Sea Walk at Okinawa
One of the easiest ways to enjoy Okinawa’s underwater beauty is by an "underwater walk". It is an easy and safe way for people who don't snorkel, dive, or even swim, to get up close to Okinawa's rich coral reefs and abundant marine life.
Oxygen is pumped from the boat through a tube directly into a lightweight, pressurised helmet that sits comfortably on your shoulders, leaving your entire head dry. One session usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes, including orientation and transportation to and from the site, with walks lasting 15 to 20 minutes each time. Okinawa's warm waters mean you can do underwater walks year-round.
There are a number of places you can try this activity on Okinawa Island, including ANA Intercontinental Beach Resort Manza in Onna and Marine Club Berry Kouki Beach in Nago. Located near a marine park, you can expect to see marine life like turtles, eagle rays, clownfish, and seahorses. The Sesoko Beach Marine Club in Motobu has seawalk excursions to the famous “Gorilla Chop” site, which is popular for diving and snorkelling thanks to its abundance of marine life.
As you walk along the seabed to discover more, enjoy the unique sensation of being surrounded by the abundant marine life around you. For more on marine activities, check out VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN | Official Okinawa Travel Guide.