Wakatobi Part 4: Wangi Wangi-Unexpected Beauty

Our last destination was Wangi-Wangi. We only spent one day because we leaved to Bau Bau on the night. Wangi-Wangi is the capital region of Wakatobi. Our boat from Tomia took us to Mola Peer for about 2 and a half hours. There are Bajo people who live in Mola. We took a walk to the station, not so far and took angkot (public car) to Waha Beach.

I didn't expect too much on Wangi-Wangi because from most sources I read, the best part to dive is Tomia and Hoga, not too much mentioning about Wangi-Wangi. I was disappointed at first when I jumped into the water because there's nothing can be seen. We swam further and further, the further we swam, the closest we were to the wall and believe it or not, it was totally amazing. I would say that this spot is my favorite so far! I like it more that Hoga and Tomia. The wall is so deep until you can't see what's underneath. The corals, breathtaking, and the fish, thousands ! More groups of fishes swim here. I got more beautiful picture here in Wangi-Wangi. I still couldn't forget how we were free-diving until 10 meters and took photo with the sea-fan and also sponges. So far, it's the best experience.


Not far from Wanci Harbor there's a night market where you can find local foods and fruits. Both raw fish and grilled fish are sold in the market. Beautiful decoration of tomatoes and chillies on the stall. Try to visit if you have time.


- Contact Pak Sudirman (085241857674) He's the one who in charge taking care of Waha Beach.
- Snorkeling package is only Rp 50,000/person/90 minutes minimun 4 persons including:
    Snorkeling set (fin, mask, snorkel, life jacket, swimsuit),
    if you only want to rent snorkeling gear it only cost Rp 10,000/item/90 minutes.   
-Last public transportation from Waha Beach to the town or the Wanci Harbor is at 4 p.m. If you snorkeled to long and passed 4 p.m. like what we did, walked out to the main road and hopefully there are cars willing to take you to the harbor, or else, ask Pak Sudirman, maybe he can ask some guys with motorbikes taking you to the harbor or wherever you want.

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Traveled in 2-9 June 2013 

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