zamami Island


kerama ocean, diving shop



people in kerama ocean

You can enjoy a variety of marine activities in the ocean waters around Zamami Island Island.

As we had previously introduced, Zamami Island is located near Naha, and is proud of its surrounding clear waters. You can experience a variety of marine sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. This time we visited the Kerama Ocean waters and found a place that offers snorkeling from a glass bottom boat. The glass bottom boat is unique in that it allows you to conveniently view the under water beauty of the ocean water and could be considered part of a ‘natural aquarium’. If you want to get closer to the underwater life, snorkeling from the boat is also available.

turtle, diving

coral reef

If you are lucky, you might be able to see a sea turtle or manta!

Zamami Island is recognized as the mecca for diving among divers from all over the world.
This clear transparent blue ocean has attracted many photographers and filmmakers and their work has made this Island famous. There are more than 200 kinds of coral reefs that inhabit the waters around Zamami Island, so many divers are enchanted by its wondrous and mysterious appearance. The reason why it’s so popular among divers is because its waters are notably more transparent than other ocean areas. You’ll feel like you are lost in a sea palace, right out of old Japanese folklore, by being embraced with its everlasting blue ocean.

mozuku soba noodle

mozuku wayama

Fill your empty stomach with Mozuku-soba after snorkeling!

After a long day of marine activities, you’ll probably have worked up quite an appetite. The Wayama Mozuku restaurant is conveniently located near the Kerama Ocean and offers Zamami’s specialty, mozuku with noodles. Mozuku is edible Japanese seaweed and it’s commonly eaten with vinegar. It’s black appearance might scare you at first, but you’ll come to like its crunchy texture! The mozuku they use are raised by the owner of Wayama and are kneaded into the noodle dough, making it easy to eat even for a beginner. The soup stock is made from bonito and is very delicious! Please try this dish if you visit Zamami island!

【Mozuku-soba Wayama】
Address:9 Zamami Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa


8 Zamami Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa

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Address 8 Zamami Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa
Hours 9:00~18:00
Phone 098-987-3133