Cape Maeda, Onna-son

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Get to know the inhabitants of a protected marine environment at Cape Maeda, a popular snorkeling and diving site rich in aquatic life and interesting rock formations. Head deep down into the underwater, wave-eroded cave just offshore, watching the color of the water change to a mysterious, evocative blue and meeting the friendly fish who swim up to divers looking for food. Beginner lessons and equipment rental give budding divers and snorkelers a good route into the popular pastimes, while an onsite restaurant and nearby beaches mean anyone not wanting to plunge into the sea will find plenty to occupy their time. To visit Cape Maeda on your trip to Onna-son, use our Onna-son trip itinerary planner .
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  • I stopped by on my way to Onna. Snorkeling in the Blue Grotto is famous, but is quite clean. Staff winter scenery only if waves are high.
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  • Diving point very well, pity that in the summer there are a lot of people, but it's in summer that sells Sugarcane juice!
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  • It was just too windy when we were there. The winds were too strong to stay near the edge, a bit dangerous. The views of the surrounding were awesome. We didn't stay very long as it was going to rain,...  more »
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  • I went here to check out the place but due to weather conditions all water activities (aside from fishing it seemed) was prohibited. Nonetheless, I was impressed with the views. I've heard it's an amazing spot for diving/snorkeling so I definitely plan on going to visit again. Oh and paid parking, bring some yen coins, it's really not expensive at all.
  • If you have experienced any kind of snorkeling before. You can enjoy snorkeling by yourselves without paying money to a tour company or agency. Of course, you should prepare snorkeling equipment for you. Even in winter time, even in raining, you can jump in the ocean like I did, and will be satisfied with views and fish in the water near the beach.
  • Great Spot for snorkeling!! Don't need to go far off the shore. I just had goggles and tuba. Was Awesome! Highly recommended!
  • It was amazing! I definitely recommend a floaty/life vest for the kids because the water can get deep. My husband was so patient with our 10 year old carrying him on his back for two hours. Our son decided he didn't want to snorkel because his mask was giving him trouble. When we went up for lunch we bought him a floaty so my husband could enjoy himself more. (Yes our 10 year old is a great swimmer but he was to short to stand in most places). Parking was full when we got there but you just wait in line till someone leaves. It's 100yen an hour, they sell food, equipment and water shoes in the building.
  • Great place to have a quick snorkelling, 100 yen per hour for parking! Suggest to go there before 10am, as so many tourist and tour will be there! No life jacket rental at there,, suggest to bring your own equipment to there unless you join a tour.

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Onna-son, the quiet village turned beach resort, has a number of accommodations along its coastline. With the urban area consisting of a narrow strip between the mountains and the sea, visitors rarely have to look too far back from the beach for their accommodation, and this suits Onna-son's guests just fine. Luxury and mid-range resorts predominate in Onna-son, while a couple of budget options can be sought out on slightly less scenic roads. Take a look at what's available in Okinawa, with the city offering a much wider choice of acommodations, and located less than an hour away by car.
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