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Taketomi Island UW hotspring

Located on the north side of Taketomi Island in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture, this dive site is easily accessible, just a 15-minute boat ride from Ishigaki Island. At a depth of 20 meters, divers will discover a series of fascinating underwater formations, characterized by mortar-shaped sand structures from which bubbles of hot spring water gush out, creating a unique and awe-inspiring experience.

The shallow area of this site is teeming with vibrant corals and offers a spectacular display of sea fans. Divers can expect to encounter an abundance of Debas damsels, kusa gobies, and mantis shrimps amidst the coral formations. And keep an eye out for the majestic sea turtles that frequently grace these waters.

Although the water temperature at this spot may reach hot levels of 48 degrees Celsius, wintertime visits offer a warm and comfortable experience. The surrounding seawater remains pleasantly tempered, with only a slight variation in temperature due to a thermocline. Additionally, the sandy area of this dive site is adorned with roots that provide an enchanting backdrop for observing the diverse marine life.

With visibility reaching up to 18 meters and a maximum depth of 16 meters, this dive site caters to divers of all levels, making it an ideal destination for beginners. Its convenient location near Nishiyashiki, Taketomi, Yaeyama, ensures easy access for divers looking to explore the wonders of Okinawa's underwater world.

Discover the best diving experience on Taketomi Island, Japan, and immerse yourself in the beauty of this unique dive site.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 2, 2023

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Overview of Taketomi Island UW hotspring

Depth:16m
Visibility: 0m - 18m
Experience level:
beginner

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