Our Japanese Adventures set sail to Okinawa, the country’s southernmost islands.

Denis Loctier, Euronews: “Okinawa is Japan’s subtropical paradise: its crystal-blue waters with pristine coral reefs are among the world’s greatest scuba diving destinations.”

The water is warm, and its transparency is unbelievable.

Already at 15 metres deep, we discover some of the stunning seascapes of the Kerama Shoto National Park — the boundless coral reefs teeming with life. Some of these species are very hard to find anywhere else.

Yoichi Miyahira, Dive guide, Dive inn Hama: “There are plenty of small islands around here, and the underwater life is extremely diverse. If you sail a bit farther away from inhabited islands, you can even spot humpback whales.”

Denis Loctier

Denis Loctier is a senior Euronews science and nature correspondent, producer and presenter of the "Ocean" documentary series, exploring themes such as pollution and marine life, the blue economy, sustainable fishing, aquaculture, climate change, ocean energy and more. Since 2001, he has produced short TV documentaries on more than 150 international research projects and covered a variety of other topics, from international politics and military conflicts to economy and tourism. Denis Loctier holds a double PhD degree in philology and information and communication sciences.

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