Jul 102011

Hoga island, Wakatobi, SE Sulawesi. (ANTARA/Prasetyo Utomo )

Kendari, South East Sulawesi (ANTARA News) – The Tourism and Culture Service of Wakatobi district, South East Sulawesi, is now opening registration for participants of an undersea photo contest.

“We are now opening registration beginning today. A number of photographers from various regions in Indonesia have registered to take part in the undersea photo contest,” head of Wakatobi tourism and culture service Tawakal said here on Sunday.

He said the theme of the photo contest was : “The Beauty of Under Water World Coral Reef Triangle. It will be held as part of the Sail Wakatobi Belitong activities whose opening would be entered in Wakatobi. Continue reading »

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 »