Turtle swimming in Okinawa waters

Turtle swimming in Okinawa waters

Winter is in full swing and that means unique diving opportunities for the aquatically inclined on Okinawa.February & March are the height of humpback season on Okinawa and Reef Encounters is the only dive shop on island that allows you to swim with these majestic monsters of the deep. Weekly trips out to the Keramas and surrounding islands allow you the chance to see and swim with these gentle giants and if you are lucky to see a newborn calf take its first swim.

Febuary and March are also the time for hammerhead sharks in Yonaguni; there is still time to sign up for the trip of a lifetime to glide effortlessly in the Kuroshiro current with these toothy monsters of the deep. The expert guides from Reef Encounters will be leading tours to the western reaches of Japan to not only dive with these magnificient monsters of the deep but also to explore the haunting ruins of Iseki Point- exploring some of the oldest man-made structures in the world. Do not miss out on these dives that every diver needs to have in their logbook.

February is also the time of year that those divers looking to join the ranks of dive professionals have the chance to join in on the professional development courses offfered at Reef Encounters. They will be offering training courses for both Instructor and Dive Master. Courses will be offered with both day time and evening schedules to meet any work schedule. For those wanting to continue their diving education without getting wet during February we will also be offering classes on regulator repair and maintenance. Remember just because the weather is a bit chilly does not mean you cannot get your diving fix!