Blue Cave - Maeda Point and Yamada point
Maeda Point is probably the most popular spot on Okinawa, as it is easy to enter by boat and from shore. But not only is Maeda Point popular with humans, it’s also a regular meeting place for schools of batfish, for lionfish, angelfish, clownfish, and parrotfish, as well as trigger fish, sea snakes, squid, octopuses and a whole lot more. And in winter and spring you’ll be able to hear the distant calls from migrating whales and see schools of mackerels and barracuda.
And then there’s the famous Blue Cave, yes it’s a cave, but this isn’t cave diving. This nature-made auditorium is shaped out of the limestone cliffs and when fresh water seeps in from the dense foliage above, it mixes with the sea water to create a spectacular ‘blue’ optical illusion.
|Duration:||2 dives - approx. 5 hours|
|Participants:||1-4 per Instructor|
|Don't Forget:||Swimwear, Towel and Sunscreen
Change for Lunch
Proof of Certification
But let’s not forget Yamada Point..
Yamada Point is a shallow dive, 10m–18m/30ft–60ft, in the same area but protected by the reef so even when those winter seas are a little high, and the wind is blowing strong, we can usually dive here. It has nice hard corals and an impressive coral farm with such variety that a visiting marine biologist called it ‘coral porn’, ahem. Whatever takes your fancy, I guess.
Due to the recent increase in tourism to Okinawa we only offer to dive into the Blue Cave on quiet days as it often will be to crowded to be fun, especially during the summer! We strive to provide a personal experience at all times, depending on daily circumstances will dive to the outer reef which is home to some turtles, either way you'll be able to see less divers and more fish. Dive times here will be limited 40 minutes, this rule has been set by the local fisherman union, which (unfortunately) has a monopoly on most of the dive boats operating around Okinawa. Almost all dive operators on Okinawa are depend the local fisherman, when boat diving.
Training dives of some of our courses will take place here. Discover Scuba Diving will also take place here.