E3S Web Conf.
Volume 31, 2018The 2nd International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||08. Environmental Conservation|
|Published online||21 February 2018|
Suitability Analysis For Scuba Diving To Develop Marine Tourism At Saebus Island, East Java, Indonesia
UKSA-387 Diving Club Diponegoro University, 50275 Jl. Prof. Soedarto SH, Tembalang Campus, Semarang, Indonesia
2 Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Diponegoro University, 50275 Jl. Prof. Soedarto SH, Tembalang Campus, Semarang, Indonesia
3 Coastal Disaster Rehabilitation and Mitigation Center, Integrated Laboratory, Diponegoro University, 50275 Jl. Prof. H. Soedarto, SH, Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Indonesian government currently has policies to improve the performance of the tourism sector, including marine tourism. One of the attractions of marine tourism is the coral ecosystem especially through scuba diving activities. The purpose of this study was to determine the suitability of the coral ecosystem on Saebus Island, East Java, to find appropriate locations for scuba diving activities. Purposive samplings were done around the island to determine four stations which will be assessed through suitability analysis. Tourism Suitability Index was used to assess all stations for scuba diving activities. The result showed that all four stations were categorized as very suitable with the score: 85%, 85%, 85% and 83%, respectively. Several aspects that need to be improved and anticipated for diving at all stations are coral coverage and water current. These results suggest that there are several spots around Saebus Island that are suitable for diving site, and can be promoted as marine tourism destination.
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