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Wakatobi charming underwater paradise in Indonesia

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This is the underwater paradise of Indonesia. The underwater paradise known as Wakatobi National Park is located in Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi Province.
And this is one of the outstanding tourist  attractions in Indonesia.

Wakatobi is the capital of Wangi-Wangi. Wakatobi consists of four main islands, namely Wangiwangi, Kalidupa, Tomia, and Binongko. So, Wakatobi is an acronym for the name of the four main islands ..

Wakatobi has two seasons, rainy and dry season. Wakatobi National Park established in 1996, with a total area of ​​1.39 million hectares, covering marine biodiversity and coral which occupies one of the highest priority position of marine conservation in Indonesia.

The beauty and richness of the Wakatobi National Park area is already well known abroad, especially after Wallacea expedition from England in 1995 which mentions that the region of Southeast Sulawesi is very rich in species of coral.

Mentioned, in the Wakatobi National Park there are 750 of the total 850 species of coral in the world. Configuration depth varies from flat to sloping to the sea, and in some areas there are bertubir steep waters. Deepest waters reach 1,044 meters.

Marine tourism is a tourism activity that has long been recognized and are the mainstay of tourism in Wakatobi National Park. Wealth of marine life is not because of the coral reefs along the vast waters of the sea bottom topography colorful like slop shape, flat, drop-off, atoll and underwater cave.

More than 112 species of corals from 13 families, including Acropora formosa, A Hyacinthus, Psammocora profundasafla, Pavona cactus, Leptoseris yabei, Fungia molucensis, Lobophyllia robusta, Merulina ampliata, Platygyra versifora, Euphyllia glabrescens, Tubastraea frondes, Stylophora pistillata, Sarcophyton throchelliophorum, and Sinularia spp live in harmony with other underwater inhabitants.

Fish wealth is owned by 93 national park types. Among them, Cephalopholus argus, takhasang (Naso unicornis), pogo-pogo (Balistoides viridescens), napoleon (Cheilinus undulatus), red fish (Lutjanus biguttatus), rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus), Amphiprion melanopus, Chaetodon specullum, Chelmon rostratus, Heniochus acuminatus , Lutjanus monostigma, Caesio caerularea, and others.


Wakatobi National Park is also home to several species of sea birds such as goose-brown stone (Sula leucogaster plotus), kettle melayu (Charadrius peronii) and king prawn common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis). Several species of turtles also make this park as their home, such as hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), and olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea).

Wakatobi has a "guest" which makes Wakatobi loyal as a playground. "Guest" is none other than the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).

Typically, sperm whales are in Wakatobi in November, while the other hemisphere freezes. In the relatively warmer waters of Wakatobi and abundant food that can satiate whales stomach.

Wakatobi is also a playground manta rays (manta ray) is classified as a giant body size. Manta ray is one of the distinctive and unique fish, which is only found in tropical waters.

25 The existence of coral reefs and deep waters make Wakatobi National Park is an ideal place for many species of marine life to live, also making sea dwellers here have aesthetic value and high conservation.

Specifically Wakatobi Islands National Park surrounded coast of coral islands along the 600 miles along the beach attractions and spread throughout the region Wakatobi potential to be managed. So, is not without reason that coastal areas in this region is very suitable for tourism such as diving, snorkeling, swimming, and fishing.
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