Reef Encounters was founded in 1995 in Okinawa, Japan by Doug Bennett when he first became a NAUI instructor. The founding principle of offering quality dive training with small classes and highly skilled instructors has not changed in the ensuing 20 years. Reef Encounters has always striven to excel in teaching divers the best dive skills so that they could enjoy their time underwater. Emphasis on quality over quantity has always been a hallmark of Reef Encounters training. Over the 20 years the shop has been in existence we have introduced 1000's of new divers to the amazement of the underwater world and produced 100's of instructors. Over time we have expanded our offering and now have a full service retail facility to outfit our divers with the best gear available at competitive prices worldwide and we offer a full range of technical training so that the more adventurous of our clients can push their limits even further. Our penchant for quality and attention to detail has made the Reef Encounter brand famous in diving circles as we have expanded our reach and now offer training services as far afield Pemba, Tanzania and dive safety oversight for such diving expeditions on shoots all over the world headed by BBC, Paramount Pictures, NHK, the Discovery Channel and more. So if you want the best to train you or show you the wonders of the underwater world let Reef Encounters take you there.