYPE RATE / NIGHTS
(USD)
Standard Room 72.00
Deluxe Room 108.00
Executive Suite 216.00
Extra bed
36.00











All rates include :
  • FREE Airport transfers
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Buffet Breakfast for 2 people
  • Free Wifi in Restaurant & lobby areas
  • 15% Tax & Service Charge


ROOM FACILITIES

Standard :
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom with hot water shower
  • Sea-facing balcony shared with neighboring room
  • 17" TV with 16 national & international channels
  • Minibar Fridge
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Room sandals


Deluxe :
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom with hot water shower
  • Private sea-facing balcony
  • 24" TV with 16 national & international channels
  • Minibar Fridge
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Room sandals
  • In room tea & coffee making facilities


Executive Suite :
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite Bathroom with hot water shower
  • Large Bathtub
  • Large Private sea-facing balcony with loungers
  • Beach Longers and umbarella
  • 29" TV with 16 national & international channels
  • Minibar Fridge
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Room sandals & beach sandals
  • Bathrobe
  • In room tea & coffee making facilities
  • No close neighbours (stand alone bungalow)



HOLIDAY PACKAGES


Patuno Resort Wakatobi offers a range of Wakatobi Holiday Packages aimed at meeting the needs of the non-divers out there. These packages are designed to introduce you to the Wakatobi culture and environment, and to give you time to relax and enjoy the Patuno Resort Wakatobi surroundings.

These Wakatobi Holiday Packages offer a varied mix of activities to suit your needs, ranging from snorkeling, cultural tours, water sports, dolphin and whale watching trips, day trips out to other islands, beach picnics and discover scuba diving sessions for those wishing to give scuba diving a go.



All Wakatobi Holiday Packages include :

  • Accommodation in Standard Room (twin/double share basis)
  • 3 meals per day
  • Airport Transfers
  • Range of tours & activities (see itinerary)
  • Snacks & soft drinks when on planned tours
  • 15% local government tax & service charge


Exclusions :

  • Minibar, Bar & additional Restaurant Bills
  • Laundry Service
  • Any additional activities not included in package itinerary


If there are any activities that you do not wish to take part in, please let us know and we can adjust the package itinerary and price accordingly in order to meet your needs and preferences.

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION

ITINERARY

Price per person (USD)
(Min 2 pax)
Price per person (USD)
(Min 4 pax)
2 Nights /
3 Days
DAY 1:
11.30 Arrive & Transfer to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Cultural Tour (incl. old fort, traditional market, Bajo sea-nomad village, seaweed farming village, & traditional home industry weaving)
18.00 Return to Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 2:
07.30 Breakfast
08.30 Snorkeling trip to Waha
12.00 Picnic Lunch Waha
13.00 Discover Scuba Diving Session
15.00 Return to Resort
15.30 Water sports (Jetski & Banana boat)
16.30 Afternoon walk to sacred spring.
19.00 Dinner

DAY 3:
08.00 Breakfast
09.30 Check out & transfer to airport
320.00
320.00
3 Nights /
4 Days
DAY 1:
11.30 Arrive & Transfer to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Cultural Tour (incl. old fort, traditional market, Bajo sea nomad village, seaweed farming village, & traditional home industry weaving)
18.00 Return to Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 2:
07.30 Breakfast
08.30 Snorkeling Trip to Waha
12.00 Picnic Lunch Waha
13.00 Discover Scuba Diving Session
15.00 Return to Resort
15.30 Water sports (Jetski & Banana Boat)
16.30 Afternoon walk to sacred spring
19.00 Dinner

DAY 3:
07.00 Breakfast
08.00 Depart Hoga Island Day Trip
(incl. snorkeling & picnic lunch on Hoga Beach)
17.00 Return to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
19.00 Dinner

DAY 4:
08.00 Breakfast
09.30 Check out & transfer to airport
640.00 513.00
4 Nights /
5 Days
DAY 1:
11.30 Arrive & Transfer to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Cultural Tour (incl. old fort, traditional market, Bajo sea nomad village, seaweed farming village, & traditional home industry weaving)
18.00 Return to the Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 2:
07.30 Breakfast
08.30 Snorkeling Trip to Waha
12.00 Picnic lunch Waha Beach
13.00 Discover Scuba Diving Session
15.00 Return to Resort
15.30 Water sports (Jet Ski & Banana Boat)
16.30 Afternoon walk to Sacred Spring
19.00 Dinner

