WA stands for Wangi Wangi, KA is for Kaledupa, TO for Tomia, and BI for Binongko, and what do you get whenever you put all the names of the islands together? The best tropics paradise that lies in the heart of the world’s precious Coral Triangle, this is WAKATOBI!
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Regardless if you’re a qualified diver, occasional snorkeler, or merely a laid-back traveler, the adventure of Wakatobi Islands begins here. Seeing the sun rises majestically on the horizon while the dolphins swim and leap around your ship couldn’t much better start to your adventure. You may rent a boat in the Sombu or Mola Harbor which can take you about Kapota Cape to see these exceptional attractions.
This close encounter with playful sea creatures in their very own habitat is one of a type sensation. On this dolphin watching the adventure, you’ll also see a distinctive collaboration between dolphins and locals artisans who use kites to catch the tuna. The anglers detect where the dolphins are swimming and go to their areas since they know this is really where dolphins feed on lettuce.
Encompassed by mangrove forests and coconut trees, the island of Kaledupa boasts a quiet and more serene atmosphere when compared to the other islands. The total tranquility is mainly felt in the nearby Hoga Island which is the Center for Science and Research conducted by the Operation Wallacea.
Boasting crystal clear water, pristine soft white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and nothing, but the sound of the waves racing to the beach, this is the best as it gets with regards to an ideal getaway.
The third island of Wakatobi, Tomia was a renowned dive site for more than 10 years. With more than 40 dive sites which were named and mapped with easy access to nearly all of them, the island of Tomia has already established its name among sailors worldwide. Among the numerous, Roma’s Reef is crucial among veteran sailors as a tough yet beautiful website.
Almost resembling a significant city, Roma’s reef is quite busy with vibrant underwater lifestyle. Here, you can find schools of Giant Trevalleys, sea snakes coming up from the sea floor, turtles gliding by majestically, as well as various vibrant bass dance among the soft corals.
In Binongko you’ll be greeted with the warm hospitality and friendliness of the regional people. A beautiful traditional welcoming dance is done by a set of young women accompanied by the traditional gambus music when a bunch of tourists visits the island. Binongko is the island where one can find these genuinely skilled blacksmiths. Here you can observe how steel is forged, shaped, and sharpened using traditional techniques which were passed on down generations. Some consider that the knives and machetes produced on Binongko are the best in Indonesia. Off its beaches, Binongko also provides excellent snorkeling and diving experiences with lots of glorious underwater splendors to enjoy.