Pelagian is a high-end standard professional liveaboard runs by Wakatobi Dive Resort, offering dive liveaboard trips in the Wakatobi area all year round, it only accommodate 10 guests.

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Pelagian measuring 36 meters in length with a 7.5 meter beam, cruise at 10 knots per hour. It was built in Norway back to year 1980, and completely overhauled & upgraded a few times in the past years.

Pelagian offers home-from-home comforts in an intimate setting, with discrete personalised service, along the way guests enjoy the exclusive amenities of a world-class motor yacht.

On the main deck, there is a very comfortable and well-equipped salon with large flatscreen TV, DVD player, book and digital music library, and a refined dining area. Guest also can find hot & cold drinks along with the chef’s freshly prepared cookies, the snacks are available 24 hrs.

The aft deck is a place for breakfast, lunch and dive briefings.

There is a spacious camera room with charging facilities (220v/50Hz electrical outlets, with universal sockets) allows for untroubled preparation and care of cameras and housings.

The upper deck is partially shaded and has cushioned bench, chairs, tables and chaise longues.

Pelagian has a functional dive deck with 3 Bauer K-14 compressors, Nitrox Technologies ® NO2 system. There are hot showers and fresh, dry towels available too.


Pelagian has 5 stylish and spacious cabins, it accommodate maximum of 10 guests per trip:

All cabins have been luxuriously furnished with private en-suite bathroom, individual air conditioning.

1 Master Suite :
Located on the main deck, it spans the full width of the vessel. Features: A King Size bed, a lounge with sofa, HD flatpanel TV with Blu-ray DVD player, bedside tables, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes.

2 Superlux Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, both offer fresh, bright spa-like environments. Features: A queen-size bed and separate day bed, bedside tables, floor-to-ceiling wardrobes, under bed drawers.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, it offers excellent private. Features: A small double bed and a single bed, plenty of large cupboards, a small sitting area.

1 Standard Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, it offers perfect locale for the camera equipment tinkerer! Features: Two single beds, built-in storage.


  • Diving activity is offered as a supplement on select trip.
  • Diving package can choose from 2 or 4 dives/day, 70min/dive.
  • Diving package include Nitrox for nitrox certified divers.
  • Fluo Diving Experience available, at extra cost.
  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.
  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.
  • Kite surfing package is available June - September

Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available, included in dive package
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Technical Dive:Available with additional cost
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet : Available with additional cost
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional cost
  • Massage Service:Only available at Wakatobi Dive Resort
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/IDR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:12, include 2 dive guides


Wakatobi Diving

Wakatobi is located at the world’s epicentre of coral reef biodiversity. This means that while diving at Wakatobi you can see the greatest variety and diversity of marine life. New and undocumented species continue to be discovered at Wakatobi.

There are other locations where you can see larger schools of fish, bigger animals and experience more adrenaline-filled underwater ‘rides’, but for sheer reef scenery and marine life variety, you won’t be disappointed with a diving holiday at Wakatobi.

Wakatobi is blessed with more than 50 mapped and named dive sites all within a short distance of the main resort. The reefs around Wakatobi are actually continuous, so to call a dive site a ‘site’ is a little misleading. We identify most of our dives sites at locations on the continuous reef where we start a dive. We have generally selected these starting points because of some unique underwater typography or marine life that is common to this spot.

Pelagian’s sorties will show you a different kind of diving to that seen at Wakatobi resort, with muck diving par excellence. If you've dived sites around Wakatobi Dive Resort before, you’ll definitely want to expand your dive adventures to the reef systems beyond the island of Tomia.

The Dive Experience Managers and crew handle all logistics of equipment and cameras, and provide full in-water support. Additional technical diving support can be arranged via the concierge, in advance of your trip.

Our ‘signature dish’: shore diving the House Reef
Our house reef is world-famous. Some guests never go on a boat dive because the reef and wall right in front of our resort provides enough territory and diversity to keep them exploring for several days. There is no need to swim long distances. We even offer 'taxi-boat' services to transport you up current to extended parts of the House Reef to explore or enjoy a beautiful drift back to the jetty.

Fluo diving; a new dimension, new experience
Experience a new dimension in diving so exclusive that more people have seen Earth from space than have seen corals in this totally new light! Fish suddely speak and coral communicate through fluorescence.

