Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands) is Japan's Southern Islands which keep attracting divers from all over the world, with its rich coral reefs, landscapes, variety of sea animals. The water temperature ranges between 20C to 30C (70-86 degrees!) - Okinawa is the only place in Japan where you can go diving in wetsuits all year around!
Thousands of reef fish can be seen in Okinawa's extraordinary reefs, a variety of unique Nudibranchs, colorful Sea Fans, a Blue Cave with beautiful sunshine coming through, schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays, three kinds of Turtles, Wrecks from World War II, Dream Hole, underwater air domes, caves, Big Schools of Jacks, Underwater Ruins... these are the only part of the list that Okinawa offers. Don't miss diving in Okinawa, if you are visiting Japan!! （日本語ページはこちら）
We are the only full service scuba diving center in Okinawa, Japan -catering to both English and Japanese speaking divers. In operation since 1996, we have been serving the dive community in southern Japan for over 13 Years. Come dive with us and experience the magic and beauty of the underwater world only to be found around Okinawa. We are also the recognized experts on diving the underwater monuments of Yonaguni!! Reef Encounters is also the only English speaking NAUI Instructor Training Facility in Japan.
Reef Encounters Dive Center is also a full service Technical Training Facility. We offer training from Intro to Tech for begining tech divers to Technical Wreck Penetration for the experienced Tech Diver trying to expand his experience or training. Classes include:
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"Another World" Sea Fan Paradise, Kerama- by Jim Winter
Our services include:
:: Daily Diving Trips - Kerama, Aguni, Chiibishi, and more...
:: Scuba Diving School - From Open Water, to Technical Diving and Instructor Training Course
Introductory diving is available for those who want to explore the underwater world without needing certification. Intro diving can be conducted from boat or shore diving locations.
:: Diving Trips - Underwater Ruins in Yonaguni, and more...
Diving Excursions to the outer Ryukyu Islands - Ishigaki, Yonaguni, Miyako, and others can be arranged through us. Choose a location and we can set up a package including airfare, accomodation, diving, and meals. Discover new dive sites and relax in the laid back atmosphere of these isolated locations.
:: Gear Sales for Dedicated Divers
Scuba equipment sales, regulator and BCD servicing, and gear rental. Check out our online store to browse through all the dive equipment we have in stock and our monthly specials.
Come dive with us and join the Reef Encounters Team!
-Technical Training from Intro to Tech to Trimix II now offered on our regular schedule!!
-Yonaguni Tours for 2012 coming soon. Sharks and Ruins!!!
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Instructor Training for 2014
Reef Encounters will be starting its first block of instructor training this January. If you are already a certified diver and want to be an instructor now is the time to start that training. Divers who meet the qualifications can be teaching by this spring. Newly certifed divers may be able to complete divemaster training by spring time and be guiding divers on trips come the spring time. Is it time to start that new career?
Yonaguni Trips for 2014.
We still have seats for the last scheduled shark trip of 2014 available the last week of Feb. Contact us ASAP for reservations. Depending on interest we may add a trip in March.
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!!!