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Diving in Okinawa

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Diving in Japan is really, if we’re honest, diving in Okinawa. And diving in Okinawa means a similar beauty to South East Asia with all the safety, security and comfort of modern Japan.

For both Japanese and foreigners alike this is the place to come to learn how to dive, to upgrade diving skills and to see a massive variety of sea life. Thousands head here all year every year to jump in its clear blue, warm waters (25–30°C most of the year) and enjoy a sub-tropical break from it all. But, for us, what makes this place amazing is, despite its popularity, most of the best dive sites are ignored. Busy schedules mean most Japanese tourists simply stick to the easiest to reach and easiest to do dives. Meanwhile, Piranha Divers, while not avoiding popular spots, makes a point of reaching the places others tend to leave. To us, it’s crazy, but that’s their choice and our luck. Which, if you choose to dive with us too, becomes your chance for some great diving away from the maddening crowds.

We get to the great aquatic rock formations, the superb coral reefs, the drift dives, the remote beach dives, and even dive to one of the best preserved WWII wrecks, regularly.

Real diving, the type where you don’t feed the fish with bread, means you can’t always guarantee what sea animals you’ll see. But there’s always a strong chance you’ll see sharks, sea snakes, morays, rays, lion fish, trigger fish, pipe fish, sea horses, squids, turtles, cowries, tuna, scorpion fish, trumpet fish, garden eels, puffers and porcupine fish and dozens of colourful nudibranchs… and tonnes more.

Maeda Point

blue cave okinawa

For:

  • easy reef dives with lots of colorful fish
  • learning how to dive

Dive Plan: 2 dives – the Blue Cave and another location
Requirements: ready for fun

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Blue Cave Okinawa

Manza Point

manza dream hole

For:

  • easy reef dives with lots of colorful fish
  • learning how to dive

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 dives, wall and reef diving
Requirements: certified diver

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Manza Dream Hole

U.S.S. Emmons

wreck diving okinawa

For:

  • divers interested in the history of WWII or shipwrecks
  • an experienced diver with a minimum of 30 dives

Dive Plan: 2 wreck dives down to 36/45m 120ft/150ft
Requirements: min. 30 logged dives

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USS Emmons Dive

Cape Hedo

cape hedo

For:

  • ‘landscape’ diving and big fish
  • a challenge

Dive Plan: 3 dive-day trip, including drift diving and cave diving
Requirements: min. 30 logged dives

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Cape Hedo Okinawa

 


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