Kesesuaian dan Daya Dukung Wisata Selam Berdasarkan Ekosistem Terumbu Karang di Pulau Kelapan Kabupaten Bangka Selatan.

Suitability and Carrying Capacity of Diving Tourism Based on Coral Reef Ecosystems on Kelapan Island, South Bangka Regency.

  • Renny Jayanti Manajemen Sumberdaya Perairan Universitas Bangka Belitung
  • Wahyu Adi Manajemen Sumberdaya Perairan Universitas Bangka Belitung
  • Dedi Dedi Manajemen Sumberdaya Perairan Universitas Bangka Belitung

Abstract

Kelapan Island has a natural resource potential, namely coral reef ecosystems. The high potential of coral reefs on
Kelapan Island can be utilized for diving tourism activities. Therefore, the aims of this study areto provide information
on the level of suitability of diving tourism and the carrying capacity of the area on Kelapan Island, South Bangka
Regency for marine tourism activities in the diving tourism category. The study was conducted in September 2020 on
Kelapan Island, South Bangka Regency.The data of coral reef were collected using the Line Intercept Transect (LIT)
method while the data of coral reef fish were collected using the roaming method (timed swim). The results of the
calculation of the Diving Tourism Suitability Index at eight research stations on Kelapan Island are categorized into the
appropriate category (S2). The percentage of tourism suitability index for station 1 is 77.78%, station 2 is 96.3%, station
3 is 77.78%, station 4 is 70.37%, station 5 is 72.22%, station 6 is 70.37%, station 7 is 90.74%, and station 8 is 96.35%.
The area of the coral reefs use for diving tourism activities on Kelapan Island is 179,151 m² with the carrying capacity
of the area that can accommodate 717 visitors (persons/day).

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Published
2021-04-29
How to Cite
Jayanti, R., Adi, W. and Dedi, D. (2021) “Kesesuaian dan Daya Dukung Wisata Selam Berdasarkan Ekosistem Terumbu Karang di Pulau Kelapan Kabupaten Bangka Selatan.”, Akuatik: Jurnal Sumberdaya Perairan, 15(1), pp. 23-29. doi: 10.33019/akuatik.v15i1.3106.
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