Sail Wakatobi-Belitung is expected to be the biggest international marine event in 2011 in three consecutive years after Sail Bunaken in 2009 and Sail Banda in 2010.
After the successful Sail Bunaken 2009 in Manado, North Sulawesi, and Sail Banda 2010 in Maluku, the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry will again organize a similar event in Southeast Sulawesi and Bangka-Belitung provinces in 2011.
To be called Sail Wakatobi-Belitung 2011, the event will again attract marine lovers from all over the world in a spirit for adventure to come and join in for sharing new experience and exploring the marine beauty of Wakatobi and Bangka-Belitung waters.
Wakatobi district head Hugua said the local people and he loved every moment of it to host the Sail Wakatobi-Belitung as part of Indonesia 2011 activity.
He said at least 1.3 million hectares of Wakatobi are part of Wakatobi National Marine Park with Karang Mari Mabo, Onemobaa, Pulau Hioga, and Pantai Patuno diving sites.
Divers, tourists, and guests will have an excellent diving holiday and enjoy every moment of it to see the colorful and magnificent underwater life because the area is tremendously rich in marine heritage.
Wakatobi is one of the protected marine national parks in Indonesia.
Known for its built-in Beach and a house reef just twenty meters from the dive center, Wakatobi attracts many professional divers from around the world who want to go diving there.
The Wakatobi Diving Resort is surrounded by stunning and pristine drop-offs, walls and slopes to ridges, caverns, caves and sea-mounts. Here at Wakatobi, the beauty of the marine life is waiting to be discovered and explored by the Sail Banda participants.
Besides, Wakatobi Diving Resort is also offering premier and luxurious accommodation with modern comforts to tourist divers and guests in Bungalows, Garden Bungalows, Beach Bungalows, and Cliff Villas.