DAY 3:
07.00 Breakfast
08.00 Depart on Hoga Island Day Trip
(incl. snorkeling & picnic on Hoga Beach)
17.00 Return to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
19.00 Dinner

DAY 4:
07.00 Breakfast
08.00 Dolphin Watching Trip & Glass Bottomed Boat
12.30 Lunch at Resort
14.00 Snorkeling on home reef near Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 5:
07.00 Breakfast
09.30 Check out & Transfer to airport
881.00 676.00
5 Nights /
6 Days
DAY 1:
11.30 Arrive & Transfer to Patuno Resort Wakatobi
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Cultural Tour (incl. Old Fort, Traditional Market, Bajo sea nomad village, seaweed farming village, & traditional home industry weaving)
18.00 Return to Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 2:
07.30 Breakfast
08.30 Snorkeling Trip to Waha
12.00 Picnic Lunch Waha Beach
13.00 Discover Scuba Diving Session
15.00 Return to Resort
15.30 Water sports (Jet Ski & Banana Boat)
16.30 Afternoon walk to sacred springs
16.00 Dinner

DAY 3:
07.00 Breakfast
08.00 Depart on Hoga Island Day Trip (incl. Snorkeling & Picnic Lunch on Hoga Beach)
17.00 Return to Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 4:
07.00 Breakfast
08.00 Dolphin Watching Trip & Glass Bottomed Boat
12.30 Lunch at the Resort
14.00 Snorkeling on home reef near Resort
19.00 Dinner

DAY 5:
08.00 Breakfast
09.00 Depart on Kapota Island Cultural & Snorkeling Day Trip
12.30 Picnic Lunch on Kapota Island
16.00 Return to Resort
FREE TIME
19.00 Dinner

DAY 6:
08.00 Breakfast
09.30 Check out & Transfer to airport
1.138.00
863.00


Surcharges

Surcharge Price /Person/Night
(USD)
Upgrade Standard to Deluxe (Double Occ.) 18.00
Upgrade Standard to Executive Suite (Double Occ.) 72.00


Single Occupancy Standard Room 36.00
Single Occupancy Deluxe Room 72.00
Single Occupancy Executive Suite 180.00
   
Dive Equipment Rental - full set
(BCD,Reg,Wetsuit,Mask,Fins&Booties)
25.00
Torch & battries rental for Night Dive 7.00
Underwater Camera (Limited Availability) 50.00
Dive Computer (Limited Availability) 30


Additional Daytime Dive 45.00
Additional Night Dive 50.00



Extra Nights Full-Board (No activities)

Accommodation Type Price / Person / Night
(USD)
Standard Double Share 80.00
Deluxe Double Share 98.00
Executive Suite Double Share 152.00


Standard Single Occupancy 116.00
Deluxe Single Occupancy 152.00
Executive Suite Single Occupancy 260.00


Prices Valid from 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

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DIVING PACKAGES

We offer a range of Wakatobi diving packages for certified divers. You can choose from 2 dives per day packages or 3 dives per day packages.

All package prices include :

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Boat Diving & PADI Dive Guide
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Snacks, drinking water, tea & coffee, & soft drinks on diving day trips
  • Airport Transfers to & from Wangi-Wangi airport
  • 15% local tax & Service Charge

Exclusions :
  • Minibar, Bar & additional Restaurant Bills
  • Laundry Service
  • Dive Equipment Rental
  • Land-tours & other activities






All prices are quoted in US Dollars and are per person.


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Rates Valid 01 Jan 2012 - 31 December 2012


Wakatobi Diving Packages:

Nights Standard Double Share:
2 Dives per Day*
(USD)
Standard Double Share:
3 Dives per Day*
(USD)
Standard Double Share:
Non-Diver Price
(USD)
2 Nights
324.00
381.00
224.00
3 Nights
525.00
640.00
353.00
4 Nights
726.00
900.00
483.00
5 Nights
928.00
1.158.00
611.00
6 Nights
1.129.00
1.416.00
741.00
7 Nights
1.330.00
1.675.00
870.00
8 Nights
1.531.00
1.934.00
1.000.00
9 Nights
1.733.00
2.193.00
1.129.00
10 Nights
1.934.00
2.451.00
1.259.00
11 Nights
2.135.00
2.710.00
1.388.00
12 Nights
2.336.00
2.969.00
1.518.00
13 Nights
2.538.00
3.228.00
1.646.00
14 Nights
2.739.00
3.486.00
1.776.00
* All Dive Packages include only 1 dive on day of arrival


