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 Atoll, Onna Village, and Sesoko-Island. (See the dive locations map)
We 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.
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!!!