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Dive spot shouldn't miss in Okinawa

Discussion in 'Japan' started by John Pham, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. John Pham

    John Pham Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Orange County, CA
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    Hi guys, i'm going to Okinawa in June and was looking to see what spot I shouldn't miss diving while there for a few days. Thanks
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
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    Weather prevented me from going to the Kerama Islands, and I really wanted to see the "runins" at Yonaguni. My other dives there were Ok, but I missed out on those two I was aiming for.
     
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  3. John Pham

    John Pham Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Orange County, CA
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    yes I saw Kerama Islands, it's a must dive when in Okinawa.
     
  4. TONY CHANEY

    TONY CHANEY Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Mount Holly, NC
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    On the island, Horseshoe, Bolo point and if you have a good contact, secrets south. But I will not post the location. The best is the USS Emmons DD 457.
     
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  5. John Pham

    John Pham Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Orange County, CA
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    Thanks, will be my first trip so secrets south will remain a secret =)
     
  6. TONY CHANEY

    TONY CHANEY Contributor

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    I must add that despite others opinions, these dives can be a life taker. I.e. Bolo looks very cool as well as Horseshoe but both can change very fast and will leave you, if you make it, wondering how you got out alive.
     
  7. Alfawolfje

    Alfawolfje Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tokyo
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    I love Manta rays so a trip to Ishigaki is also recommended if you have the time. Check in with Prime Scuba!
     
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  8. divinh

    divinh Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco
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    U.S.S. Emmons is a great dive, but it is at 40-45m, so make sure you're comfortable going to that depth. When I went, it required two safety stops, a deep stop and another at the usual 5m.

    Ishigaki, another island that you'll have to fly to, is great for Mantas at Manta Scramble. The diving is just dropping into a canyon and wait for Mantas to swim by...
     
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  9. busybugs

    busybugs Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
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    Lots of good diving (beach and shore) on the main island. What exactly do you want to see?
     

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