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The Crystal-Clear Waters of Japan's Miyako Island Are a Diver's Paradise

by Matador Creators Jan 3, 2023

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience under the sea, you won’t want to miss out on exploring the waters of Miyako Island, Japan. Known for its incredible coral reefs and variety of marine life, this is a dream destination for divers and snorkelers. Located off the south coast of Okinawa, this subtropical paradise is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse marine life in the world, and is one of the most peaceful destinations for divers looking to explore the ocean’s depths.

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Miyako Island Japan has something for every type of diver – from beginners looking to get their feet wet to experienced divers looking for a challenge. The island’s warm waters provide a great opportunity for novice divers to practice their skills in a safe environment with plenty of guidance from local instructors. Experienced divers can take advantage of the island’s deeper wrecks and caves that are teeming with marine life.

The most unique spot to explore is the Ten No Umi Cave, which is filled with stalactites and stalagmites as well as schools of fish. You can also find one-of-a-kind coral reefs throughout the island’s shoreline. Because coral can sometimes be fragile depending on its age and location, it’s important to follow all safety precautions when diving around these areas. You’ll be rewarded with an array of vibrant colors from orange and yellow to purple and blue — making each dive even more exciting. Not only will you see some amazing things underwater but if you time your visit right, you might even spot some dolphins playing nearby too.

There’s also plenty to do above water on Mayako Island. Here you can enjoy stunning sunsets over the ocean while listening to calming waves crashing against the shoreline, or take a morning walk through lush forest trails lined with exotic plants and colorful flowers. There are also plenty of outdoor activities such as kayaking or paddle boarding available if you want to add some extra adventure into your trip too! In addition, there are lots of delicious local restaurants where you can try traditional Japanese cuisine after your day spent scuba diving or snorkeling around the island.

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