Today was on and off rainy and sunny in Okinawa, you know, typical tropical weather. Very unpredictable.
It was the second day of diving with Kathy and Joe – specialists of coral. We dove Yurigahama, Chishi, and Tamana Farm yesterday in the Kerama Islands, and I took them out to our local spots on Okinawa West Coast today.
***Today’s Okinawa Dive Site Info**
Okinawa West Coast
1. Yamada (Onna)
2. Maeda (Onna)
3. Maeda Drop (Onna)
Objective: Boat Dives
Weather: Mild South Wind
Air: 32C (90F)
Water: 29C (85F)
Visibility: 30m + (100ft)
Suits: 3mm / 5mm one piece
Our first dive at Yamada was so much fun, and the dives around Maeda, including the one in front of Blue Cave, and a drift – anchor dive from the drop off.
Although they were beginners in SCUBA diving (just got OW certified), they are so knowledgeable about coral and environment, which I learned alot from diving with them. We had different perspective than our normal daily dives – we were always just looking beneath the coral and trying to find something unusual and cool!
We talked and discussed a lot about Okinawa’s current oceanic environment and coral reef conservation issues.