okinawa diving forestOkinawa is located at the southernmost point of Japan halfway between Kyushu and Taiwan. It is the largest island in the more than 100 islands that form the Japanese Archipelago. The Keramas Islands, a cluster of tiny islands just off shore of Okinawa, with pristine coral reefs and crystal clear water are a short boat trip away from Okinawa. The climate of Okinawa is mild and comfortable year round, with temperatures not falling below the springtime levels in Tokyo and Osaka even in winter. Okinawa is bordered by the East China Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the West. Okinawa is often referred to as the “Hawaii” of Japan.

Okinawa boasts a subtropical climate year round with warm water from the Kuroshio Current bringing a vast multitude of marine life to the waters surrounding the island. The crystal blue seas, white sand beaches, and endless coral reefs attract divers from all over the world. The water temperature in Okinawa, and surrounding islands, is very mild. Water temperatures in the summer are warm, around 29C (84F), which allows divers to use 3mm wetsuits or even dive without a wetsuit. In the winter time, water temperatures rarely drop below 19C (66F) and most divers are comfortable using only 5mm wetsuits.

Drysuit diving is NOT necessary in the waters off Okinawa!

Jan Feb Mar April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water 2oC
68F
20C
68F
21C
70F
23C
74F
24C
75F
26C
78F
28C
82F
28C
82F
29C
84F
26C
78F
24C
75F
21C
70F
Air 19C
66F
19C
66F
21C
70F
24C
75F
26C
78F
29C
84F
31C
88F
31C
88F
30C
86F
28C
82F
24C
75F
22C
72F
Suits 5mm + hood or thicker 5mm 3mm 5mm
Cloths Long Sleeve Shirts T Shirts
Sea
Life
Humpback Whales Mantas Dolphins
White tip reef sharks, Sea Turtles (green, red, and hawksbill)
Nudibranchs Cuttlefish Big Eye Jacks Many fish! Okinawa’s best season
Weather North Wind Rainy Season Occasional Typhoons

manta okinawa diving

Okinawa boasts world-class diving with gorgeous coral reefs, thriving turtle populations, abundant macrolife and schools of larger pelagic sealife. Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Humpback whales, and many varieties of rays inhabit the waters surrounding Okinawa.

Manta Rays start appearing in Okinawa in summer.

When we find them, we first spot them from the boat or snorkeling, from the surface of the water.

Don’t take long to put your gear on!
Let’s just jump in the water!

panda  anemone fish laying eggs

Also…

Anemone Fish lay eggs starting March.

Their eggs are very bright red – just like the opening scene from the movie ‘Finding Nemo’.
They live relatively shallow water, so beginner divers, even Discover Scuba Divers can watch them very closely.

The way the parents take care of the eggs is so cute!

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