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Diving with Whale Sharks in Okinawa

Recommended for:  The not faint of heart (they're not dangerous, but they are HUGE)

Located by Yomitan Village (near Torii Station Army base
Only 4 kms North from Kadena AB's Gate 1 (~15 minute drive)

Tel:  644-4290 (Torii Scuba Locker)


Pictured above:  Whale Shark at the Churami Aquarium   Have a picture of diving here?  Send it along.  

Diving With Whale Sharks Review

Entry:  Somewhat sporty over the coral when the tide is out.
Recommended skill level:  not recommended for your very first dive; mid-range skills
Depth 25-60 feet. 
Animal life you might see here umm....the whaleshark?
Special Notes & Cautions about diving here:

  • Torii Scuba Locker arranges the dives
  • Cost is $115 per diver
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Available off of the Yomitan Peninsula.  Hook up with Reef Encounters, Torii Station Dive Locker, or Kadena Marina for the latest on prices (currently, as of Aug 07, $115 per diver).  Dive usually lasts about 1 hour, but you have to catch a boat ride out to the area they have the sharks netted off inside - takes a couple extra hours for all the extra spin-up, boat drive, the dive itself, and the return. 


Highly recommended by two friends of ours who have done this.  Some folks also buy the video afterwards (a bit pricey).