Okinawa beach where you can swim with tropical fish, Bisesaki Beach Reef [with video]

Okinawa beach where you can swim with tropical fish, Bisesaki Beach Reef [with video]
If you want to swim with tropical fish in a beautiful Okinawa sea! But you do not have a diver license or equipment. Then, you can see coral reefs and swim with tropical fish with snorkeling alone, such beach is the best. One such beach is “Bisesaki Beach”. Last time I showed the state of the beach near the coast with a video. Near the coast is a beach that you can swim with tropical fish with confidence whether you are not good at swimming or with a small child. This time I will introduce the out around reef of Bisesaki Beach for intermediate level and advanced level. You may not quite understand even if it is called out reaf. When looking at the sea of Okinawa, near the coast is green and it suddenly turns into blue. It is a place that suddenly becomes deeper, saying the place that rapidly changes to blue is called out Reef flat. The place I swam is the red part of the picture below.

Overhead photos around Bisesaki Beach's reaf

Let you watch videos swimming around Bisesaki Beach’s reef

Then, please watch the videos swimming around Bisesaki Beach’s reaf. This movies are taken while holding a smartphone with one hand, so there is quite a hand shake. Nevertheless the sound of water and breathing sound as it is during actual swimming are intact. I think that you can feel a sense of reality swimming around the reefs.

As I swim, big tropical fish appear immediately in front of me. Unlike the coast, relatively large tropical fish are swimming swayingly. A lot of relatively big fish such as butterflies, fellows of Hatadai and Damselfish are swimming a lot. Suddenly I began swimming, so the fishes escaped … In the movie of smartphone, the range that I can shoot is narrow, it is a bit hard to see, but quite a lot of tropical fish in all directions 360 degrees are swimming. There are a lot of table coral and other coral reefs. Because it is almost full of coral and rocks, please be careful if you do not wear marine shoes.

There is a rocky rift that will suddenly become deep when swimming for a while. Perhaps the depth is about 6 to 10 meters. This deepening place will be where it turns blue. Even my video will be blue all over. The sea in Okinawa has high transparency, so you can see it to the bottom of the ocean. Moreover, because there are few people swimming elsewhere, the transparency of water is quite high! It is different from the beach near the coast. Since I was swimming at low tide this day, the depth of the water above the rock with coral reefs was around 70 cm. So even a child can come nearby. Actually, My daughter of an elementary school lower grade also came near the reef and was swimming. Of course, she wear a life jacket for safety.

Then, please watch a video swimming in another place.

In the movie of a smartphone, you may be difficult to understand the depth, but it is about 7 to 8 m in a deep place. It’s quite deep, but the ripple of light is very beautiful. Quite a lot of fish are swimming on the bottom. When the weather is nice and the sea is calm, the area around the reef is quite comfortable.

The end is a movie shot on another day. Even in cloudy skies, whenever you go, there are many tropical fish near this reef. It hit the waves lightly on the way and was full of bubbles. But the sea is calm so you do not need to panic in this case.

Since normal out reaf is several hundred meters away from the coast, usually you can not approach without a canoe or a ship. But at Bisesaki Beach you can walk as it is at low tide. Snorkeling instead of diving, you can swim arout out reef at Bisezezaki Beach!

Bisesaki Beach information
Bisesaki Beach is a natural beach where you can easily swim while watching tropical fish and coral. As there are parking lot, toilet and hot water showers, even tourists can easily swim with tropical fish. Snorkel sets can be rented at nearby shops. If you come to the Churaumi Aquarium or Bise Fukugi Namiki, please visit Bisesaki Beach by all means. In this time I introduced the outreaf distant from the coast, not the point near the coast. The beach where you can swim near the reef by snorkelling is precious in Okinawa, too. If you definitely want to swim at Bisesaki Beach, try extending the foot near this reef. If you can not swim, you can see tropical fish and coral reefs at the coast.

  • Address : 905-0207 Bise 639−26, Motobu town, Okinawa Japan
  • Parking : over 20, Fee 500 yen
  • Good season : From the beginning of June to the end of September is recommended
  • Depth : 0.5m~4m (It depends on the flow of the tide)
  • Toilet : There is a free toilet in the parking lot
  • Shower : There is a hot water showers near the beach for 300 yen
Bisesaki Beach is here ↓

Notes on swimming at Bisesaki Beach

Bisesaki beach is not a dangerous beach, but it is still a natural beach so there are notes I want to let you know in order to enjoy the sea of Okinawa safely. In order to enjoy the sea of Okinawa safely, please pay attention to the following points.

1. Let's prepare exercise

Feeling rises in the sea of Okinawa, you suddenly swim and my legs stick. Not only does this hurt, you feel quite dented. In order not to do so, let's get into the sea by doing a preparatory movement properly.

2. Attention to sunburn

The sunlight in Okinawa is quite amazing. The amount of ultraviolet rays is about ten times that of Japan main island! Swimming for 1 or 2 hours will pretty get sunburned. You can not prevent sunblocks alone. You can not be relieved even in a cloudy sky. As you are swimming, you are wet in the water, so you do not notice the burning on the sun. So I'd recommend swimming in clothes like Rush guards. It is stretchy and easy to move, it is perfect for swimming in the sea as it dries quickly. It also serves to prevent scratches. A woman makes it difficult to see the body line.

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3. Attention to scratches and cuts by coral

Bisesaki Beach is a natural beach, so coral reefs and rocks are natural as it is. So swimming may cause injuries such as scratches or cuts. Especially because the feet are easy to get hurt, I recommend you to wear Marine shoes and swim. Marine shoes are the best because sandals will take off. Since you can buy it at around 1,000 yen, please prepare for injury prevention.

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4. If not good at swimming and children should wear life jackets

The sea has high tide and low tide, depending on the time, the water depth is different even in the same place. At low tide, the water depth may be 1 m or less, but 2 m or more at high tide. Even at low tide, there are places where legs can not reach depending on the location. Even floating bags are okay, but Life jackets are the best to swim with tropical fish with underwater glasses on.

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5. If you want to shoot underwater videos with smartphones, there are items like this

The underwater videos introduced on this page were taken with a smartphone. I shot a normal smartphone with a Waterproof case. If you have a waterproof case like the picture below, everyone can easily shoot underwater videos. Because it can be used in the sea or in the pool, it is perfect for the summer leisure! However, in the water, the touch panel of the smartphone can not be used at all. This can not be helped. . . . As a precaution, you had better use waterproof tests with tissue before use.

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6. Attention to the flow of the tide

The sea repeats high tide from low tide to low tide from high tide at roughly 12 hour cycle. In the case of low tide from high tide the tide draws, so the water depth gradually becomes shallow. Just as seawater draws, it flows in a direction away from the coast. Please note that the water depth is deep in the middle of the flowing direction. The flow is pretty fast flowing. It is a flow faster than swimming speed. Indeed, I also picked up some children who are running away by the rhythm. But Since the depth of water is shallow, it will not be washed off the coast . Please do not worry.

Attention to the flow of the tide

At high tide from low tide is the reverse flow. Tide is good. The link destination is Naha's data, but the time of the tide level does not change so much depending on the location, so you recommend you check in advance.

7. If you want to know more about the beautiful beaches of Okinawa, these books are recommended

I introduce the books that I actualy bought as reference. As for "Okinawa beach great 505", I often admire that he has studied only this much, and many beaches of Okinawa are introduced with photos. "Okinawa Snorkeling Guide" is featured 50 points carefully selected for beginners to enjoy. I also want to swim all seas. I will do my best to make it possible.

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Please be careful, safe and enjoy the Okinawa beach.

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