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.
At 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, fresh water tanks for rinsing cameras, Life rings, Emergency Oxygen Kits, Medical Kits, Spares kits, GPS & Depth Sounders.
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 equipped 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.