Diving in Okinawa, Japan

September 10, 2017 0

Welcome, welcome!

Right now I’m blogging from my new place in The Hague, The Netherlands! I’m missing Japan like crazy! That was why I was looking through my (way too many) pictures again and sort them out, and I realised I didn’t post the pictures of my last adventure in Japan, yet: scuba diving in Okinawa!

The last eight days of my stay in Japan I flew to Okinawa, one of Japan’s southernmost islands (in the middle of a typhoon, apparently), which was supposed to be very lovely! It definitely was, although I have never been as hot (as in overheated)! The weather was around 32 degrees Celsius every day, although the island had a heat index of 42 and it was crazy humid. Summer in Japan is definitely the worst I have every experienced.

But, if you’re overheated and want to relax and explore, what do you do? Go to the beach! I decided it was time to rediscover my love for scuba diving and signed up for two beach dives at Kaifu Divers in Naha, Okinawa. I got my PADI Open Water Diver certificate in 2009, when I was 16 and fearless. This time, going out into the water with my lovely diving instructor, I realized I had forgotten a lot and was no longer that fearless. But despite my fear at the beginning, it was very cool! The water was as blue as it looked at the surface, there were so many fish that I almost felt like one of them, and we even swam into an underwater cave, which I’d never done before! I can definitely recommend scuba diving from one of Japan’s tropical islands! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!

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