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WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the "Underwater Nirwana"

24 August 2011

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the "Underwater Nirwana"

Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands:  an "Underwater Nirwana" Now a National Marine Park covering the entire Waktobi District, it comprises a total of 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with different, colourful species of tropical coral reefs. For Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number...

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Tag : SAIL WAKATOBI 2011: Preserving the Oceans for Future Life , WAKATOBI National Marine Park: the”Underwater Nirwana”

Diving the Underwater Nirvana of Wakatobi National Marine Park

10 November 2011

Categories : Diving and Snorkeling

Diving the Underwater Nirvana of Wakatobi National Marine Park

Legendary underwater explorer and conservationist, Jacques Cousteau is said to have called the Wakatobi islands – then known as the Tukangbesi islands: an “Underwater Nirwana”, for Wakatobi is widely recognized as having the highest number of reef and fish species in the world. The islands are also famous as the largest barrier reef in Indonesia, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Here divers can found fringing, atolls, barrier...

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How to get to Wakatobi

30 July 2013

Categories : Travelings - Diving and Snorkeling

How to get to Wakatobi

Hi, hello there! I am going to talk about how to get to Wakatobi. These exotic islands offer some of the best diving in Indonesia (Raja Ampat and Manado are also great!). Yet not a lot of people know about these pretty islands and most of those that do, do not know how to get there. So lets start with where they are. Wakatobi is a part of Sulawesi and the islands are located just off the Southern coast of the mainland. Wakatobi is composed of four main islands;...

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