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About Coral in Okinawa

Approximately 800 species of coral range over the world and approximately more than 300 species have been identified in the sea of Okinawa. Here in Onna Village, where our resort is located, various species of coral such as Cyphastrea, Acropora and Porites are found. Coral is playing important roles as homes and places to lay eggs for fish, and as barriers to protect beaches, and, moreover, it is also deeply involved in the adjustment of the density of carbon dioxide in the sea.

Between 1997 and 1998, catastrophic damage was caused to the coral by bleaching due to worldwide high water temperature and the coral of Okinawa had also been affected. At the same time, there was a massive occurrence of Acanthaster planci so that the circumstance surrounding the coral got worse year after year.

ANA Intercontinental Manza Beach Resort has been involved in foundation of “Team Churasango” since 2003. And since 2005, it has also been working hard to conserve coral by engaging in such activities as the extermination of Acanthaster planci, natural enemy of coral, underwater cleaning and planting coral seedlings.

In the summer of 2018, “Coral Village,” ~ World’s No.1 coral-friendly village ~ was declared by Onna Village to move towards establishment of Onna brand through promotion of consciousness of each villager for environment and conservation of the rich natural environment and its nurturing. We will continue to engage in the activities to protect coral through collaboration with Onna Village and Onna Fishermen’s Association. Among the leisure activities we provide, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to this coral conservation program. We welcome you to join coral consecration plan which you can enjoy and contribute to nature conservation at the same time.

Coral Conservation Tours: Reservation Required

Start from April 1, 2019

Coral Farm Tour & Coral Seedling & Submarine Jr.II

Entry fee
Adult ¥7,000(13 years above)
Child ¥6,000(3 – 12 years)
Departure time
13:30(Meeting time 13:20)
Tour duration
90 minutes
Capacity
1 to 8 people
  • Visit coral farm at Onna-son fisherman’s association
  • Coral seedling planting
  • Beach walk
  • Observing coral farm from Submarine Jr.II and discover underwater world

Coral Farm Tour & Coral Seedling Planting & Coral Field Snorkeling

Entry fee
Adult ¥10,000(13 years above)
Child ¥8,000 (6 – 12 years)
Departure time
15:20(Meeting time 15:10)
Tour duration
100 minutes
Capacity
1 to 6 people
  • Visit coral farm at Onna-son fisherman’s association
  • Coral seedling planting
  • Beach walk
  • Snorkeling on coral reefs and observing coral farm.

Coral Farm Tour & Coral Seedling Planting & Coral Field Diving

Entry fee
Adult ¥17,500(13 – 64years)
Departure time
10:00(Meeting time 09:45)
Tour duration
120 minutes
Capacity
1 to 4 people
  • Visit coral farm at Onna-son fisherman’s association
  • Coral seedling planting
  • Beach walk
  • Diving on coral reefs and observing coral farm

※All prices include consumption tax.

※Desired menu may not be available due to full occupancy, bad weather and equipment maintenance.

Tour Schedule

1

Coral reef lecture

Lecture about current condition of coral in Okinawa, learn about importance of environment conservation at the coral farm in the Onna Village fishing port.

2

Coral seedling

Let’s try coral seedling at the coral farm.

3

Beach walk

Take a walk from the coral farm to the beach.
Keeping the beach clean will be led to coral conservation.

4

Observation tour to the coral farm

Submarine Jr.II or Snorkeling or Diving.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to this coral conservation program.

Appreciation will be issued to all those who have participated in these activities from Onna Village and our hotel.

All day dining Aqua Belle will be available to all those who have participated in these activities with a special price.

Reservation by phone • Inquiries

TEL 098-966-2212 (9:00 ~ 18:00)

About Onna village

Onna village is located in the west coast of central the main island of Okinawa, facing the East China Sea in the northwest. It is a village rich in nature, surrounded by mountains such as Mt. Onna.
The entire Onna Village is designated as an Okinawa Seashore National Park, the coastline is about 46 km, and the vast coral reef area is about 3000 square meters.

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