Marine life


Popular creatures

Green turtle 

SPOT : Kamekichi, sand triangle, 7 banzaki etc.

They usually sleep besides rocks or corals when low tide. There is high possibility to see sea turtles in kerama.

Broadclub cuttlefish 

SPOT : Sand triangle, Paraiso, 7 banzaki, Hizushi etc.

The squids possibly become bigger than 50cm! You can find them in the shallow water from winter to spring.

Clown anemonefish 

SPOT : Sand triangle, Aliger cable, Toma No2 etc.

There 3 stripes on their body. Looking at them swimming around sea anemones makes us at ease.

Golden sweeper 

SPOT : Kamigusuku, Drango lady, Triple stone etc.

They are swarming around coral and rocks. The school of golden sweeper is as beautiful as shooting stars

Swallowtail cardinalfish 

SPOT : Toma No2, Dragon lady, Triple stone etc.

You can see their bones through their half transparent body. They reflect sun light, that is very beautiful.

Hawksbilll turtle

SPOT : Giship, Sand triangle, Hizushi etc.

You are able to see them almost for sure if you dive at a certain site. They are incautious, so it is easy to get close to them.

Garden eel

SPOT : Toma No.2, Aliger cable, Gragon lady

It is lovely to them coming out from sand.
Do not get too close otherwise they will easily hide!

Red-spotted blenny 

SPOT : Chishi, Yakabi tunnel etc.

Frogfishes are small and stocky. They hide in a small hole on a rock or corals. The orange dotted face is very charming.

Yellowtail clownfish 

SPOT : Everywhere

It is the most popular kind of anemonefish among 6 species. They have 2 white stripes on their body

Double-lined fusilier 

SPOT : Everywhere

They are well known as a typical okinawan fish to eat. They doesn’t stand out, but worth seeing when they make a big school.

Micro creatures

Boxer crab

SPOT : Susaki、Chishi、Nanaban zaki

Hiding under the boulders. It has sea anemones on its scissors and can prevent predation from foreign enemies. The appearance of intimidating sea anemones is like a cheerleader.

Samla bicolor

SPOT : Corals, rocks

A whitish blue glaucus with a body length of about 1 cm. Since it is the fastest among sea slugs, it is difficult to focus when shooting.

Yellow boxfish

SPOT : Paraiso, Aliger, Ohsone

The appearance is different between young and adult fish. The young fish is with black spots on its yellow body
witch looks very charming.

Bicolour parrotfish

SPOT : Anywhere

The appearance is different between young and adult fish. The juvenile has a red head. It is also edible in Okinawa.

Tropical fish

Sea goldie 

SPOT : Kuroshima twin rocks, Shizuru etc

It has a bright orange color and is known for forming harems. It can transform from female to male.

Red-toothed triggerfish

SPOT : Kuroshima twin rocks, Shizuru, Susaki, Otokoiwa

They make a flock at sites with strong current. It is a member of the black Triggerfish family with a body length of about 30 cm. Their teeths are red.

Red lionfish

SPOT : TomaNo.2、Dragon lady、Triple stones、Yakara

It is a particularly gorgeous among scorpion fish. The spines on the dorsal fin are poisonous. It is often found in the roots of corals where small fish flock.

Red-bar anthias 

SPOT : Uchizan, Toma No1, Ohsone

It is a member of the Anthiinae subfamily, which is characterized by its deep red color. It forms a harem like other anthiinae do.

Pyramid butterflyfish

SPOT : Shizuru, Susaki, Uchakashi

It is a kind of butterflyfish with beautiful white and orange. They make a big school at sites with strong current.

Stocky anthias

SPOT : Toma No.1、Ohsone

It is a type of pink-colored Anthoine. In Japan, it was first discovered in the Kerama Islands, so the Japanese name contains “Kerama”.

Blue green damselfish

SPOT : Kuefu north, Toma No2, Nozaki, Ohsone

It is a light blue fish that flock to the branch coral. If they are vigilant, they will escape into the coral all at once. The contrast of corals and fish are very beautiful.

Amethyst anthias 

SPOT : Kuroshima north twin rocks, Shizuru etc

It has a bright bluish purple color and it is known as fish making a harem. It is transformed from female to male.

Special creatures

Orange-striped shrimpgoby

SPOT : Ohsone

It is a type of goby with a white body with an orange line. It coexists with pistol shrimps, which create burrows in sandy areas. If they feel danger, they will hide in the holes.

Painted frogfish

SPOT : Toma No.2、Dragon lady

Small individuals can be found at sandy points in winter. There are variety of colours such as orange, green, yellow and black.

Alfred manta

SPOT : Uchizan

It is especially likely to appear in Uchizan in September and October. You can observe hovering at the cleaning station.

Dogtooth tuna

SPOT : Kuroshima north twin rocks, Kamigusuku, Twin towers etc

They are often found at sites in the open ocean with strong currents. They are swimming in a row.

Whitetip reef shark 

SPOT : Kuroshima north twin rocks, Twin towers etc

You can see them swimming, but they often stay still in tunnels and caves. It runs away when approaching.

leaf scorpionfish

SPOT : Toma No.2、Nozaki、Aliger、Triple stones

It is a kind of scorpionfish that mimics fluttering leaves. There are various colours such as green, orange, white, black, and pink.

ribbon eel

SPOT : Uchizan, North hirase, Meoto iwa

I usually get their head out of the scree. When it swims out of the hole, it looks like a ribbon for rhythmic gymnastics. They change their body colour from black to blue to yellow as it grows.

Pygmy seahorse

SPOT : Kuroshima north twin rocks、Otoko iwa, Uchakashi、Tacchu etc

The maximum body length is about 1 cm. It is attached to a pink sea fan at a depth of about 20 m or deeper and mimics a branch.

Giant trevally

SPOT : Uchizan, Shimosone

It is a large horse mackerel with a maximum of 1.5 m. They sometimes swim around divers.

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