Boat Diving

Dive Reservation

We offer day trips for certified divers, intro divers, and snorkellers out on our 40ft cruiser - Reef Encounters I. We usually head out to the spectacular dive/snorkeling sites located in the the Kerama island group, which is world famous for its magnificient coral reefs and abundant sea life. We also take day trips to the Chiibishi Islands, Rukan AtollOnna Village, and Sesoko-Island. (See the dive locations map)

butterflyfishWe offer 2 tank, 3 tank, and snorkeling trips from our boat.  Here is a typical schedule for a day trip out to the islands:

8:15 am - Meet at the boat harbor, set up gear, prepare for departure

9:00 am - Depart for Kerama Islands

10:00 am - Arrive at first dive site, dive preparation, enter the water

11:30 am - Arrive at second dive site, dive preparation, enter the water

12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch break at second dive site, snorkeling, nap time, relax

2:00 pm - Depart for final dive (usually a drift dive), preparation, enter the water

3:00 pm - Leave the Keramas, head home

4:00 pm - Arrive at the marina, drive to shop for debriefing and log book, sayonara!


All day trips are totally dependant on weather conditions, currents, wind, and tide changes.  Time schedules are very flexible because of Okinawa's sudden changes in weather. Please check with us for current conditions and schedules.


Whats Hot!!!!!

Wreck Diving Trips!!!

Reef Encounters will be heading to Chuuk Lagoon in Nov to explore the many WWII era wrecks found there.  We will be suporting both recreational dives and tech dives on this trip with wreck ranging from 60fsw to deep wrecks in the 200fsw range.  With plenty of wrecks to choose from and multiple boats running daily awe can accommodate any experience level on this trip.  Exact dates and pricing coming soon.

Yonaguni Trips for 2015.

Dates for 2015 trips will be announced shorlty.  If you have some dates in mind please forward them on to us and we may schedule a trip around your dates we are currently looking to book the last week of January and two trips in Feb.  Get your groups together now to join us on these amazing shark diving trips!

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!!!



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