Maeda Point is the most famous scuba-diving destination on the main Okinawa island. It offers extensive, preserved coral plantations surrounded by a rich underwater life. Entering deeper waters at the bottom of the Maeda drop-off you will meet hundreds of species of sea animals including sharks and turtles. The only downside of Maeda Point is that it can become extremely crowded, particularly during the weekend. Make sure to claim your parking spot before 8:00am, otherwise you might end up waiting in a long line of cars just to get in.