Wakatobi National Park

wakatobi_artikel4.jpgWakatobi National Park is located in the Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi.

Wakatobi National Park has the potential of marine natural resources that both types of high value and uniqueness, with stunning panoramic underwater. In general, sea water has a flat configuration from the start until the sloping towards the sea, and there are some areas that bertubir steep waters. The water depth varies, the deepest reaches 1044 meters with a floor of most of the sandy and rocky.
This national park has 25 pieces with clusters of coral reefs around the coast of coral islands along the 600 km. More than 112 coral species 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, throchelliophorum Sarcophyton, and Sinularia spp.
 
Fish species richness of this national park which is owned as many as 93 species of fish consumption and trade of ornamental fish such as Argus spots (Cephalopholus argus), takhasang (naso unicornis), pogo-pogo (Balistoides viridescens), napoleon (Cheilinus undulatus), red fish (Lutjanus biguttatus ), baronang (Siganus guttatus), Amphiprion melanopus, Chaetodon specullum, Chelmon rostratus, Heniochus acuminatus, Lutjanus monostigma, Caesio caerularea, and others.
In addition there are several species of sea birds such as goose-brown stone (Sula leucogaster plotus), kettle melayu (Charadrius peronii), king prawn erasia (Alcedo atthis), also there are three types of turtles that often landed on islands in the Park: hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), turtle jars (Caretta caretta), and turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea).
The indigenous people who live around the Park is the tribe called the sea or the Bajau tribe. According to the records of ancient Chinese and European explorers, said that boating humans are capable of being explored Merqui Islands, Johor, Singapore, Sulawesi and the Sulu Archipelago. From the whole human boating in Southeast Asia that still have traditional boating culture is the Bajau tribe. Seeing their daily life is interesting and unique, especially diving into the ocean without any equipment to spear fish.
Hoga Island (Resort Kaledupa), Binongko Island (Resort Binongko) Tamia and Resort is the location of interesting places to visit, especially for diving, snorkeling, marine tourism, swimming, camping, tourism and culture.
The best visiting season: April to June and October to December each year.
How to reach the location: Kendari to smells with regular fast ship every day two times with the long journey of five hours or every day with a timber ship for 12 hours. From smells to Lasalimu ride four-wheeled vehicle for two hours, then climb aboard the fast-Wanci Lasalimu for an hour or Lasalimu-Wanci wooden boat for 2.5 hours. Wanci is the first gate into the Wakatobi National Park area.

Quoted from http://www.indonesianculturalriches.co.cc/2010/10/national-park-wakatobi.html

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