Surcharges

Surcharges Price: USD/person/day
Upgrade Standard to Deluxe (Double Occ.) 18.00
Upgrage Standard to Executive Suite (Double Occ.) 72.00


Standard Single Occupancy 36.00
Deluxe Single Occupancy 72.00
Executive Suite Single Occupancy 180.00


Dive Equipment Rental - full set (BCD, Reg, Wetsuit, Mask, Fins & Booties) 25.00
Torch & battries rental for Night Dive 7.00
Underwater Camera (Limited Availability) 50.00
Dive Computer (Limited Availability) 30.00


Additional Daytime Dive 40.00
Additional Night Dive 50.00


Extra Nights Stay Non-Diving

Extra Night Full Board Price: USD/person/night
Standard Double Share 80.00
Deluxe Double Share 98.00
Executive Suite Double Share 152.00


Standard Single Occupancy 116.00
Deluxe Single Occupancy 152.00
Executive Suite Single Occupancy 260.00




MEETING PACKAGES

At Patuno Resort Wakatobi we can accommodate large groups wishing to hold meetings or conferences, training days, team building workshops and more. We can also accomodate small executive meetings (up to 20 pax) in our executve lounge complete with a large sea facing balcony and relaxing sofa area.




Rates Valid 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2012

Full Board Wakatobi Meeting Packages

Full board meeting packages include Free airport transfers from Wakatobi airport, accommodation at Patuno Resort Wakatobi, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 2 coffee breaks, & meeting facilities.

Meeting facilities include: large spacious air-conditioned meeting rooms, in-focus projector, projector screens, wireless microphone sound system, stage and podium, printing and photocopy facilities (Rp 500/page).

Choice of room set-up include; U-Shape, Theater Style, Classroom Style, and Board Meeting Style.


Full Board Rates :

Standard Room on a twin occupancy basis:
Rp 805.000 /person/day

Standard Room on a single occupancy basis:
Rp 1,100,000 /person/day

Deluxe Room on a twin occupancy basis:
Rp 950.000 /person/day

Deluxe Room on a single occupancy basis:
Rp 1.380.000 /person/day




Short Meeting Rates (up to 4 hours) :
Rates include: Meeting Facilities & 1 x coffee break
Rp 175,000/person

Half Day Wakatobi Meeting Rates :

Rate includes: Meeting facilities, lunch OR dinner, 1 x coffee break
Rp 345.000/person


Full Day Wakatobi Meeting Rates :
Rate includes: Meeting facilities, lunch, dinner, 2 x coffee break
Rp 520.000/person





THE DIVE CENTRE

Patuno Resort Wakatobi offers a professionally run Wakatobi dive centre headed by a well qualified and experienced PADI Instructor who has been diving in the Wakatobi area for over nine years. You can rest assured that you will be in good hands when diving in the Wakatobi with Patuno Resort Wakatobi. Our attention to detail is second to none and PADI safety standards and procedures are strictly adhered to at all times. We are currently in the process of applying for PADI Resort Status, which will enable us to further ensure guests of our professionalism and expertise, so please watch this space.

With 15 sets of well-maintained and regularly serviced Scuba Pro Dive Equipment, you can rest assured that your dive equipment needs will be met when diving with us in the Wakatobi. For guests bringing their own dive equipment we offer individual and allocated storage areas in our spacious dive shed.



Wakatobi Dive Center - Dive Equipment - Patuno Resort WakatobiAt present Patuno Resort Wakatobi has 2 wooden dive boats, each comfortably accommodating up to 10 divers. Patuno 1 is a custom built dive boat, and Patuno 2 is a modified pleasure fishing boat. Both boats have toilet facilities on board, shady areas, sunny areas, towels, tea & coffee making facilities, tanks for rinsing cameras, Life rings, GPS & Depth Sounder.

