Here are a few budget accomodation spots for those looking for a bit of fellowship and good times with other travelers while on vacation.
Guesthouse Churahama - Located right on the beach, this guesthouse attracts many divers here on vacation. One of the most recognized dive sites in Okinawa - Sunabe No. 1 Point - is right outside your door. Dormitory - 1,500 yen. Private 2,500 yen.
Oyado - This guest house is located in the hills of Chatan, overlooking the ocean and the surrounding town. Nice view and nice extras like free rental moped and bikes. Sorry about the Japanese only webpage - ask us for help with bookings. Dorm rooms - 1,800 yen. Private rooms available.
Hamby Resort - A 5 minute walk to the Flea Market and Araha Beach in Chatan, this guesthouse is super clean and operated by a very friendly staff. Single rooms are available. Free bicycle rentals, free rice and food stuffs, etc. Sorry, no English website available. Contact us for help with bookings. This is our personal favorite about a 20 minute walk from the shop but we pick-up here every morning.
Instructor Training for 2014
Reef Encounters will be starting its first block of instructor training this January. If you are already a certified diver and want to be an instructor now is the time to start that training. Divers who meet the qualifications can be teaching by this spring. Newly certifed divers may be able to complete divemaster training by spring time and be guiding divers on trips come the spring time. Is it time to start that new career?
Yonaguni Trips for 2013.
We have two trips scheduled for Yonaguni this year: Jan 24 and Feb 12. You can come for 3 -7 days depending on how many dives you would like to do. Contact us now for reservations. Depending on interest we may add a trip in March.
Get Certified at Reef Encounters!!
We are still offering certification classes weekly. Advanced classes also go weekly. Remember we have day, evening and weekend schedules available. Classes can be taught in English or Japanese.
Intro to Tech and the new NAUI Tech classes to include Technical Decompression Diver and Extreme Exposure Diver are also available monthly.
Also Reef Encounters is hiring instructors and DM's email Doug for more info!!!