Many people who say Wakatobi is the best diving places in the world that has stunning panoramic view with underwater topography shaped cliff. The beauty of underwater scenery Wakatobi has been known for a long time for diving and snorkeling, because it has a beautiful stretch of coral, many unique and beautiful sea biota, soft and hard corals, colorful fish and seabed hilly.
Wakatobi is located on Sulawesi island,Indonesia. To reached Wakatobi from Jakarta is by plane directly to Kendari, the capital of Southeast Sulawesi. Then traveled by ship directly to Wanci, the island of Wangi-Wangi. Just need to be considered a match scheduled aircraft arrival and departure schedule ship in Kendari into port Wanci.
Wangi-Wangi is the largest island located in the Wakatobi with an area 152 km2. Wangi-Wangi it’s mean fragrant and the name comes from the many of cloves (Eugenia Caryophyllata) on this island that planted in the past. Wakatobi name comes from some island that is Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomio and Binongko.
Tourists come to Wakatobi to dive but many are just snorkeling because it has not certified diving. They can also do photograph and fishing. With snokeling any visitor can enjoy the beauty of the coral at a depth of 3-5 meters. Although diving can be done anytime, but in April and December is the best month for diving because the weather was very nice. Besides diving and snorkeling at the beach is also provided specialized motor dive, snorkeling tours and exploration on the islands. For divers who have an advanced certificate, can enjoy the large size carpet of leaves (foliose sp) at a depth of 26 meters. Another interesting spot in Rome, Coral reef and table Waitii city. If lucky, you will be able to see green and hawksbill turtles.
Several dive spots are recommended to be visited include the waters of the Village Matahora, Karang Kapota, Karang Otiolo, Hoga,Tanjung Sombano (Kaledupa), Mangrove Sombano-Mantigola, Mangrove Darawa, Karang Tomia, Pesisirtubir Tolandone, Mari Mabuk, Tanjung Bante (Binongko), Pantai Mbara-Bara (Binongko).
Besides diving and snorkeling, many tourists who come to this island to enjoy fresh air, clear sea water and the azure or for activities photography. This is mainly supported by a number of historical relics of forts like Fort Mandati Liya and Tonga, and several beaches such as Beach Sousu and Jodoh that has white sand and beautiful scenery both above and below the sea.
Complete your trip by enjoying a culinary tour that already famous Sop Konro Makasar and Iga Bakar. For cold snacks you can enjoy an ice Palu Butung that is banana wrapped in a green flour batter plus thick coconut milk, red syrup and ice. You can also enjoy the famous flavor and scent of Makasar coffee.