Gorilla Chop

A great site for those that have not been in the water for a while or would just like to build up their confidence before jumping in on some of the deeper dive sites around Okinawa. Based in northern Okinawa and named after a large rock which supposedly looks like a gorilla doing a karate chop, this shallow site has a maximum depth depending on the tide of about 10 meters!

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Gorilla Chop

Some lovely hard coral, with plenty of clownfish, sea cucumbers, damsel fish and the occasional cuttlefish or octopus hiding about makes this a great shallow site for those new to diving who want to avoid the crowds sometimes found at other sites. There are some nice atmospheric canyons to swim-thru which can make for some great photos and good preparation if you’re going to be joining us at some of our other sites like Manza or cape Hedo!

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Quick facts

Depth: 12m/40ft
Entry: Shore
Level: Great for Everyone
Trip Duration: 2 dives – approx. 7 hours
Participants: 2-4 per Instructor
Don't Forget: Swimwear, Towel and Sunscreen
Change for Lunch
Proof of Certification