As the 2015 year diving season starts to get into full swing it’s time to get in the water and enjoy the waters of Okinawa. This time of year there are plenty of dives to ensure your skills stay up to date and the sites are amazing. The waters around Okinawa are still a bit cool but will be full of sea life this time of year to include humpback whales and other large critters, although the water is cooler the diving is still not to be missed. Reef Encounters is still running boats on a daily basis to dive sites on both sides of the island. With the northern winds this time of year the Keramas can be harder to access due to large swells but sites closer to the main island and sites on the east coast are more accessible and the dive guides from Reef Encounters are experts on all these sites. Trips to sites such as Dream Hole, Overhead Rock in Onna and others such as the reefs off the east coast are all great dives for the weather this time of year. There are also off island trips to Yonaguni and Kume island for the more adventurous among you.
The year 2015 should be the year you dedicate yourself to improving your dive skills and expanding your diving experiences. Its time to get past the seawall and Maeda point and explore the oceans around Okinawa and beyond. Reef Encounters will be sponsoring many off island trips this year to include what is considered the best diving in the world at Raja Ampat in June, we will be exploring Africa in August – to include a land safari to see the animals of the African plain, and then in the fall off to Chuuk to explore the many wrecks entombed in the lagoon of this small island.
To ensure you can enjoy all the adventures set for 2015 we have set up a range of classes and workshops to improve your diving skill and make you ready for new adventures underwater and around the world. New classes include: Introduction to Technical Diving, Decompression Techniques, the all new Master Scuba Diver class, Mixed Gas Blender and Trimix Diver for those interested in the deep wrecks of Chuuk. We will also be offering one day seminars on Buoyancy Techniques and Advanced Propulsion Techniques to fix those small problems. We are also offering our monthly Divemaster and Instructor courses for those wishing to enter the professional side of diving. Contact us now to set up your schedule of training and trips. We look forward to diving with you in 2015!