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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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Zanpa Beach & Bolo Point Lighthouse (Panoramic Photograph)

We’ve added A TON of new photos, pics, and slideshows to the photograph section of our Time2PCS.com. As you will see, the beautiful beaches, scuba diving, coral reefs, and crystal blue, postcard-picture waters are absolutely amazing. . .if you are fortunate enough to be stationed here, whether at Camp Foster, Kadena Air Base, or another military installation on island, you know how truly awesome it is.

We will continually be updating these – and we are testing out several different slideshow formats.

Here are two in the new format: Panoramic slideshow & Diving at Maeda Point

Here are two in the old format: Welcome to Okinawa & Okuma Beach Slideshow
(NOTE: old slideshows take about 30 seconds to load! after that, they play all the way through!)

Let us know which is your favorite picture slideshow and we’ll begin moving the others to this design!

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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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