Over 1,000 species! A fish paradise that stands out among the world’s oceans
Okinawa itself is habitat to over 1,000 species of fish, ranging from small to large. Many creatures popular among divers are packed into these waters.
Among Okinawa’s aquatic life are the smaller creatures referred to as “macro.” With its abundance of different habitats, Okinawa is home to a variety of such organisms.
Also, Okinawa has many colorful fish (as you would expect of a tropical island), making it a popular destination for divers with an interest in photography.
Here are some ways you can enjoy Okinawa’s popular macro creatures and fish watching.
In addition to their distinctive and easily recognizable bodies, clownfish almost always live together with sea anemones, making their observation relatively easy.
As such, we recommend that beginning fish watchers start with clownfish. Come to Okinawa and try to find all six species!
It’s fun to look up the age differences in a guide book and then compare them in real life. Spawning season is from spring (when the water temperature rises) to early summer. Check out these super flamboyant and colorful baby fish (juveniles)!
If you check the creature’s habitat in a guidebook, you’ll have a better chance of finding it in the water! Plus, it’s just more fun finding that macro creature by yourself.
Now let’s take a look at some different habitats and the popular sea creatures found in each.
Don’t miss such moving moments in fish life as the release of sperm into the water, the diligent guarding of eggs, and the hatching of babies from eggs.
Their happiness is contagious! Look at them long enough and you, too, will find yourself smiling.
There are countless more macro creatures in the water and countless more ways to enjoy macro diving. Grab a camera and come to Okinawa to meet your favorite macro creatures!