– Support Conservation and Restoration of Clownfish around Seragaki Island –
ONNA, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, located on Seragaki Island in Onna Village on the west coast of Okinawa, is offering an ecotourism activity, "Learn About the Sea of Seragaki Island and Clownfish," and it is now bookable in "FIND," an experiences platform launched in November 2022, through Hyatt’s industry-leading World of Hyatt loyalty program designed to complement members’ wellbeing journeys and meet them where they are. As part of the "Seragaki Island Clownfish Restoration Project" which began in June 2021, the activity offers guests a snorkeling/diving experience around the clownfish-nurturing project zone along with a lecture on SDG 14 titled "Life Below Water: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development." Through this program, the hotel aims to help participants deepen their understanding of environmental conservation and establish a sustainable tourism system by giving part of the program proceeds back to the future nurturing of clownfish.
– Overview of "Learn About the Sea of Seragaki Island and Clownfish"
The activity starts with a lecture on the background of clownfish conservation and breeding, and their natural habitats. After deepening understanding of environmental issues surrounding marine life, participants will explore firsthand the clownfish nursery area around Seragaki Island by snorkeling or diving. Guided by experienced instructors, beginners and children are welcome to join with ease and confidence.
Duration: 75 minutes (including 15-minute lecture)
Capacity: 1-8 persons
Age: Must be 6 years old and above
Price (inclusive of service charge and consumption tax):
1) Beach Snorkeling
Adults (12 years+) 8,080 JPY / Children (6-11 years old) 5,594 JPY
Adults (12 years+) 13,673 JPY / Children (6-11 years old) 9,944 JPY
– About Seragaki Island Clownfish Restoration Project
The Seragaki Island Clownfish Restoration Project, driven by Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa in collaboration with the Marine Climate Change Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, began in June 2021, aiming to conserve and restore the clownfish population around Seragaki Island and to develop a sustainable tourism system.
Please visit the website ( https://groups.oist.jp/macc/seragaki-island-clownfish-restoration-project ) for activities at OIST regarding this project.
– About Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa
Located on a lush private island on the west coast of Okinawa in Onna, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa ( http://www.hyattregencyseragaki.com/ ), Japan’s only Hyatt beach resort, offers energizing experiences within a complete destination resort. Secluded on the pristine beach of Seragaki and linked by a bridge to the main island of Okinawa, each of the hotel’s 343 guestrooms enjoys breathtaking azure ocean views. Dedicated to offering authentic cuisine, the hotel is home to six dining outlets including robatayaki, sushi, teppanyaki, Japanese cuisine, Italian and the hotel’s all-day dining, using locally grown produce to offer a full sensory experience of taste. Steps away from the clear blue Seragaki Sea, two beaches, a private lagoon, and a pool, guests enjoy a wide range of marine activities and recreational programs focused on self-discovery and wellness.
For more information, visit the website or follow @hyattregencyseragaki on Facebook and Instagram.
– About World of Hyatt FIND ( https://newsroom.hyatt.com/FIND )
In an effort to inspire and empower travelers to pursue their individual wellbeing goals, World of Hyatt ( https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/program-overview.html ), Hyatt’s industry-leading loyalty program, launched FIND ( https://experiences.hyatt.com/ ), an experiences platform with over 200 unique experiences offered globally to all members (no matter their tier status), including opportunities to discover local cultures that feed into emotional and mental wellbeing, culinary experiences that power the body, and activities to restore energy through mindful movements.
FIND experiences allow members to continue evolving and growing on their wellbeing journey with experiences that enable quality time with friends, family, or self through the platform’s three pillars of wellbeing: Feel (Your Mind), Fuel (Your Body) and Function (How You Move).
The Clownfish Restoration Journey experience at Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa is available through FIND. World of Hyatt members can learn more about it and book their experience here ( https://experiences.hyatt.com/detail/clownfish-restoration-journey-kunigami-district ). Travelers can enroll in World of Hyatt for free at hyatt.com ( https://world.hyatt.com/content/gp/en/enroll.html ).
– About the Marine Climate Change Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
This project is supported by scientific knowledge and technical assistance from the Marine Climate Change Unit, led by Professor Timothy Ravasi at OIST. OIST’s mission is to contribute to the promotion and self-sustaining development of Okinawa, as well as to contribute to the development of science and technology around the world. OIST has a main campus in Onna Village, and a seaside research facility, OIST Marine Science Station (OMSS), in Seragaki Ward of the village, and conducts various experiments and research related to the sea. The Marine Climate Change Unit breeds clownfish, etc. in the water tanks of the OMSS, and studies the adaptability and flexibility of marine life in response to environmental changes, such as seawater temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, as one of their research themes.