About Wakatobi

Wakatobi National Park, also known as Kepulauan Toekang Besi is located in South-East of Sulawesi, between the Banda Sea to the North-East and the Flores Sea to the South-West. Wakatobi National Park, also known as Kepulauan Toekang Besi is located in South-East of Sulawesi, between the Banda Sea to the North-East and the Flores Sea to the South-West. The name of Wakatobi is a portmanteau of the four main of Islands: Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. Since 2005 the park is listed as a tentative World Heritage Site. As the third largest marine park in Indonesia, Wakatobi known as an underwater nirwana (Jacques Cousteau) A national marine park covering the entire Waktobi District, it comprises 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 host tropical coral reefs. Wakatobi has the highest number of reef and fish species in the world. The islands are form the largest barrier reef in Indonesia, second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It is the habitat of large and small fish species, dolphins, turtles and whales. The island group comprises 143 islands of which 7 are inhabited, counting a total population of around 120,000. Most notable are the Bajo communities, seafaring nomads who inhabit many of Indonesia’s remote islands.

About Tomia Island

Tomia is the third island of Wakatobi, which can be reached within 2-4 hours by public boat from Wangi-Wangi or Wanci. This island has been a famous dive site for more than 10 years, with one resort even opening a direct route from Bali to Tomia Island for its guests. Public boats will dock at Waha or Jabal Harbou Wangiwangi. Besides the beauty of its underwater life, Tomia can be explored using  motorbike, bike or car. Enjoy your time in Tomia Island with several activities ; visit local community, enjoy local food, enjoy beautiful beaches along the coast, heritage sites, caves or simply cruise around the island.

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