Wakatobi National Marine Park – Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the biggest number of shoal and fish species in “the worlds”. The islands are too far famed as the most significant obstacle shoal in Indonesia, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Now can be found fringing, atolls and barrier reefs and offer more than 50 phenomenal dive websites easily accessible from the major islands. This is the habitat of large and small-minded fish species, the playground of dolphins, turtles and even whales.Wakatobi alone is said to have 942 fish species and 750 coral reef genus from a total of 850 of world’s accumulation, which comparing with the two world’s far famed diving centre, the Caribbean Sea owns alone 50 genus with 300 coral reef genus in the Red Sea, in Egypt.
Due to its chic underwater life, Wakatobi is fast gaining worldwide attending for a high quality dives that can be made by novices to professionals. Aside from its dive websites, Wakatobi has innumerable breathtaking seas. The keeping radical “Operation Wallacea” is very active in this marine park, directing underwater the investigations and keeping. During the Sail Wakatobi 2011 in August, the Marine Laboratory on Hoga Beach by Kaledupa is to be officially inaugurated. The District capital of Wakatobis is Wanci on Wangi-Wangi. Since the opening of the Matohara Airport on Wangi-Wangi, these remote islands are now more accessible and can be reached by flights from Jakarta or Makassar. I still have another landing strip on Tomia island, which receives contracts from Bali.
Xpress Air is the only regular airline that moves from Jakarta to Bau-Bau, in Southeast Sulawesi, and have continued land on Wakatobi’s Matohara Airport on Wangi-Wangi. From now you must take a boat to Wakatobi. The Wakatobi Dive Resort controls Charter flights so they can gather up fares from Bali arriving direct on the island of Tomia.