As we move into the fall dive season on Okinawa, there are exciting things happening for our folks up north. Reef Encounters will be opening a second location–back where it all started–at its new Kin location October 1. Reef Encounters originally opened in Kin in 1995, and now we are returning home. Divers will now have access to the newest dive gear and the best dive training on Okinawa right outside Gate 1 of Camp Hansen. Reef Encounters is also expanding it dive gear lines to include the complete lineup of Cressi scuba gear, to include regulators and computers. Also, the newest in dive computers from Cosmiq by DeepBlu are now in stock. You will be able to sign up and start your training classes daily with no waiting, and also join any of our boat dive tours without having to trek down south. Our new weekend dive shuttle will be picking up divers for classes and boat dives all over the island.

New training opportunities will also open up for divers at both our Chatan and Kin locations. The new Professional Diver course now allows divers who want to work in the dive industry to sign up for a single course to train for all aspects of working in the industry. This is the only course like this offered on Okinawa–no more wasting time on useless specialty courses or incomplete courses. The pro course will cover scuba gear maintenance and overhaul, dive boat operations, marketing, pricing strategies, along with in-depth decompression theory, dive physics, and of course in-water dive skills. No other shop offers a course this complete.

But as we are excited about training and new dive gear, we are also diving. Sign-ups for the 2017 hammerhead shark tours will start now. Upcoming trips to Africa for a dive trip and safari will be happening in December. Coming in the spring, we will be headed to the land of manta rays and stone money as we explore Yap and more. Now is the time to explore the underwater world on Okinawa and around the Pacific. Come see the professionals at Reef Encounters to get deeper into diving now.