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Diving at Sunabe Seawall, Okinawa Japan

Recommended for:  Great views, great diving (thus crowded on weekends with dive schools and groups!)

Located next to Cape Maeda
~30-45 mins directly north on 58 from Gate 1 (Kadena)  

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Sunabe Seawall Dive Review

Entry: 
Very gradual, super easy. 
Recommended skill level:  Excellent dive site, especially for those new to diving or just looking to relax
Depth Around 60 feet maximum
Visibility Averages 40-50 feet (depending a bit on the tide)
Animal life you might see here Coral - lots of it in all sorts of bright orange, pink, yellow, red, and purple colors.  Plus all the small marine life that hang around coral, such as tube worms, crabs, anemone, and various tropical fish.  More rare visits by octopus and squid.
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Torii Scuba Locker - 644-4290
Kadena Marina scuba locker 634-6344 / 6968

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Detailed Review   
Sunabe is one of Okinawa's most popular dive spots (second perhaps to Maeda Point).  This is due to several factors:  great visibility (usually averages around 40-50 feet), a general lack of sudden current changes (many other Okinawa dive sites are not so fortunate), and lots of entertaining marine life hanging around the coral reef.

Just beyond the large concrete "jacks" lie miles and miles of soft coral and limestone rocks, cracks, crevasses, and short cliffs waiting for you to explore.  Diving is generally shallow with maximum depths around 60 feet. 

Directions
From Kitamae Gate (Commissary side) on Camp Foster, turn right (northbound) onto Highway 58. Go north for ~4 km;  you will pass Camp Lester on the right.  You will see a SEGA arcade building on your left.  Turn left at this stoplight (Hamagawa Road).  Follow the road as it curves right.  You will see the seawall on your left - multiple dive spots from pretty much any point along the seawall.  You will see quite a few dive shops catering to the Japanese public and tourists along this section as well.

From Gate 2 on Kadena, turn left (southbound) onto Highway 58. Go north for ~4 km;  shortly before reaching Camp Lester on your left, you will see a SEGA arcade building on your right.  Turn right at this stoplight (Hamagawa Road).  Follow the road as it curves right.  You will see the seawall on your left - multiple dive spots from pretty much any point along the seawall.  You will see quite a few dive shops catering to the Japanese public and tourists along this section as well.