As Vast And Exciting As The Countries In This Region
Scuba diving in Asia can take you
to areas that host a greater variety of marine life than anywhere else on
earth. You can dive in the South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian
Ocean, or submerge in the area where these waters mix to form the epicenter of
biodiversity – The Coral Triangle. Wreck diving on historic shipwrecks, wall
diving on offshore pinnacles from a liveaboard or shore diving on a house
reef are all possibilities when diving in Asia. The diving choices are as vast
and exciting as the countries in this region.
Located at the southwestern tip of the Japanese archipelago, Okinawa is comprised of 160 islands, 49 of which are inhabited, spreading 1000 kilometres/620 miles from east to west and 400 kilometres/250 miles from north to south. Okinawa’s proximity to Southeast Asia once made it an important trading hub; now, the region is growing in popularity as a dive destination for Chinese and Korean tourists due to its beauty and close proximity to Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul.