Snorkeling around the healthy coral reef of Miyako-jima, Okinawa, Japan
100 sq km of healthy coral reef called Yabiji Coral Reef around the Miyako Islands, Okinawa, Japan
Yabiji Coral Reef from above:
Miyako Island belongs to the Miyako Island group which is known as one of the world's best diving destinations, having a number of coral species and marine life as large as those in the Great Barrier Reef. Over 400 types of corals, 5 types of sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and many kinds of tropical fish species all live around the islands of Okinawa Prefecture.
The Miyako Islands are also known for some of the world's clearest waters with 50-60m visibility.
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