Jun 192011

The status of Karimunjawa as one of the preserved national marine park in Indonesia gives evidence on how beautiful the underwater life is in the islands. No need to rent high cost diving gear or search for a specific location just to view forest of colorful coral reefs and all their inhabitants.

Karimunjawa is and island chain stretching in a northwesternly direction 83 km from Jepara. Central Java. This archipelago is a cluster of 27 island in the java sea. The reefs are a mixture of fringing, barrier, and patch with bottom depths ranging from 15 to 40 meters.  Continue reading »

May 202011

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty and Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Fadel Muhammad on Friday launched the Indonesian version of the University of Queensland`s publication “Coral Reefs and Climate Change: The Guide for Education and Awareness”.

Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Fadel Muhammad in collaboration with the University of Queensland arranged for the book to be translated into Indonesian, the Australian Embassy here said in media release on Friday.

“Australia is widely recognized for world class research in environmental sciences. We are pleased that through this book, we will be able to contribute and work together in conserving the beautiful reefs of Indonesia,” said Ambassador Moriarty. Continue reading »

May 012011

Operating a dive resort that provides discerning travelers with a great diving holiday is our core business. At the same time, the issues of marine conservation and community development remain a key inspiration and driving force behind all our efforts.

Recognizing the need for sustainable marine resource protection within the Wakatobi region, the Collaborative Reef Conservation Program was developed by the founders of the Wakatobi Dive Resort in consultation with local leaders and village elders. Continue reading »