Scuba Diver surrounded by red fish

Scuba Diver surrounded by red fish

Summer dive season is in full swing in Okinawa. Boat dives are running daily, the seawalls and other areas are packed with divers entering from shore and the late sunsets make those after work dives that much better. Water temperatures have warmed up to the point where rash guards and shorties are the exposure protection of choice and winds from the south are keeping dive sites calm and entries easy. The warm weather and calm seas are the perfect time to get certified or take that advanced class that you have been thinking about. The professional staff of instructors at Reef Encounters is ready to show you the ropes and safely start your new adventure under the waves. Basic and advanced classes start daily- you can stop by any day and sign up and start your studying right away. The free e-learning modules allow you to start your adventure without delay and work at your own pace, with e-learning our staff always available to answer questions and explain things in more detail if needed. When your book study is complete, we head to the water to expand our skills and become comfortable planning and executing dives. Do not wait start your adventure today!

August will also bring another tech dive week to Okinawa, with courses from intro to tech to full trimix available. Those divers wanting to increase the exploration of the underwater world to include the depths beyond 130ft/40meters, Reef Encounters is the place to be, with on staff full technical instructors, dive gear and support for all levels of tech diving. Sidemount kits, double tanks, stage bottles are all being added to our rental inventory for those divers wanting to try out kit before purchasing. Also new lines of gear to include the latest technical dive computers, backplates, wings and sidemount kits will be available for purchase as we increase our retail offering to support our tech diving clients on Okinawa.

Finally, with all the new skills you learn this summer, Reef Encounters will be offering trips to put these new skills to use. We are already taking reservations for hammerhead sharks tours in January, February and March 2016. We are putting a trip together for November to explore the wrecks of Chuuk lagoon along with our regular day trips to Keramas, Onna dive sites and more. Stop in today and find out all the amazing adventures you can experience with Reef Encounters in Okinawa and around the world.