We also have 3 small speed boats which are used for diving on the home reef. The boat most regularly used for diving on the home reef is open topped and has one 40HP engine. One is a glass bottomed catemeran and is used for snorkeling and glass bottom boat trips, it is equippend with two 40 HP engines.The third speed boat is enclosed and is only used for very small groups of divers, it is also equipped with two 40HP engines and is most regularly used for non-diving day trips to Hoga Island.

Our dive center is equipped with a compressor which is capable of filling 4 tanks per hour and with our set of 35 tanks you can rest assured that there will always be full tanks available.

Our full range of safety equipment includes; life jackets, first aid kits, emergency oxygen kits, life rings, safety sausages, emergency satellite phone, and GPS.




The Patuno Resort Wakatobi Dive center offers the full range of PADI dive training courses from PADI Open Water up to PADI Divemaster, and at present we can offer all courses in English or Indonesian. Out the front of the Patuno Resort Wakatobi we have an ideal area for confined water training, theory classes are taken in the Patuno Resort Wakatobi’s comfortable library/meeting room, and Open Water dives are taken on the spectacular reefs surrounding this Wakatobi resort.

Our team of dive staff are all in the process of being trained up to PADI Divemaster level, and along with our head PADI Instructor they will take care of your diving needs throughout your Wakatobi dive trip.



THE DIVING RATES


Patuno Resort Wakatobi offers a wide range of full board Wakatobi Diving Packages designed for keen divers who plan to visit us and do nothing but eat, sleep, and dive in the Wakatobi. Patuno Resort Wakatobi also offers diving for certified scuba divers on a price-per-dive basis, or a price-per-Diving Day Trip basis.


Price Per Dive

Wakatobi Dive Site
Price per dive per person (USD)
Patuno Resort Wakatobi Home Reef 45.00
Waelumu & Waha Area 45.00


(Incl. Boat, PADI Divemaster Guide, Tanks & Weights)



Dive Equipment Rental

Items
Price / day:
(USD)
Full Set of Dive Equipment (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Fins, Mask & Snorkel) 25.00
BCD Rental 7.00
Reg Rental 7.00
Wetsuit Rental 5.00
Mask Rental 5.00
Fins & Booties Rental 5.00
Underwater Camera (Limited Availability) 50.00
Dive Computer (Limited Availability) 30.00
Dive Torch (Limited Availability) 7.00



Wakatobi Diving Day Trips

Wakatobi Diving Day Trip Price per Person per Day Trip
(USD) *
Sombu & Wandoka Area 190.00
Karang Gurita & Matahora Area 190.00
Kapota Area 190.00
Hoga Area 205.00
* All Wakatobi Day Trip prices are valid for a minimum of 2 divers


All Wakatobi Diving Day Trip Prices include :

  • Up to 3 dives
  • Boat transport
  • PADI Dive Master Guide
  • Tanks & Weights
  • Lunch, drinking water, soft drinks & snacks



Wakatobi PADI Dive Courses

PADI Dive Course
Duration
Price Per Person
(Rp)
Discover Scuba Diving (1 x dive) 2 hours 60.00
PADI Open Water Course 3-4 days 470.00
PADI Advanced Open Water Course 2 days 310.00
PADI Rescue Diver Course (incl EFR Course) 3-4 days 560.00
Emergency First Responder Course 1 day 125.00
PADI Dive Master Course 2 weeks Contact us for more details



PADI COURSES



We can offer many PADI Diving Course qualifications, and where better to study diving than the Wakatobi Marine National Park!? So if you want to try diving for the first time and get an internationally recognized qualification, or if you are already a keen diver and feel it is time to take your diving qualification one step further, then come and visit us for a fun diving packed holiday at Patuno Resort Wakatobi. Study hard and let the beautiful Wakatobi white sand beaches and warm clear blue waters be your classroom!

Confined water dives are for learning basic scuba skills and are generally taught in swimming pools but at Patuno Resort Wakatobi you will take your confined water dives in sheltered shallow waters close to one of the Wakatobi’s most beautiful coral reefs. This gives you the opportunity to start experiencing all that the Wakatobi underwater paradise has to offer right from the start of your scuba diving adventure.

