All roads lead to Rome - and in Wakatobi all travels go through Wangi-Wangi Island.

Karia - Photo by Guntur

Commercial flights to the local Matahora Airport and the harbor in Wanci make this island the doorway for all visitors to the archipelago. Wangi-Wangi Island consists of numerous small villages and the main town of Wanci. Wanci is the center of transportation, economics, finance, government and shopping.

The uniqueness of Wangi-Wangi is its easy access to different tourism activities. For visitors interested in culture, the village of Bajo Mola and heritage sites like Liya Togo offer interesting surroundings and cultural events. The island’s beaches invite you to swim and the freshest seafood awaits you in the three markets. With a motorbike or a car everything is in easy reach, and with only two major roads, getting around is simple.

Dive Sites in Wangi Wangi

For diving enthusiasts there are many accessible dive spots around Wangi-Wangi and Kapota Islands. Thanks to its airport and harbor that connects the island with other parts of Indonesia, diving around Wangi Wangi is the easiest option. You can find a descent number of dive operators who can advise you about the best spots and current conditions.

They also usually have one or two secret spots up their sleeve that are not yet mapped. The most frequently dived sites are Waha Cemara, Sombu, Nua Shark Point, Wandoka Pinnacle, Kapota Pinnacle, Waha Wall, Jepang, The Zoo, Tanjung Kapota and The Berandals Cavern. Below is a full description of the most popular dive sites around Wangi Wangi and its smaller neighbor Kapota.