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Healthy reefs = happy divers
similandiver - 8/30/2012 4:22 AM
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Healthy reefs = happy diversKomodo National Park, Indonesia

Here at Wicked Diving Komodo, we do more than just dive :) We actually care about and observe our reefs very closely. We are always trying to learn more, to find more ways to help preserve our the reefs and improve them.

One of the ways we do this is by educating our staff, guests and friends about why the reefs and seas in our region are so important the larger biosphere. Here is a section from our ever growing number of pages on the marine life and ecosystem in which we operate:

Komodo National Park has been a national park since 1980 with the Indonesian government recognising the true worth of this fine asset for the local community and economy. In 1986, its status was further elevated and it was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986.

As an area of outstanding beauty, Komodo’s N.P. status was decided upon initially as a way to preserve the unique Komodo dragons and secure further opportunities and potential alternative livelihoods for the local residents, whose roots are firmly set in fishing.

However, it is the marine environment that provides much more potential for longer term tourism. The marine area constitutes 67% of the Park. Famed for its strong currents, nutrient rich waters flow through the park from 2 oceans, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean, ensuring healthy corals and therefore an abundance of marine life. You can read the complete article on Komodo Indicator species
-Wicked Diving Komodo