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The Beauty of Tomia Island

The Beauty of Tomia Island
The popularity of Wakatobi National Park is already global. Dedicated as an area with the best diving spots in the world, making the Wakatobi National Park area a mandatory destination that must be visited in Indonesia. located in Wakatobi Regency, Southeast Sulawesi Province, this national park area has a surprise underwater beauty that is never bored to talk about. if you visit Wakatobi, stop by one of the islands called the smallest among the other four islands, Tomia Island. This island not only presents the beauty of the underwater world, even the land has an attraction that makes the tourists amazed by its beauty.

For anyone who wants to visit Tomia, there are many transportation options that can be used. from Jakarta can take direct flights to Matahura Airport, Wakatobi in Wanci, with a transit in Kendari. You can also do sea trips from Kendari with regular weekly crossing boats directly to Tomia Island. or if you start a trip from Makassar, you can use the PELNI boat to Bau-bau, then cross to Wanci Island in about 12 hours.
The Beauty of Tomia Island
The Beauty of Tomia Island
The Beauty of Tomia Island
if you are satisfied to explore the Tomia plain and can't wait to witness the beauty and richness of the marine biota, visitors can choose between snorkeling or diving. Diving activities can only be done by divers who already have a license. on this island there are experienced dive operators or Dive Centers, with a dive center so there is no need to be afraid to feel dissatisfied with the experience of exploring the underwater world of Tomia Island. the average coral reef on Tomia Island which reaches 1.2 km will spoil the eyes of divers with healthy and well maintained coral reefs, colorful fish and other marine animals appearing shamelessly near the divers. Satisfied watching the beauty of the sea, visitors can return to the land of Tomia while relieving after finishing diving. enjoying the twilight on the Khayangan hill with a stretch of savanna being the perfect cover to end the trip in Tomia and appreciate the beauty offered by Tomia Island.

Tomia Island region consists of two sub-districts, namely East Tomia District which is centered in Usuku and Tomia Induk Sub-district which has a center in the Waha area. On this island there are eighteen villages inhabited by people from the Bugis, Javanese, Bajo and Buton ethnic groups. because it is the smallest island of the other Wakatobi Islands, it only takes about two to three hours to surround the entire area on Tomia Island. The land of Tomia is filled with hills, valleys and vast stretches of savanna. on the Tomia mainland, visitors can also find historical sites such as Fort Patuha. The beauty of the Tomia mainland is no less than the underwater beauty of the island which belongs to the world coral triangle area.