Short movie, on a traditional music from Okinawa, shot during my last diving travel in gorgeous Okinawa waters in Japan. All footage was shot with a GoPro Hero (with an underwater lens) mounted on a DIY Pvc rig and some low cost add-on devices.
Locations : Zamami-jima, Ishigaki-jima and Iriomote-jima in Okinawa, Japan.
Some facts about Okinawa (pasted from Wikipedia and I concurr): The island experiences temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) for most of the year (ed. note: 29°C during our trip in late october). Okinawa and the many islands that make up the prefecture contains some of the most abundant coral reefs found in the world. Rare blue corals are found off of Ishigaki and Miyako islands as are numerous species throughout the chain.
Apparently, the coral reefs in Okinawa are very healthy because of the multiple typhoons they get every year. They bring a lot of oxygen and cooler temperatures mixed with the nutriments coming down from the jungle. Add a subtropical climate with an average water temperature of 25°C and you get the perfect conditions for about 90% of the species you'll find on the Great Barrier Reef.
I ♥ JAPAN
Thanks to all the welcoming fellows we've met in this fabulous country-side trip in Japan.