Blue Cave

Blue Cave, Onna-son: Address, Blue Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

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Noam
4 contributions
Go as early as possible and not part of a group
Aug 2020
If the Blue Cave is worth visiting then it's because of how hilariously absurd of an experience it is. To be clear, the cave itself is actually quite nice, this is not the issue. The problem is that calling the cave 'overcrowded' would be an understatement. During peak periods, the cave is surrounded by an armada of charter boats and, at least when I went, the inside of the cave was essentially a mosh pit. A 3-dimensional mosh pit at that, because not only was the sea surface crowded, there was an entire additional layer of crowded beginner scuba divers below. It was quite a surreal experience - not one that I particularly regretted since I had swam there myself so hadn't paid anything, but if I had paid to be part of a group visiting the cave, I'd have been pretty annoyed. I can imagine that the cave could be quite pleasant if you went very early in the morning but it's unbearable during peak periods.
Written 27 July 2021
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Mitchell B
New York City, NY5 contributions
Beautiful
Nov 2020 • Friends
About 5000 yen. 15 minutes to the reef by boat about 20-30 minutes in really better than I expected sort kel tour. Clear water and great fish. Fine tour. Do it after breakfast . Great with kids.
Written 3 November 2020
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Karolis K
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Please don't go if you love nature.
Jul 2020
Please avoid this place if you love nature.
It's overcrowded to a point that it is not sustainable or enjoyable any longer.
Too many people are not respecting the nature: damaging the corals and affecting the local sea life.
Written 10 August 2020
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Carl B
Kaminoyama, Japan43 contributions
Good for snokelling
Jul 2020
We went in the morning on a weekday so not too crowded. Observing the guided tours, they were excellent with their customers and cute to see even grandmas being taken there with floats for when they tired.
A bit of a waste if scuba diving - explore the rest of the reef instead of spending time here as resting in the air above water level is more suited for snorkelers and down below is usual stuff.
The centre itself is clean with very reasonable parking rates. Y200 for a shower which is enough for a quick rinse over for two blokes. Rentals available which seemed at reasonable prices.
You do need adequate footwear at the entry point as the rocks are deeply pitted and sharp. If using slip-on fins, bring a carabiner to attach your footwear to something on yourself as leaving it on the small space is risking a potential wave taking them away. Flip flops not ideal.
Written 21 July 2020
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Monica B
4 contributions
Beautiful but crowded
Jul 2020 • Couples
Blue Cave is a beautiful place to dive or snorkel with lots if sea life, like the blue ringed octopus, but it can get extremely crowded on the weekends. There are lots of tours and classes held there. It’s an easy entry point, but sometimes a line forms to get in the ocean as well as to swim into the cave. It’s worth seeing if you don’t mind the crowd or can go during a weekday. Make sure to check if it’s open because sometimes it closes based on the sea condition.
Written 5 July 2020
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TokyoExpat2020
Nerima, Japan96 contributions
Awesome 👏 You Must Visit
Mar 2020 • Friends
Best snorkeling 🤿 crystal clear, tons of sea life, calm seas, warm water, friendly professional staff! Highly recommend doing this and a whale watch. Morning and off season is best. 03/27/2020
Written 26 March 2020
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Jemist
Sapporo, Japan41 contributions
Off Season is Best
Mar 2020 • Family
Great experience. Excellent visibility. Even in March on a cloudy day, about 68F, in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, there are lots of people here. Shore and boat access available. Recommend boat as it is a long staircase down into the water and about a 100 yard swim to the cave. Check Take Dive dive shop near the Blue Cave.
Written 18 March 2020
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dIE_wIth_mEmOrIEs_nOt_DrEAms
Hong Kong, China1,677 contributions
Rip off and crazy crowded
Jul 2019 • Family
Went here for scuba diving and place is over crowded with people overflowing from everywhere. You need to take the stairs down to water and can either go swimming or snorkeling or diving to visit the blue cave. It's just the sky opening on one side which makes water blue in color and hence the name. Their are better places to discover in Okinawa for sure than this crowded place.
Written 18 September 2019
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Jo T
6 contributions
Super amazing
Sep 2019
Its so famous to have blue cave in Okinawa as we can see Tiffany Blue/ green colour in it. Although we need to queue for around 10min when it was around 12noon, it is still enjoyable to visit there
Highly recommend!!
Must show a good shop to arrange the blue cave diving trip with good and safe equipment
Written 16 September 2019
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mimimichelle
hk47 contributions
Too crowded, should do snorkelling instead of scuba diving
Sep 2019 • Solo
我是參加當地潛店辦的水肺半天遊而來到這裡的。
洞裡面太多人了,只見到前面潛水員的蛙鞋。聽潛導說如果要感受藍洞有多藍,應該參加浮潛的團。因為水面看的藍洞比較美。
其實藍洞外面的熱帶魚比藍洞更好看。

Came here joining a scuba diving package.
Too many people underwater, all I could see was only bubbles and the fins of the divers in front of me and above me.
Only had a brief stay inside the cave , experienced how blue the cave could be...but the tropical fish at the reef outside the cave was more attractive than the cave itself. The local dive instructor’s advised to do snorkelling if one really wanted to see how blue is this blue cave..in some sense he was right, water was only several metres deep inside the cave, snorkelling isn’t a problem for many swimmers.
Written 3 September 2019
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