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“Wakatobi’s House Reef” by Pam Osborn
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, July 26, 2022 @ 12:00 AM (EST)


If you’ve read about the awesome diving and photo opportunities at Wakatobi Resort—in these pages or elsewhere—there’s a good chance you’ve come across the work of Pam and Wayne Osborn, award-winning photographers who consider Wakatobi to be their favorite dive destination. While Wayne has done more than 400 dives on Wakatobi’s reefs in pursuit of his photographic goals, Pam has spent over 1,000 hours snorkeling the resort’s famous house reef, focusing on its shallow treasures.

Pam’s photographic efforts have resulted in numerous awards and are on display in her book, appropriately titled Wakatobi’s House Reef. This visually-stunning work, which was several years in the making, is all the more remarkable because all of the images showcased in the book were created without the use of scuba gear. Pam devoted numerous trips to Wakatobi to curate the material in the book. The best part? You can download a complimentary copy here.

The book begins with a dedication to the Wakatobi Resort staff, who Pam says were indispensable to the creation of the work. “Wakatobi’s commitment to the health of the ecosystem and the well-being of the surrounding community is impressive,” she says. “It’s wonderful to see the very positive impact the resort has for the local economy and marine environment. As a visitor, you feel your money has contributed to the region’s sustainability.”

If you fancy discovering Wakatobi’s spectacular reefs for yourself—whether on snorkel or scuba—head over to the resort’s website and make an enquiry. Also make sure to check out their Facebook, Instagram and YouTube pages. If you want to find out more about Wakatobi’s conservation efforts, see Wayne’s DPG article, “Conservation Meets Luxury at Wakatobi.”




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