OKINAWA SLUG SITE
Aerial Photograph of Tengan Pier, Okinawa
(Photo taken from the Okinawa Prefecture's Home Page)
There are typically two access routes to get to the Tengan Pier dive area:
- The "Gravel Pit Entry". A 4-wheel drive down a steep dirt road to the water's edge.
- The "Beach Entry". A 4-wheel drive traverse across a sandy beach.
From either of the two entry points I usually snorkel on the surface to the dog leg portion of the pier, as indicated by the dashed red lines, then down on air to depth (20~45ft) and follow the entire pier up one side and down the other, and back to the original entry point for the exit.
Note: Water depth off the end of the pier during high spring tide conditions is approximately 45ft. The huge numerous pilings supporting the pier are covered with a huge variety of encrusting marine life, including bryozoans, cnidarians, poriferans, pelecypods, and urochordates. The silty sand bottom of the entire area frequently provides poor underwater visibility.
- Tengan Pier Location & Coordinates: 14km W Ikei-shima (Ikei Island), Okinawa (26o24.0'N, 127o51.1'E)
Also see an additional photograph of the pier as well as a historical description.
NOTE: This page in re presentation with miscellaneous Opisthobranchs
of the Week,
found in the area of Tengan Pier, Okinawa.
Page Date: 14 Jul '03
Page Modification Date: 03 Jan '05
Digitally manipulated photo
Copyright © 2005 Robert F. Bolland