Okinawa is Japan's southernmost prefecture, and consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1,000 km long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (the southwesternmost of Japan's main four islands) to Taiwan. Okinawa's capital, Naha, is located in the southern part of the largest and most populous island, Okinawa Island, which is approximately half-way between Kyūshū and Taiwan.
Located in Chatan Town, we are 40 minutes north of Naha and only 30 seconds away from great diving locations. Chatan is a mecca for diving in Okinawa with such dive sites at Sunabe Seawall, Mizugama steps, and California Side. There is also great shopping, many upscale restaurants, a night flea market (weekends only), and an amusement park in the area.
From Naha take route 58 north for about 20km. Turn left at restaurant American American after Mos Burger. Next, turn right at the second set of lights and follow the road about 100m. We are directly opposite the Elementary School. Look for the big blue sign!
We are still setting up trips to Yonaguni to explore the monuments and great drift dives found there. You can contact our staff to book a det of dates or set up a custom tour. .
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.
We are also headed back to Africa in August - so if you want to explore the wonders of Pemba and Zanzibar let us know. We can also arrange for a full blown land safari in Tanzania to see elephants, lions, rhino and more.