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!
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!!!