Dive Site: Siru, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan

Anthias above the reef at siru diving kerama okinawa japan diveplanit banner

Site Overview

Site Type: Reef/Scenic
Depth: Top: 11MMedian: 16MBottom: 25M
Location: On the northern tip of Amuro Island, on the south coast of Zamami Island.

Description

Siru dive site is a pretty coral garden with small bommies scattered across a sandy bottom, with lots of anthias, yellow stripe snapper and anemones. There are large forests of staghorn coral where you’ll find many species of wrasse and maybe a banded sea snake or two. Under the overhangs – large schools of juvenile glass fish.

This is the reef at first sighting: coral meadows with tiny reef fish everywhere

Divers over the reef at Siru diving Kerama Okinawa Japan by Diveplanit

Everywhere you’ll find pretty coral heads

Pretty coral head at Siru diving Kerama Okinawa Japan by Diveplanit

A school of friendly yellow striped snapper drift through the site – unperturbed by divers.

Under the over hangs and in many of the hollows Juvenile Glass fish are to be found.

Juvenile Glass fish at Siru diving Kerama Okinawa Japan by Diveplanit

Down on the sand we found this Banded sea snake

Banded sea snake at Siru diving Kerama Okinawa Japan by Diveplanit