Asian tourists dominated visits tourism to Nusa Penida, Klungkung regency which separated from the mainland of Bali are mostly marine tourism.
“Tourists visit is likely increasing as interest of the community to enjoy the panoramic view of the underwater world is increasing that are managed by the private sector and local government,” said Mis Bahudin as village chief Yeh Pakeh, Nusa Penida, Klungkung regency.
They and the local community continue to encourage the community to participate and promote tourism to boost tourism market in the region.
Hence, Bahudin invites the public to maintain the environment, hygiene and not to damage the coral reefs in the region.
Meanwhile, Captain Ship Quiksilver Wayan Nengah Widiasa added, ships that he drive which has capacity of 400 passengers mostly tourists from China and Taiwan for a trip to Nusa Penida, everyday schedule with no days off.
“Most of the tourists who visit the site are very enthusiastic and proven many tourists to many times to come to Nusa Penida,” he said.
According to him, the area of marine tourism is coincidentally managed by Quiksilver are also some of its shares owned by traditional leaders Bali and local governments so that they are committed to continue to maintain and develop the region become the mainstay of tourism in the area.
In addition, Figure Puri Kesiman (Indigenous leader Bali) Anak Agung Ngurah Kusuma Wardana invites the public to raise awareness protecting the environment, especially the richness and beauty of marine tourism in the area.
“Life in the marine ecosystems Bali if not rescued from now will be destructed and automatically will be left by the tourists,” he said.
He said, all regions in Indonesia have a lot to develop tourism and if tourism in Bali is not to be taken seriously then Bali is slowly left by visitors.