Dive into the Secrets of Coral Reefs
Help preserve marine flora and fauna
Coral reefs are unique animal formations that play a vital role in ocean ecosystems. In recent years, however, climate change has led to rises in sea temperatures, causing the algae that corals feed upon to migrate to cooler waters. This, in turn, has bleached large swathes of coral around the world, causing ocean biodiversity to suffer.
In 2003, researchers in Onna Village on Okinawa Island succeeded in restoring cultivated corals to the sea. At Okinawa Diving Service Lagoon, you can learn all about coral science and observe coral growing in tanks. Adopt a piece of coral by attaching it to a concrete base.
You can also take a short boat ride and snorkel or dive down to the ocean floor to see where your coral will help contribute to the future of Okinawa’s marine life. Environmental enthusiasts should not miss this unique experience.
Access: Fly to Naha airport from Haneda (about 3 hrs.), then take the bus to Onna Village (about 100 mins.).
Okinawa Diving Service Lagoon
339 Onna, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa-ken
About 3-4 hours