Monday, June 27, 2011

Diving in Takabonerate National Park

DIVE is a fun activity. One of the interesting places to do so is in the National Park, Takabonerate. Because it has the third largest coral atoll in the world named after Kwajifein in the Marshall Islands and the Islands Suvadiva Moldiva. Size atoll is about 220 thousand hectares, with a coral reef flat area of ​​500 square kilometers.

The potential of marine tourism in Takabonerate bring very interesting. Topography is very unique and interesting area, where atolls are composed of clusters of islands reef and reef flats are spacious and sink, forming islands with appreciable amounts.

Among reef islands, narrow straits are deep and steep. While on the surface of the reef flat, there are many small pools are deep and surrounded by coral reefs. At low tide, clearly visible and dry land interspersed puddles that formed small pools.

Plants located in coastal areas dominated by coconut (Cocos nucifera), sea pandanus (Pandanus sp), sea pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), and ketapan (Terminalia catappa).

Coral reefs are already identified as many as 261 species from 17 families in whom eydouxi Pocillopora, Montipora Danae, palifera Acropora, Porites cylindrica, Pavona clavus, Fungia concinna, and others.

Most species of coral has shaped atoll reefs (barrier reef), and the reef edge (fringing reef). Everything is beautiful, coral reefs are still relatively intact.

There are approximately 295 species of reef fish and various species of fish consumption of high economic value such as groupers (Epinephelus spp.), Skipjack (Katsuwonus spp.), Napoleon wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus), and rabbitfish (Siganus sp.).

A total of 244 species of molluscs such as trochus (Trochus niloticus), goat head shells (Cassis cornuta), triton (Charonia tritonis), batulaga (Turbo spp.), Clam shell (Tridacna squamosa), pearl oysters (Pinctada spp.), And the hollow nautilus (Nautilus pompillius).

The types of turtles were recorded, including hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and fission turtle (Dermochelys coriacea).

A total of 15 islands in the Park Taka Bonerate can do diving, snorkeling, and other marine tourism.

If you want to visit the National Park Takabonerate in April to June, and October through December each year. Visiting there, you can use the bus from Makassar to Bulukumba (153 miles) with a travel time of five hours, then to the ferry port Pamatata Selayar with approximately two hours, which continued into the Citadel of approximately 1.5 hours. From Castle to the nearby island of Rajuni Small wooden boat about five hours.

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