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Okinawa info?

25 May 2015 - 11:53 AM

Hi Folks,


My wife and I are comtemplating a dive trip to Okinawa sometime this fall. We realize our timeframe coincides with typhoon season, but don't have a lot of choice over the timing at this point.


We are both very experienced divers and self-sufficient with respect to dive skills - in the water almost every weekend and take at least two major dive vacations a year. We both like to plod along nice and slow looking for interesting critters. I shoot with a 7D in an Aquatica housing, and split macro and wide about 50/50.


We've looked into flights - AC has a good route with, dare I say it, affordable fares. We intend to stay on the main island, unless there's a compelling reason to get on another flight.


So, I was wondering if anyone had any tips or recommendations as to dive ops. Since neither of us speaks Japanese, we've looked at Reef Encounters and Piranha Divers. The former seems a rough around the edges given the reviews - not that we need pampering, and the latter appears to cater mostly to folks learning to dive. In the interests of full-disclosure, I haven't contacted either as of yet.


Any info or suggestions would be appreciated!