The Marine Park of Wakatobi in Indonesia | A coral paradise

Posted by on December 3, 2012

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Although the beach recovery in this photographs deserves and could easily be called as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Wakatobi has captured our attention for what it can offer below the water surface.

Wakatobi

Wakatobi

Lentea Island

Lentea Island

Tornado Sardines

Tornado Sardines

Colorful fauna, as you would always have the opportunity to be able to see when you dive, but especially corals, a lot of corals! Throughout the archipelago there have been identified 25 groups of coral reefs. The main three types are namely coral reefs, atolls and coral to fringe, for a total of 396 different species of coral. For many this is enough to make Wakatobi the best place in the world for diving.

Wakatobi Coral

Wakatobi Coral

Wakatobi Sea Fan

Wakatobi Sea Fan

Clown Fish

Clown Fish

In short, a real treasure trove of biodiversity protected by a natural marine park which is trying to bring it into the world heritage site. The park is named after the four main islands (Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Anatomy and Binongko) and is located southeast of Sulawesi, better known as Celebes (it’s that island that looks like a Japanese ideogram). If you have Surabaya hotel reservations, you can find island hopping tours and visit the Marine Park of Wakatobi in Sulawesi, which is only a ferry ride away.

Night Anemone

Night Anemone

Night Light

Night Light

Indonesia photos: Brian McHugh, Andrea Ong Pietkiewicz, Jevin Surjadi, Edo Angitan, Cheri Warren, Rafly Rinadly, Kirin Goh, Rocktopus.

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