IDC Friends, have you ever imagined one of the most beautiful place on earth, whether you’ve been doing any activity on the land or diving into the undersea? The place is Wakatobi. As it is called, the word Wakatobi is formed by the abbreviation of the four main island there. It is Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko – which also part of the district in the Southeast Sulawesi Province. Despite previously only know through the pictures on the internet and stories from other IDC Friends about Wakatobi, just by imagining it i believe you must have been admitted its beauty.
When you arrive there, you will soon be welcomed by the very beautiful white sand beach with the soft wind, small waves and crystal-clear water. The cluster island in Wakatobi has an unbeatable beauty of nature. I can say probably heaven is leaking and the leaking part is falling into the Planet Earth and becomes Indonesia. Wakatobi then becomes one of the many small heaven on earth which impossible to be compared with each other. The beach and the still water, the fresh air, not to mention the undersea caves which are familiar to the divers. That is Wakatobi, the National Park with thousands of coral reef.
Total area in Wakatobi is around 14,000 sq km. Its water area has a configuration started from the flat line and then sloping down to the sea and ended with steep border. With around 750 kind of coral reefs, Wakatobi is the only biggest coral reef cluster in the world. The coral reef cluster in Wakatobi is widely spread with the complex undersea topography such as slope, flat, drop off, atoll, underwater cave, and not to mention the rich various sea biota. It has various sea depth, eventhough it is not as difficult as guessing the depth of woman heart. The deepest level reach 1,000 meter with the bottom of sandy water and coral. It is not surprising if Wakatobi becomes the show-off stage of the colorful fish which always busy dancing, swimming and playing along the extraordinary exotic reef.
According to me and many other IDC Friends, the undersea beauty of Wakatobi is one of the most interesting in the world. Once i have ever realized that why we Indonesian just not bothered to feel spoiled because God has given us everything including Wakatobi. This kind of understanding might become the reason why Wakatobi National Park has never been ignored by the tourist visit.
Wakatobi is a complete gallery to find various kind of fish such as nemo fish or lion fish and other unique and rare fish. IDC Friends can satisfy any expectation, curiousity or even renew the admiration towards the undersea only in Wakatobi. Even the white whale always stop by Wakatobi as its vacation list when the other side of the earth is freezing. Wakatobi, the National Park with thousands of coral reef, a place to remember.
Translated by www.alinriona.com