International Scuba Travel Experts

J A P A N


photo by :: ken jones               

  Season to season Japan offers a wide variety of unique experiences.  From Yonaguni Island's 10,000 - 15,000 year old underwater ruins,  and peaceful island lifestyle, Isagashi Islands massive schools of Hammer Heads and Mantas to the all anticipated holy grail of underwater experiences, the Whale Shark, to the beautiful Cherry Blossom Festivals and food to die for, both divers and non-divers have an abundance of experiences to enjoy.

               One of Japans most anticipated and controversial dive destinations are the Yonaguni Ruins.  Located on the Southern and Western most point of Japan,  Yonaguni Island lies only 60 miles away from the Eastern coast of Taiwan.  Discovered by Kihachiro Aratake, this massive pyramid like structure lies 15-130ft below the surface and is said to be the oldest evidence of advanced human civilization ever discovered.  Although some scientists believe that this structure in its entirety was created by man, other believe this structure was man-modified.  Either way, these ruins contain evidence of an advanced civilization 8-13,000BC and while still in the works of scientific debate, it could very well re-write history.

              Whether you're diving in Okinawa, Yonaguni, Ishigaki, or sightseeing, Japan is a wonderful place to experience.  A place that should be seen by everyone.

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Dive Types:               Drift, Cave, Wreck, Muck & Underwater Ruins
Expected Depths:     20ft - 130+ft (if you choose)
Wetsuit:                     Skin to 5mm (5mm during the winter seasons)
Visibility:                  100ft-130ft+ (if you choose)
Climate:                    17F-90F (temp range is for entire country)      /      Okinawa / Yonaguni: 76F-86F
Water Temp:             74F-86F

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REEF ENCOUNTERS
 
Providing both land and underwater experiences in Okinawa and Yonaguni Island, Reef Encounters is the only full service scuba diving center in Okinawa, Japan.
Reef Encounters caters to both English and Japanese speaking clients.  Unlike many other dive operations in Japan, Reef Encounters provides flexibility and welcomes individual divers requests and does everything they can to keep divers happy.  

Day Boat with enclosed dry areas and bathroom facilities
Schedule:  Year Round (please note that during bad weather seasons chances of missing dive days increases)
Specs: 42ft / 16 Max Passengers

PACKAGES:
-Please note that pricing is in Yen due to the constant fluctuations in US to Japan currency.
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***9 Day Best of Mainland Okinawa***

Day One:  Arrive in hotel, check in relax
day two:  breakfast, 3 boat dives, (Ginowan Pinnacles, Chibishi Islands)
Day Three:  breakfast, 3 boat dives, Keramas (MaeJima, Tokashiki, Kura Shima)
Day Four:  Breakfast, 3 boat dives, Keramas (Zamami, Aka)
Day Five: Breakfast, 3 boat dives, Rukan Atoll, Naha Wrecks
Day Six: Breakfast, 3 boat dives, USS Emmons, Hedo Air Dome
Day Seven: Breakfast, 3 boat dives, Izena, Iheya, Ikei
Day Eight: Breakfast, relax and sightseeing
Day Nine: Depart

Tour includes airport transfers, land transport to from hotel to dive boat, tanks, weights, English speaking dive guides, daily breakfast, lunch on all dive days, up to 18 dives, eights nights hotel (Seaside Hotel The Beach) double occupancy

Total Price:  Y159,500 per person

Non diver price:  Y73,500  Single upgrade is Y34,000

*Dive sites are dependent on weather and skill level of divers.

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***6 Day Yonaguni Tour***

(This can be added on to the "Best fo The Mainland Okinawa" or sold as separate tour)

Day One:  Arrive Naha, check in hotel relax
Day Two:  Morning flight to Yonaguni, 2 dives in afternoon
Day Three:  Breakfast, 3 boat dives, dinner
Day Four:  Breakfast, 3 boat dives, dinner
Day Five: Breakfast 3 boat dives, dinner
Day Six: Breakfast, depart Yonaguni arrive Naha at 1400 for follow-on flights.

Tour includes airport transfers and all land transport on Yonaguni, one night hotel in Naha w/breakfast, 4 nights hotel (Resort Ailand) in Yonaguni w/2 meals, lunch included with dives, tanks and weights.

Total Price Y176,000 per person single upgrade (+Y25,000) 

Non-diver price:  Y121,500

*Dive sites are dependent on weather and skill level of divers.
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***10 Day Best of Okinawa / Yonaguni Tour***

Day One:  Arrive in hotel, check in relax
Day two:  breakfast, 3 boat dives, (Ginowan Pinnacles, Chibishi Islands)
Day Three:  breakfast, 3 boat dives, Keramas (MaeJima, Tokashiki, Kura Shima)
Day Four:  Breakfast, 3 boat dives, Keramas (Zamami, Aka)
Day Five: Breakfast, 3 boat dives, Rukan Atoll, Naha Wrecks
Day Six:  Morning flight to Yonaguni, 2 dives in afternoon
Day Seven:  Breakfast, 3 boat dives, dinner
Day Eight:  Breakfast, 3 boat dives, dinner
Day Nine: Breakfast 3 boat dives, dinner
Day Ten: Breakfast, depart Yonaguni arrive Naha at 1400 for follow-on flights.

Tour includes airport transfers, land transport to from hotel to dive boat, tanks, weights, English speaking dive guides, daily breakfast, lunch on all dive days, up to 18 dives, five nights hotel (Beach Tower Resort) double occupancy, 4 nights hotel in Yonaguni (Hotel Irifune) double occupancy, 3 meals a day in Yonaguni

Hotel Beach Tower in Okinawa/Hotel Irifune/Bamboo Villa in Yonaguni  Y301,000  per person
Snorkeler Y214,000
Non-diver Y166,000
Seaside Hotel the Beach in Okinawa/Hotel Irifune/Bamboo Villa in Yonaguni  Y293,000  per person
Snorkeler Y206,000
Non-diver Y158,000

*Dive sites are dependent on weather and skill level of divers.

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Extra days of sightseeing tours can be added which can include:

The Aquarium, Pineapple winery tour, Shuri Castle, Japanese Naval Undergound, Shopping tours, restaurant tours, Karate intros and more can also be arranged by request.

Custom length tours or technical diving tours also available on request.


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