Below is a list of PADI Dive Courses offered at Patuno Resort Wakatobi :



PADI Scuba Diver Course
This dive course takes 2 days and includes 2 dives along with some basic dive theory. It is the ideal option if you don’t have much time but would like to give Scuba Diving a go. If you only have a weekend in the Wakatobi and you don't want to miss out on experiencing Wakatobi diving then this is the course for you.

PADI Open Water Course

This dive course takes 4 days and includes between 3 and 5 confined water dive sessions and 4 open water dives (on some of the Wakatobi's best dive sites!), along with basic dive theory classes, module quizzes, and a final exam. Most divers take this diving course as their first PADI diving qualification, and there is no pre-requisite to taking this course. Upon completion of this dive course you will have an internationally recognized diving license which is valid for life. The PADI Open Water Certification allows you to dive up to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

This dive course takes 2 days and includes 5 dives. This is the next step after taking the PADI Open Water Course and it is a very fun course. It doesn’t include a lot of theory and it is designed to improve your diving skills and give you some diving experience after finishing the PADI Open Water Course. On the PADI Advanced Open Water Course at Patuno Resort Wakatobi you will do; a night dive, a navigation dive, a peak performance buoyancy dive, a deep dive (to 30m), and a PADI Aware Fish Identification dive. Upon completion of the PADI Advanced Course you will be certified to dive up to a depth of 30 meters.

PADI Rescue Diver Course
This course takes 4 days and teaches you how to deal with a whole range of emergency situations which may occur when diving. It comprises of a theory exam and many in-water practical exercises. We also train you in Emergency First Response (EFR) and First Aid for which you will receive a certificate at the end of the course. It is a fun course with many scenario role-plays and will increase the confidence of any diver. You will come away knowing what to do should an emergency occur. This course is highly recommended for all keen scuba divers and it is necessary to complete 20 logged dives before enrolling on the PADI Rescue Course.

PADI Dive Master Course
The PADI Dive Master course is the next step after the PADI Rescue Course and it is particularly appropriate for scuba divers who are interested in becoming professional scuba divers. The prerequisite is 60 logged dives and the course generally takes a minimum of 12 days, and can take up to 1 month depending on individual diver skills and experience. If you are interested in taking this dive course please contact us for more details. When contacting us please include info regarding your current diving license, your current number of logged dives, info on how long you have been diving for, info on where you have been diving, and info on how long you have to take the course with an idea of your dates. We will then get back to you with a tailor made itinerary and quote for the PADI Dive Master Course.

All dive course rates include :

  • Dive equipment rental for the duration of the course
  • PADI license card & fees
  • PADI course manual and all learning materials
  • PADI Instructor and mentor




THE DIVE SITES




A wide range of world class Wakatobi dive sites are easily accessible from Patuno Resort Wakatobi. The stunning home reef offers fantastic Wakatobi diving and snorkeling, and is situated just a short swim away from the long white-sand beach which fringes the entire length of the resort. A small speed boat can also be used to access the diving and snorkeling sites on the home reef.

The Patuno Resort Wakatobi home reef is unique in that it is a very long barrier reef with a steep outer wall plunging to great depths. It boasts enormous overhangs, stunning coral reef topography and a couple of swim throughs.




Some of our favourite Wakatobi dive sites include :


Jon's Point. Located on the home reef this Dive site is characterised by its many overhangs and caves. The deeper dives on this wall bring you to overhangs where hammerhead sharks have been seen to pass. Reef sharks and Schooling barracuda are often sighted here. Many very large sea fans and encrusting coral species cover the wall creating a plethora of different colours.

Patuno Gate. This home reef dive is situated in just a short boat journey from the resort. The dive begins on the sandy slope on the inside of the barrier reef where after a short swim we pass through a saddle at about 15m where turtles can sometimes be seen. As we pass over this saddle the reef drops away into a beautiful wall covered in an array of huge barrel sponges, soft and hard coral. Swarms of red tooth and Black trigger fish are in abundance here. The reef has many overhangs and swim throughs that house orange cup sponges and sea fans. Reef sharks, Spotted Eagle rays and Barracuda can also be seen here.

