VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN Official Okinawa Travel Guide

Diving and Snorkeling

Why Dive in Okinawa?

Dive in Okinawa

With an abundance of colorful gem-like fish swimming around the beautiful coral reefs, the waters around Okinawa are perfect for diving. There are diving spots throughout Okinawa, drawing drivers from around the world who become captivated by the clear waters and stunning beaches.
The waters around Okinawa are a paradise for sea life, including sea turtles and humpback whales. In addition to the colorful tropical fish, such as clownfish, famous from the movie Finding Nemo, and colorful butterfly fish, if you are lucky, you may even see manta rays in Ishigaki and hammerhead sharks in Yonaguni, which are admired by many divers.

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Okinawa is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The warm Japan Current creates the perfect environment for coral habitat. It is said that about 415 species out of the world’s 800 species of coral inhabit the waters around Okinawa, and the sight of colorful gem-like fish swimming around the coral reefs are as good as it gets for a tropical sea paradise.