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Sustainable Tourism: Okinawa's Coral Reefs

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Join the locals’ efforts to restore the reefs while enjoying diving

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

Surrounded by the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Okinawa archipelago is blessed with crystalline clear waters and colorful coral reefs. Drive to the north of Okinawa island to Onna Village, where you can enjoy diving in the warm ocean and also join local divers who are doing their part to regenerate the coral reefs.

 

Onna has been actively working to protect the coral reefs since 1999. By 2003, they were able to return cultivated corals to the sea.

 

At Okinawa Diving Service Lagoon, you can learn about coral and participate in reef restoration. Combine the opportunity to explore the beautiful marine world while planting a living, long-lasting memento that helps to provide a new addition to the fragile ecosystem.

 

Okinawa, a major proponent of sustainable tourism in Japan, is promoting eco-tourism which is not only educational but leaves a permanent positive footprint for all. Instead of leaving a lock on a bridge that results in damage, place a sustainable gift to nature that reinforces your memory of Okinawa.

 

Come as a guest to Onna, also known as “Coral Village”, and leave as family!

 

All photos: Okinawa Diving Service Lagoon

 

How to get there

 

50 minutes drive from Naha via toll road

 

 

Links

 

Visit Okinawa Japan

 

 

 

More Information

 

Okinawa Prefecture | JNTO Official Website

 

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