The Zoo (Waelumu). This dive is at the tip of the long barrier reef which stretches out in front of Patuno Resort Wakatobi and ends in front of the Waelumu village area. The steep wall drops from 5 meters down to about 35 meters where it turns into a sandy slope which continues to extends down into the depths. A great dive where schooling barracuda and big eye trevallies are common, as are passing white tip and black tip reef sharks and dog tooth tuna. The wall teams with a huge variety of gorgonian sea fans of all different colours making it a great habitat for pygmy seahorses. Colemans Pygmys and Bargybanti's have been spotted here. The 5 meter tip of this barrier reef makes for a enjoyable safety stop, where you can take your time enjoying the table corals and panorama of colourful soft corals.


Waha Wall. This wall is teeming with a huge variety of corals, huge barrel sponges and sea fans and it plunges to depths of 60m or more. This is a great site for passing pelagic fish such schooling tuna and eagle rays. It is possible to experience schools of spawning bumphead wrasse and parrot fish. There are many turtles, trevallies, and myriads of other fish in every direction. There are also many things to interest macro-lovers, if you can focus and tear your eyes away from the colorful bigger picture! Commonly we see a variety of nudibranches, leaf scorpion fish, porceline crabs, and many more interseting critters. This dive is suitable for beginner divers as well as advanced divers as currents here are generally mild or non-exis

Wandoka Pinnacle. From the surface this pinnacle doesn't look all that impressive, but once you descend down to 10m and begin to follow the ridge on the side you will be astonished by the variety of hard and soft corals, huge sponges, sea fans and black corals. This site is teeming with fish, and dog-toothed tuna and Big eye trevallies can regularly be found schooling here, along with schooling bohar snappers, schooling fusiliers, Giant trevallies, butterfly fish, turtles, and sometimes eagle rays. The safety stop on the top of the pinnacle provides an opputunity to take photos of scorpion fish and play with the tightly schooling juvenile striped catfish.

Turtle Transporter. This often fast flowing drift dive is a favourite of many guests. A steady current flows along this wall indented with many overhangs and caves where large turtles often rest and shelter from the flow. Regularly turtle numbers can get into double figures with the larger specimens sitting staring back at the approaching diver. Other common seen sights include groups of large eagle rays, schools of large midnight snapper and a 'family' of Napoleon wrasse.

Coliseum. This dives offers a bit of all, coral garden, sand slope, wall. The central part is a very pretty garden that starts at 5m/15ft, slopes down to 20m/60ft and continues deeper as sand slope. Eagle rays, mobula rays and schooling bumphead parrotfish are occasionally passing by on the slope. On the sides the garden is getting steeper, ending on two steep points - with a top around 8m/25ft and bottom more than 50m/150ft. The points are usually swept by current and their walls are full of fan corals, soft corals and lots of fish. Bargibanti pygmys seahorse are not uncommon and Coleman's pygmys have been spotted as well.

Wanci Jetty. Wanci jetty is a rare treat for underwater photography enthusiasts, accessible only at certain times. It is home to a profusion of species and enormous flashing schools of bait fish. The columns of the jetty are covered in sponges and fans, and the reef flat and slopes are home to cuttlefish, mantis shrimp, several species of morays and a variety of pipefish. A true muck dive that reveals more unusual creatures with every visit.

Topi Miring. This site consists of two pinnacles connected by a saddle ridge, the slopes of which are covered in large acropora tables, barrel sponges and mushroom corals. The corals formations and sponges are huge and many experienced divers have commented on how pristeen and ancient these corals must be. Patrolling great barracuda, nudibranchs and many species of cryptic crustaceans are found here.

Red Fish. This site is so named after both the large schools of red tooth triggers that are found here and a guest who helped discover the site. Here the reef consists of a gentle slope with high coral coverage ending in a sharp corner where you can hang out and watch the large pelagic species pass by.

Kapota Ridge. The ridge here extends out from the island of Kapota's home reef. The dive starts on a gentle sandy slope where many barrel sponges and foliose coral can be seen. Regular sitings of pelagic species such as dog tooth tuna and trevalies make this a popular spot.

Kapota Point. On the furthest point of nearby Kapota Island, this site is one of the most vibrantly coloured walls in the region. Enormous sea fans and coral overhangs are found all over the wall, and schools of reef fish as well as pelagic drifters can often be seen taking refuge from the brisk currents that ensure a multitude of fish species.

