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Okinawa

Endless exploration, above and under water

Kon’nichiwa Okinawa!

Located in the southwestern tip of Japan, Okinawa is comprised of a chain of 140 islands. Its crystal-clear waters, also one of the best in the world, allow divers to truly appreciate its stunning underwater seascapes.

From caves and tunnels to drops and wrecks are all commonplace, and the endless opportunities to explore are what makes the diving in Okinawa so addictive. The mysterious ruins of Yonaguni and the scattered remnants of from WWII, to the Manta Scramble of Ishigaki Island and the schools of gigantic hammerhead shark at Kume Island, Okinawa is a diver’s delight.

Thanks to the subtropical temperatures, Okinawa has a rich diversity and many marine species can be found year-round, which includes octopuses, moray eels, sea turtles, cuttlefish, and manta rays.Divers also frequently report seeing large schools of dog tooth tuna and big eye trevally.

The Kerama Islands
Kuroshima Island offers 3 dive sites with excellent visibility but there are strong currents. Moreover, this diving is reserved for experienced divers. The first is Twin Rocks which is famous for its two rocks coming out of the water with a vertical descent of nearly 30m. You can find green turtles, barracuda, tuna, white tip sharks and manta ray . The second is Hija Bay next to Twin Rocks, there are many corals and fauna like Threefin blenny, scorpion fish and The Yaeyama Blenny. At least, Kuroshima South is a great reef composed of crevices and cornice. You can see rays-eagles, manta rays and turtles .

Tokashi Island
The largest and most populated island of Kerama , the dive sites are located on the west coast of the island. Uminciyu is a famous island located next to Tokashiku Beach, the artificial reefs at this place attracts a lot of tropical fish and tourists. Aharen Lighthouse is located next to the lighthouse with the same name, the light seeps through the rocks and creates a beautiful panorama; here is little current at this place which attracts many novice divers. Arigaa Cable is a sandy area which has some rocks covered with corals; there are Anthias, Anemones and leaf fish .

Ishigaki Island
The main island of Yaeyama , offers beautiful dives with manta rays. In contrast, regarding what was the most beautiful dive area “Ishigaki National Park”, the massive presence of acanthaster in the spring of 2012 have made this place a desert, there are only manta rays . Between modernity and tradition, Japan is a vast archipelago with a unique and mesmerizing culture. So, enjoy your diving holiday in Japan to meet people and know their cultural and natural wealth.

The main island of Yaeyama , offers beautiful dives with manta rays. In contrast, regarding what was the most beautiful dive area “Ishigaki National Park”, the massive presence of acanthaster in the spring of 2012 have made this place a desert, there are only manta rays . Between modernity and tradition, Japan is a vast archipelago with a unique and mesmerizing culture. So, enjoy your diving holiday in Japan to meet people and know their cultural and natural wealth.