Diving in Okinawa

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.

Diving Spots

Maeda Point - Shore/Boat Dive

For all Divers:

  • Reef Diving
  • Blue Cave
  • Plenty of colorful Fish
  • Diver Training
  • Night Diving

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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Manza Point

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Manza Dream Hole
  • Reef Diving
  • Wall Diving
  • Deep Diving

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: 10+ Dives

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USS Emmons

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Experience History
  • WWII Shipwreck
  • Deep Diving

Dive Plan: 2 Dives
Requirements: 30+ Dives

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Sunabe Seawall - Shore Dive

For all Divers:

  • Soft Corals
  • Fun Diving
  • Training Dives
  • Scuba Discovery
  • Great for Night Diving

Dive Plan: 2 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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Manza Horseshoe & "Toiletbowl" - Shore Dive

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Hard Corals
  • Wall Diving
  • Fun Diving
  • Specialty Course Training

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: 10 or more Logged Dives

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okinawa nature

Manza Nakayukui & Crossline - DPV Dive

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Hard Corals
  • Turtles
  • Fun Diving
  • Specialty Course Training
  • DPV - Diver Propulsion Vehicle Required

Dive Plan: 1 long Dive or 2 Dives
Requirements: 10 or more Logged Dives

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Gorilla Chop - Shore Dive

For all Divers:

  • Hard Corals
  • Turtles
  • Fun Diving
  • Diver Training

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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Kin Red - Shore Dive

For all Divers:

  • Winter Dive Site
  • Macro Photography
  • Hard Corals
  • Fun Diving
  • Diver Training

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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