Karang Gurita. This is a great location for an outstanding days diving. This is a stunning coral atoll shaped like an eye. Several fantastic sites can be dived here. The dive sites here encompass walls, coral gardens, plateaus, ridges and slopes. You can see big sponges, a huge variety of sea fans, colourful soft and hard corals, schooling trevallies, barracudas, turtles, rays, reef sharks, or if you're lucky even hammerhead sharks! This is a favourite dive site and guaranteed to be an exhilarating dive!

Karang Gurita (Clown Fish City).As the name implies, this site is home to an amazing concentration of Amphiprion percula as well as several other anemone fish species. Located on Karang Gurita off the south east coast of Wangi-Wangi Island, it is an excellent place to encounter pelagic species and boast 25m+ visibility much of the year. The stronger currents in the area bring in impressive schooling fish.

Kaledupa Double Spur. On the edge of nearby Kaledupa Island, Double Spur has some of the most pristine hard coral coverage in the area. The dive begins on a deep ridge covered in soft corals and anemones with resident porcelain crabs and ends in a shallow garden of large boulder corals, plate corals and anemone fishes of all species covering the reef.

Kaledupa. The reef slope here has many overhangs and crevices where blue spotted rays hide away. The crest of the reef is covered in a variety of soft coral where large schools of fusiliers and juvenile trevally are seen.

Langira. The crest of this reef sits at approximately 10m. Here very large coral Bombies are the dominant growth form with large numbers of juvenile reef species using this as a nursery area. The reef itself slopes away into the depths with overhangs housing blue spotted rays and more. Eagle rays and Tuna often pass in the blue.

The Ridge. This ridge extends out from the top of Hoga Island's home reef. The area often has currents running along it making this a drift dive. One of the best features of this site is the much loved 'crazy corner' where the current rushes around the tip of the ridge. It is here that large schools of pelagic fish such as giant trevally gather to feast of the even larger schools of fusiliers and triggers that reside here.

Inner Pinnacle. These two pinnacles lie close to the Hoga home reef. The pinnacles have a ridge at approximately 15m connecting the two. Large schools of Barracuda are often sighted on this pinnacle as well as crocodile fish and large scorpion fish being prevalent on the top of the pinnacle.

Outer Pinnacle. This is a large pinnacle near Hoga Island with a ridge leading away from it at a depth of 25m. Outstanding corals, big sponges, and a huge variety of colourful soft corals cover the pinnacle and ridge. On this dive you will be surrounded by thousands of fish, from giant trevallies, schooling fusiliers, passing tuna, great barracudas, large napoleon fish and many more. There are also many interesting nudibranches and frog fish for the photographers. This dive also offers the opportunity to look for the very well camouflaged scorpion fish and other critters during the 5m safety stop.

Hoga Channel. This is a great site to visit at high tide when it offers great visibility and an abundance of fish, against a backdrop of spectacular coral. As it is a channel fish come to feed here at high tide as the currents bring plankton to the area, and other fish use it as a highway. This a spawning site for snapper especially at full moon, and we commonly see schooling barracuda, trevallies, napoleon wrasse, bumphead parrot fish along with many more smaller fish in large schools. This is one of the favourite sites around Hoga island.




RESORT GARDENS



Patuno Resort Wakatobi is enthusiastic about growing vegetables in its two hectare garden. At present (September 2011) we are harvesting tomatoes, chillies, aubergines, and pumpkins. Ealier in the season we were harvesting cucumbers, sweetcorn, ubi (a root vegetable), papayas, chinese greens and kangkung (Indonesian green leafy vegetable). This fresh produce is brought straight to you in the Patuno Resort Restaurant. We hope to one day be able to grow all the seasonal vegetables and fruits and ensure that we can provide an even greater amount of fresh homegrown vegetables in our restaurant.




OUR SERVICES


Free AirportTransfers

Patuno Resort Wakatobi has a minibus seating 15 guests, which is available for comfortable air-conditioned airport transfers, which are free to all guests. The Wakatobi airport is only a 10 minute drive from Patuno Resort Wakatobi so you will be with us in no time!


Welcome Drink

Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink in the lobby upon arrival at Patuno Resort Wakatobi.

Payment Options

We accept payments in Cash (Indonesian Rupiah only), by bank transfer, or by credit card transaction at the Resort. We can process the following credit and debit cards; Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Visa Electron, and Mastercard Electronic. There is a 3% surcharge on all credit card/debit card transactions.

