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!
Yonaguni Trips for 2015.
Dates for 2015 trips are now offical. We will be headed to Yonguni to dive with sharks and explore the monuments this Jan 27th, Feb 12th and Feb 26th and if we have enough interest we will be doing a late season trip on March 12th. Seats are limited so book now. Custom dates can also be set for groups of 6 or more people.
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!!!