The only resort on the East side of Central Sulawesi, the Tompotika Dive Lodge offers magnificent dive sites. With only 5 bungalows, the lodge is located on the coastline of a small Indonesian village. Established in 2014, this sustainable resort plays an active part in protecting the region’s ecosystem with the help of villagers.
The Tompotika Dive Lodge is at the very tip of the Balantak Peninsula. The area is called Pulau Dua because of the 2 small islands that lay close to shore; Tompotika is the highest mountain of the area reaching 1450 meters. The resort is named after the volcano, which is famous in the area for its magical properties.
This is a truly untouched, undiscovered corner of Indonesia where you will share the dive sites with very few others. The resort is managed by Wallacea Dive Cruises and makes a great add-on to a liveaboard cruise onboard Ambai or Seahorse.
Bali (DPS) • Makassar (UPG) • Gorontalo (GTO)
Makassar (UPG) > Luwuk (LUW)
Accommodation includes Standard and Deluxe bungalows. All rooms have:
- Air-conditioner and fan
- Private bathroom with hot water. Bath and beach towels are provided, as well as shampoo, soap and toothpaste.
- Numerous 220 volts sockets are installed in the room together with a large charging area for your cameras and toys.
The dive sites in the region are mostly rocky reefs that concentrate a wealth of marine life. The reefs are dry, underwater ridges or large rocks, covered with a very dense fixed fauna: black coral bushes, huge gorgonians and multicolored soft corals, where marine life is concentrated.
On the sandy slopes or fringing reefs of the coastline, muck dives uncover the micro fauna and creatures which make the Sulawesi’s reputation, such as frogfishes, ghost pipefishes, mimic octopuses, blue ring octopuses and much more. On the beach right in front of the bungalows, a black sand slope is one of the best muck dives around and is free of access as many times as you wish.
Most of the the other dive sites are submerged ridges and rocks that offer a great variety and density of fish with lots of different schools and pelagics: school of surgeon fishes, trevallies, barracudas, giant trevallies and tuna reef sharks hunting. Eagle and manta rays can also be seen on different occasions. The prosperous fish life is a direct consequence of the water’s richness, especially the abundance in plankton, which might sometimes limit the visibility. On average, the visibility range lies between 10 to 15 meters. However, this number can vary.
Most of the dive sites are just 10 to 15 minutes boat ride away from the resort, the most distant being at around 30 minutes away. Each boat carries 4 divers, along with their dive guides.
Pricing for Tompotika Resort
|Valid to 31 Dec 2023||AUD||EUR|
|7 Nights in a Standard Bungalow with 14 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Double)||1320||EUR|||||1320|
|7 Nights in a Standard Bungalow with 14 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Single)||1716||EUR|||||1716|
|7 Nights in a Deluxe Bungalow with 14 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Double)||1440||EUR|||||1440|
|7 Nights in a Deluxe Bungalow with 14 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Single)||1872||EUR|||||1872|
|Valid to 31 Dec 2024|
|7 Nights in a Standard Bungalow with 12 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Double)||1320||EUR|||||1320|
|7 Nights in a Standard Bungalow with 12 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Single)||1716||EUR|||||1716|
|7 Nights in a Deluxe Bungalow with 12 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Double)||1440||EUR|||||1440|
|7 Nights in a Deluxe Bungalow with 12 guided dives + unlimited shore dive (Single)||1872||EUR|||||1872|
|This resort's prices are in EUR. The AUD prices shown are based on the current exchange rate. The price paid in AUD will be based on the actual exchange rate at the time any payments are made.|
|INCLUDED: Full board accommodation, 3 meals per day, airport transfers, drinking water, tea & coffee. Guided boat dives as defined in the package, air fills, day or night dive according to customer choice. Unlimited shore non guided dives. Free use of kayaks and bicycle when available.|
|Not included: conservation fees (payable on site). Less than 4 days EUR 10.00 per day, more than 4 days, EUR 40.00.|
|The per person pricing above is indicative only: we show 7 night with 10/12 dive packages at high-end and lower-end rooms (singles & doubles) for the purposes of comparison. We can give you a price (and availability) for any combination of nights/dives you wish to undertake, which will include any discounts due to you as part of that package, and any exclusions, or items payable at the resort. Please use the [Enquire Now] tab to give us your exact requirements and we'll give you the best deal we can.|