For advance payments and deposits bank transfers can be made to our BRI or BNI account, or we can take advanced credit card payments over the phone.


ATM

There is an ATM available in the nearby town of Wanci, Wakatobi, which can be reached by car in approximately 30 minutes from Patuno Resort Wakatobi. The ATM is provided by BRI bank and accepts Mastercard but NOT Visa cards. For most debit card/credit cards it is possible to withdraw a maximum of Rp 5,000,000 per day (approximately US$ 500).


Taxi Service

Patuno Resort Wakatobi can provide a taxi service to the nearby town of Wanci, Wakatobi (subject to availability) for a charge of Rp 200,000 per trip. This price includes return trip and the driver will wait for you up to 1.5 hours. If you think you will be longer than 1.5 hours then the price includes a one way journey only.


Mobile Phone NetworkCoverage

At Patuno Resort Wakatobi it is possible to get Telkomsel network coverage in almost all areas of the Resort. Due to the remoteness of the area there is as yet no signal coverage for other networks.


Internet Connection /WIFI

Patuno Resort Wakatobi can provide FREE WIFI access to guests in the following public areas; front lobby, restaurant, jetty restaurant, and small meeting room (library). Ask at receptin for details of the password.


Resort Shop

The Patuno Resort Wakatobi shop is situated close to the lobby/reception area and stocks many essential items for your convenience, such as; toiletries, snacks, drinks, cigarettes, Wakatobi T-Shirts, and a range of other Wakatobi souvenirs.


Printing &Photocopying Services

The Patuno Resort Wakatobi shop also offers a printing and photocopying service.


Meeting RoomFacilities

Our large ballroom is suitable for holding meeting business meetings and conferences. We can comfortably accommodate up to 200 people and for smaller meetings the ballroom can be broken down into 2 or 3 sections using its discreet sliding walls. One section of the ballroom will comfortably accommodate a meeting of 20-70 people. The meeting rooms are fully equipped with a portable stage area, large projection screens and lighting system, and a state of the art sound system.

The library meeting room is also appropriate for smaller meetings of 5-15 people




HOW TO FIND US

Getting to the Wakatobi has never been easier. Patuno Resort Wakatobi is the Wakatobi’s most accessible Resort, situated only a 10 minute drive from the Matahora Airport in Wangi-Wangi. The Wakatobi National Marine Park encompasses over 12 thousand hectares of protected marine park and is made up of four main islands; WAngi-Wangi, KAledupa, TOmia and BInongko.

The Wakatobi Airport is serviced by daily Express Air flights from Makassar. The flight route is Makassar – Bau-Bau – Wangi-Wangi - Bau-Bau – Makassar. The flight arrives in Wakatobi at approx 11.30 each day, and departs at either 11.30 or 13.00 each day. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays the flight Schedule is slightly different as the plane also goes from Wakatobi - Kendari - Wakatobi (before flying back to Makassar at 13.00).

It is also possible to connect directly with Express Air flights to and from Jakarta and Surabaya in Makassar, and a range of other destinations such as Bali, Manado and Komodo can be accessed easily with the large range of flight companies operating from Makassar Airport.

If you are coming from outside of Indonesia it is easiest to book an international flight into Jakarta International airport. It is then possible to take an Express Air flight from Jakarta to Wangi-Wangi, transiting in Makassar. Return flights with Express Air from Makassar to Wangi-Wangi cost approximately Rp 2,600,000 per person.

For your information Express Air has a limited baggage allowance of 10kgs of checked in baggage per passenger. This is due to the capacity of the airplane which can accommodate only 32 passengers. Passengers are however allowed to take on reasonably heavy hand luggage as long as it complies with international hand luggage size requirements. It is also possible to pay excess baggage fees at a rate of Rp 25.000 per kg for flights from Makassar or Kendari to Wakatobi. For Express flights from Jakarta to Wakatobi the excess baggage rate is Rp 40,000/kg.

To make your visit to us as easy as possible we can arrange all your domestic flight needs through our partner Travel Agent which is based in Makassar. Just send us your international flight details and we’ll put you in touch with the travel agent who will do the rest.

Patuno Resort Wakatobi also offers all guests a free Wangi-Wangi airport pick up and drop off service.





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