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Okinawa Shore dive, Need Help Pls...

Discussion in 'Japan' started by KuloMan, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Jordan23

    Jordan23 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: bonaire

    is there also macro? how is it compare to the philipines or papua new guinea or palau? or is it diffrent
  2. cephalopod2

    cephalopod2 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    There is definitely macro. But I believe most of the species you can see in Okinawa itself (vs the out islands) overlap with the species of Indonesia and the Philippines (I have not been to PNG yet).

    For really special macro in Japan, including endemics, I can recommend Izu peninsula. We also saw some special macro in Hachijo jima thanks to our terrific dive op.

    Comparing Okinawa to the Philippines is difficult as I've nearly always had a local dive guide in the Philippines and we were diving independently (no local guide) for all but 1 day in Okinawa. Tengan Pier had by far the best macro of all the Okinawa sites we were able to see; the other sites had far less. Overall, Okinawa in July did not have the diversity and volume of macro of e.g. Anilao in prime season, but few places in the world do.

  3. drk5036

    drk5036 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sapporo, Japan
    Which dive op did you use in Hachijojima?
  4. toris1968

    toris1968 Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Houston Tx
    Reef Encounters is a great shop and owned by an American named Doug
  5. cephalopod2

    cephalopod2 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Concolor was the dive op - amazing above and below the water. Kotaro not only made our Hachijo jima trip, he also connected us with a fantastic Izu peninsula guide. Tremendous guy and superb diver and photographer.

    He invites his guests to share photos from their dives on the op's Facebook account if you want to see more.
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  6. Valyngar

    Valyngar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Finland
    Is there any rebreather diving and wrecks?
  7. Alfawolfje

    Alfawolfje Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tokyo
    The USS Emmons is the one big shipwreck there. Look up Dauntless divers for tech/ccr diving. Matt is great for that !

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