Diving locations on Okinawa are broken up into a few categories. First we have the main island of Okinawa that offers diving in the north, middle, and southern areas - mainly on the western side of the island where the drop off is. Some of the sites are only accessible by shore entry, but most can be accessed by boat. There are many small islands within 15 minutes that have great dive sites on them.
Next up is the Chiibishi Island group - three small uninhabited islands that are located aprox 30 minutes to the southwest of mainland Okinawa. Kamiyama, Kuef, and Nagannu Island each have excellent marine life and underwater landscapes.
Last on the list is the world famous Kerama Island group, which is made up of numerous inhabited and uninhabited islands. About an hour's boat ride away, the very raw, limestone rock formations of the islands provides a great backdrop to fantastic diving. The coral reefs at some points in the Keramas are unparalleled.
You can easily see the layout and location of the many dive sites Okinawa has to offer. Click on the list below for detailed information about each site.
NEW Wreck Dives!!
Our efforts at finding and diving new wrecks around Okinawa have finally paid off with mooring lines installed on the our newest wreck off the port of Naha. Come explore this new very large wreck with the wreck experts on Okinawa.
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.
New Scooter Fleet and Double Tanks have Arrived!
Our new fleet of Cuda 650 scooters have arrived and we have been running them through their paces on the reefs and wrecks surrounding Okinawa. Our new advanced scooter classes will be starting soon. We also now have over 8 complete doubles set ups and 40cuft deco cylinders added to our rental fleet. Backplates and double wings
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!!!