Blue Cave (Maeda Misaki) – Central Okinawa (Onna-Son)
Blue Cave is the most famous place in Okinawa. The actual place name is “Maeda Misaki”, and it is the most visited dive site in Okinawa. There is a paid parking lot, shower rooms, and other convenience facilities such as a snack shop. You equip your gear in the parking lot and go down the stairs to dive. Since it is an area where both beach diving and boat diving are possible, we recommend boat entry for those with weak physical strength. Deep dive of over 30 meters are also possible at this site, therefore, it is also a good site for divers of advanced level or higher.
There are many days when diving can be done in summer when the warm southeast wind blows, and it opens even in winter depending on the sea weather. In summer, the peak season, it is crowded with tourists doing snorkeling and diving, so if you want to go to the Blue cave at this season, we recommend that you go as early as possible.
Site information Underwater attractions : A huge number of tropical fish near the surface, the blue light at the entrance seen from inside the cave. Current : Few Requirements : Open water diver or higher Depth : 5m~ 30m or more Possible activities : Fun dive, Training, Discover dive, Snorkeling
Sunabe - Central Okinawa (Chatan)
It is always crowded with divers because of the advantage of being able to enter directly from the coastal promenade. As soon as you go down the stairs, the reef opens up, and when you leave the reef, it immediately drops to a depth of 5~7 meters. After that, the water gradually deepens, and deep diving of more than 25 meters is possible.
Site information Underwater attractions: A colorful soft coral colony in shallow water (5~10 meters) Current : Few Requirements : Open water diver or higher Depth : 5m~25m Possible activities : Fun dive, Training, Discover dive, Snorkeling
Makiminato - Central Okinawa (Urasoe city)
This beach site is located about 15 minutes by car from the airport. There are no convenience facilities around, but the advantage is that entry is possible only by going down a short stairs. Entry point is made of coarse sand and coral, so it is very transparent. It gradually deepens to the north, the soft coral colonies at depths of 5~10 meters are pretty gorgeous. Tiny underwater creatures live in every nook and cranny, and this site is good for diving training, check diving or night diving.
Site information Underwater attractions: Shallow-dwelling corals, tiny underwater creatures, and many crustaceans during the night.
Current : Few Requirements : Open water diver or higher Depth : 5m~25m Possible activities : Check dive, Fun dive, Training, Discover dive, Snorkeling
Ojima island – Southern Okinawa (Nanjo city)
Almost the only beach site in Okinawa where you can dive at any time regardless of the season. Although it is an island, but it is connected to the Okinawa main island by a bridge therefore can be reached by car. The entire island is made up of shallow reefs. The island is very small, surrounded by land and always calm.
Site information Underwater attractions: Tiny underwater creatures hiding in the sand Current : Occasionally Requirements : Open water diver or higher Depth : 6m Possible activities : Diving training
NAHA SEASIDE PARK
This is an artificial beach in Naha city. The parking lot, shower room(paid), and toilet are kept clean and comfortable to use. It is designed for year-round diving and is optimized for training and check diving. Soft corals and hard corals grow so much that it is hard to think of it as a city beach, and nudibranchs and fish that are not often seen in other places are also found. Visibility is worse than other dive sites. (about 5m)
Site information Underwater attractions : Surprisingly huge corals and tropical fish that live nearby Current : Few Requirements : Open water diver or higher Depth : 5m Possible activities: Check dive, Diving training
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