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Sand Cross

Sand Cross or Yonbori: Dive Site in Japan with Stunning Coral Formations

Discover the breathtaking dive site known as Sand Cross or Yonbori, located in Uza, Yomitan, Nakagami, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. This serene dive spot showcases an intricate network of coral formations and mesmerizing coral sand pathways that connect these formations. Offering a diverse topography with arches, tunnels, and crevices, this underwater paradise teems with vibrant marine life.

While the site has unfortunately experienced a decline in the population of Yaemenid fishes over the past few years, the corals in the shallower areas are showing remarkable signs of recovery. Prepare to be amazed as you witness these corals returning to their former vibrant state.

Sand Cross or Yonbori is home to an abundant variety of both soft and hard corals, including the beautiful Yasemidorii community. Keep an eye out for magnificent turtles such as loggerheads, green turtles, and hawksbill turtles, as they inhabit the area. Additionally, within the vast Napoleon fish territory, encountering these majestic creatures is a possibility, albeit rare. Prepare to be surrounded by a plethora of fish species, including snappers, wrasses, and occasional sightings of rare nudibranchs.

With excellent visibility of up to 20 meters and a maximum depth of 22 meters, this dive site is perfect for advanced and expert divers seeking an awe-inspiring underwater adventure. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Sand Cross or Yonbori and witness the natural beauty that Japan has to offer.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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