Thumbs up to Piranha Divers! The dive shop I used was SeaSir. So I remembered about a nearby Chinese Garden. Jan is a German instructor who founded with his Japanese wife Tomoko Piranha Divers. Our company is registered, for Marine Recreation, with the Okinawa Prefecture Public Safety Commission: acceptance number 365. Just a bit deeper you come to a rock with corals growing abundantly where lots of Green Chromis damselfish, Coral trout, and camouflaged Leaf scorpionfish make their home.
Talking about batfish, you can see a couple of beautiful adult ones in the blue as you make your safety stop before going back to the boat. We swam into the current to the bow and the anchor. The dive begins with descending 15m where you can grip onto a rock and watch the squid enter your line of vision, one by one, releasing white tubes, which contain eggs, onto free floating branches. The group of 22 small islands is just off the southern tip of Okinawa. With over 200 reef-building corals, this is one of the largest coral habitats worldwide, and is often compared to the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos Islands.
Try to avoid the 10 am — 12 pm slot, when the touristy bus tours from Naha visit the spot. Excellent, Ishigaki diving sounds major fun even not being an Advanced. We reserve the right to send you certain communications, such as technical alerts, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Okinawa for making my dive trip possible. Please note that this only applies to sensitive information, as defined above.
In both cases, there is a chimney descending through the reef. Often has visiting manta rays. I highly recommend taking classes through him, whether you are just beginning or continuing your education in scuba diving. If you want to experience a Japanese full-service style scuba diving centre, Honu Honu Divers is where you should make a booking, at least for the Kerama Islands, since Naha is the most convenient place to go diving there. I flew from Tokyo just after a typhoon and came back just before the next one. There are great dive sites along the steep limestone cliffs just offshore Okinawa'a western shore.
Another option is to dive this site offshore, staying close to the bay where the dive is better for beginners or intermediate divers. . You can actually penetrate the opening in front of the wheelhouse and swim into the engine room and up and out through the dive bar! Scuba Diving is our passion. Website Data Disclosure This policy was last updated on May 25, 2018 Bonnier Corp. Gorilla Chop is named after a large black protruding rock. The Pacific Coast has milder winters with occasional snowfall and hot, humid summers.
Where to Stay Sea snakes are poisonus but avoid divers. If you find yourself diving at night, there are huge concrete boulders, covered in Urchins at around 5m below the surface, which provide the perfect environment for practicing buoyancy. Fortunately, I spotted a mother whale and her calf from a boat the next day. Me diving Divers can have encounters with whale sharks, the largest fish in the ocean at Yomitan Fishing Port. The islands are divided into three geographical archipelagos called the Okinawa Islands, the Miyako Islands and the Yeyama Islands.
The case kept his iPhone dry, but he couldn't operate the touchscreen. Winter temperatures range from a minimum of 10°C to 20°C and the water temperature rarely drops below 19°C. We specialize in providing high quality personalized trips to Okinawa scuba diving locations for individuals and small groups. Dive Site LocationThe Okinawa is located in the sand at the South end of in front of Pompano Reef on the west side. For more information about the sea turtles of Japan check out. We will not use your sensitive personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy unless we have obtained your consent.