Kerama Islands

Explore and enjoy the crystal clear waters around the Kerama Islands, one of the few designated national parks of Okinawa.

The Kerama islands are beautiful in their own right, but they’re particularly popular for two activities: diving in the summer and whale watching in winter when humpbacks migrate this way The popularity of both is justified, and at Piranha Divers Okinawa, we now offer exciting dive tours of the islands.

The islands, home to 248 species of corals which are protected by the Ramsar Convention, are some of the most spectacular reefs in Asia. Such diversity allows divers to swim amongst some of the most magnificent marine life of all kinds. The often used epithet ‘paradise’ is completely appropriate when referring to the Kerama Islands.

Itinerary:

We start between 6Am - 6:30Am, leaving the shop at 7Am after completing all the paperwork. On the way to the port we will be stopping at a convenience store to buy lunch, we arrive at the port by 7:45Am, after loading all our gear onto the boat we will depart at 8:30Am. The 1st dive of the day starts at 9:30Am, the 2nd dive at 11:00Am, Lunch will be after the 2nd dive while cruising to the location of the 3ed dive which starts 1:00Pm, We expect to return to the port by 4Pm and back to the shop by 5pm. (All times are approximate and for your planning purposes only!)

Quick Facts

Depth: 30m/100ft
Entry: Boat
Level: Intermediate and Experienced Divers
(10+ Dives)
Trip Duration: 3 dives – approx. 9-10 hours
Participants: 2-4 per Instructor
Don't Forget: Swimwear, Towel and Sunscreen
Change for Lunch
Proof of Certification
Cost: 25.000 Yen (Trip with 3 Dives)
You can pay conveniently via credit card at the dive site

Please Note:

There are plenty of divers wanting to dive the Keramas during the summer all boats are usually shared between dive operators, seats on the boats are limited and need to be booked ahead of time! To avoid trouble with the local boat crews and empty unpaid spaces we might ask you to pay a 20% deposit via PayPal ahead of time, especially if you stay further away from Onna Village and can not visit our dive shop ahead of the scheduled trip. PayPal transaction fees are additional.

To maintain the quality of the services, we do not offer Diving Courses, Snorkeling Trips or Discover Scuba Diving on this trip. While our trip might cost a little more than what you could find elsewhere we focus on service,safety and quality equipment. There will be no more than 4 divers per Divemaster and we always attempt to schedule groups of similar experience together so everyone can enjoy the dives, unlike some other organisers.

Unfortunately non diving partners of divers and independent snorkeling or swimming activities while on the boat are not permitted. While we understand that the rules can be inconvenient at times, they are set mostly by the prefecture and the fishing association, not by us.

Vist Diving in Okinawa to see where else we dive. E.g.: Blue Cave, Manza Point or go to Okinawa Scuba Diving for more information about PADI training courses.