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Looking for great information, pictures, or directions for a great beach in Okinawa? Look no further. Check out our reviews on Okinawa Japan beaches here where you can find a great summary about the following beaches (or click on individual beach links):

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Totally confused about where things are on island? We have been too!!! So we are trying to fix that with our google mashup map of fun things to do on Okinawa – beaches to visit, kid’s parks, scuba diving locations, and more.

Google Mashup Map of Okinawa Japan


What are we missing on our map? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Scuba Diving at Maeda Point - Great cliff views

Welcome to what is probably the most popular and well-known dive spot in Okinawa. Entry is gradual (good for beginners) and assisted by construction of a (substantial) flight of steps leading down to the water.

The shoreline is steep at Maeda Point (thus the need for steps to get down to the dive site). This rapidly changing topography continues underwater as well. While there is a reef that runs parallel to the shoreline, just to the left of the reef (as viewed from above on descent to the site), the dropoff is almost completely vertical, allowing for deepwater dives just offshore to approximately 100 feet in depth.

Consider staying for a moment after your dive or you might miss one of the spectacular sunsets at Maeda Point – made all the more magical by the waves splashing off of the substantial shoreline cliffs and the suns rays punching through the partly overcast skies.

Directions:
Take Hwy 58 northbound. When you reach the “Renaissance Hotel”, take a hard left onto Hwy 6. Within 2 miles you will see a large white sign saying “Cape Maeda”. Turn right here. Road appears like it is dying off, but keep going. It will dead end in a few hundred yards into the parking lot. Note that there is a 100Y per hour fee now to park.

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