WAKATOBI BOASTS MARINE HEALTH LIKE NOWHERE ON EARTH
Wakatobi is located in Indonesia, in the Southeast of Sulawesi Island. It is a small archipelago of 4 islands called Wangiwangi, Kaledupa, Tomea, and Binongko. The name is an acronym of these 4 islands names.
Underwater Photography in Wakatobi – Indonesia boasts greater biodiversity and species of marine life than anywhere else on earth. The South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean converge here, on the world’s largest archipelago of more than 18,000 islands, and the result is spectacular diving, exceptionally healthy reefs and an abundance of fish activity. Thriving off Indonesia’s 54,000 kilometers/34,000 miles of coastline is more than 600+ coral and 3000 fish species. The underwater photography opportunities in Indonesia are abundant and the diving is in a class of its own.
More than 3500 marine species live in Indonesian waters. From pygmy seahorses and schooling hammerhead sharks to manta rays and sunfish, the marine animals are spectacular. Octopus, moray eels, cuttlefish, turtles, sharks, jackfish, dolphins, emperor angelfish, groupers, goatfish, sweetlips, frogfish, pipefish, lionfish, scorpion fish and leaf fish abound. Invertebrates also flourish here. Divers can check out sea fans, sponges, soft corals, feather stars hard corals, hydroids, whip corals and colourful nudibranchs.