The Blue Cave
Okinawa’s premier diving and snorkeling spot that even beginners can enjoy
Out of the numerous diving and snorkeling spots in Okinawa, the Blue Cave is one of the most famous. The spot is known as the Blue Cave and it is located near Cape Maeda in Onna Village. The cave is tunnel-shaped and was formed over the course of many years as water carved the cave from a rock. Near the entrance of the cave, sunrays pierce through the clear water and reflect off of the white calcareous sea floor, making the entire cave appear to have a blue glow, hence its name. As far as the eye can see, the space is surrounded by light, creating a mystical atmosphere that heals the minds and bodies of those who visit.
The cave can be entered from both sea and land and there is a path along the cliff of Cape Maeda that leads to the cave. However, if you plan to snorkel or dive, we recommend entering the cave from the sea entrance. Snorkeling can be done safely with a life jacket and there are even programs for “experience diving” that enable beginners 8 years old and up to participate. As the entrance of the cave can be reached by boat, it is safe even for beginners.
These tours are held year-round and there are plans that include photo-taking and interacting with tropical fish, so we recommend finding a plan to suit your needs.
The following articles were written by JJ Girls on their experience at the Blue Cave
|469-1 Meada, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
|Pay parking available