Night diving – any night
Night diving at Wakatobi is fantastic!. One or two night dives (depending on length of the trip and weather) will be offered from the boats. Night dives should be finished at the latest by 10.00 p.m. but special arrangements can be made to dive at other hours.

How to get there

Wakatobi provides a direct connection between Bali’s international airport (airport code DPS) and the resort by way of a private guest flight. The flights are dedicated to serving only guests of Wakatobi Resort and Pelagian Dive Yacht, providing attentive onboard service and generous allowances for both checked and carry-on baggage.

From the moment you touch down in Bali you will find that we are on-hand to take the strain while you relax. Our VIP welcome will assist you from immigration through baggage reclaim.

Check-in time for our guest flight from Bali’s international airport is at 6:45am. Once we have you checked in, you relax in a VIP airport lounge for a light breakfast before boarding the flight to the resort (around 8:00am), arriving in time for lunch.

On the last day of your Wakatobi vacation our guest flight will return to Bali between 2pm and 3:30pm. We do not recommend anyone to book tickets to leave Bali on the day of return from Wakatobi until after 5:30pm.

Private jet support
Guests who wish to travel to Wakatobi by their own private jet are welcome. Our airstrip is 1,500m (5,000ft) in length and can accommodate aircraft such as the Gulfstream V and Global 5000. We can assist with permits, handling and security – please enquire for details.

Public route
There are daily scheduled flights from Bali to Makassar or Kendari. From there you may take a local flight to Wangi-Wangi, and after a one-night stay, you can take a local ferry to Tomia Island.


Destinations Wakatobi
Facilities Nitrox support, Sidemount Friendly, Rebreather Friendly, Tech Friendly, Watersport equipment, Camera Station, Fishing gear, Massage or Spa, Wi-Fi, Laundry
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions


  • Marine park fees & Port fees
  • VAT and local taxes
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
  • Complimentary beverages (water, tea, coffee)
  • Soft drinks
  • Use of Kayaks or/and SUPs
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Boat accident insurance
  • Cabin towels and complimentary toiletries
  • Cabin cleaning service

Not included

  • Domestic flights in destination country
  • Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
  • Dive guide service
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Dive courses on board
  • Massage/Spa service
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Crew gratuity

Useful information


Best time for diving
Year-round, Wakatobi offers fantastic diving conditions throughout the year. So it's more about the above-water weather, rather than the underwater conditions.

Easterly winds from June to October, and Westerly winds between December and April. November and May are usually transitional months. July and August see a slight increase in wind, and the sea ripples somewhat; visibility is still fine. The weather in these months is a little cooler than the months on either side, making it a great time to visit for those who prefer to sleep without using an air-conditioner at night.

Underwater visibility is mostly between 20m and 50m, with an average of 35m with generally mild currents.

About temperatures
Air : generally ranges between 26°C - 30°C year-round.
Sea : November until March are between 28°C - 30°C, March to May averages 28°C, June averages 27°C, July and August averages 26°C, September is between 26°C - 27°C, October averages 28°C - 30°C.

Wetsuit Recommendation
We recommend 3 mm full wetsuit, as you will making several dives in a day on the liveaboards, so you may get cooled off quite a bit.

Diver requirement
Suitable for all levels of diver from beginners to experienced.
You can find out more informations about diving in Wakatobi here : Wakatobi

Embarkation / Disembarkation
It really depends on the cruise/liveaboard you chose, it can be depart from/to Wangi-wangi (WNI), Bau Bau (BUW), Tomia (TQQ), Kendari (KDI).

Some liveaboard trips also combine Wakatobi with other destinations like Komodo, North Sulawesi. Then the arrangement will be different, please ask our agent to know the exact port for your trip.

Visa Requirements
Indonesia offers a free visa on arrival service for many nationalities which allows visitors to stay in the country for up to 30 days. A list of countries that are eligible for visa on arrival can be found on the Indonesian Government's Directorate General of Immigration.

Please note: Immigration officials in Indonesia may ask for proof of onward travel (e.g. a return or onward air ticket).

Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers over the age of 9 months arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Money Matters
The local currency is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), all liveaboards accept cash payments in USD.
Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops.

There are very few restrictions on the use of drones for photography purposes within Indonesia. Please check Drone laws in Indonesia for details.

Extending your holiday
We offer a range of hotels/resorts, land-based diving packages, and excursions that can be arranged before or after your liveaboard holiday. Just ask us if you need such service.

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