Hello, I am Jan and this is my wife Tomoko. We are the owners of Piranha Divers. I first started diving in 1999, basically as soon as I was old enough to put on a scuba tank and stay underwater. That first dive into the deep was in a chilly German quarry, but the cold experience didn’t put me off and I’ve had a passion for diving ever since. Later, I became a diving instructor and my work took me to Egypt, where I met my lovely wife, and then to Greece, Australia and Thailand. In 2007, we moved to Okinawa with a dream to establish Piranha Divers as a small family-run dive service. Although I have achieved the rating of PADI Master Instructor and SDI Instructor Trainer, Tomoko is the real hidden power behind Piranha Divers, managing daily operations. You will find us in the north of Onna, a beautiful, laidback village. It's perfect for us and our family and we would love to welcome you here too.
You will enjoy the benefit of small classes taught in English and German. Most of the time, our maximum class size is only two divers to one instructor so there is plenty of time to answer your questions. Our maximum class size is four divers to one instructor.
Piranha Divers is primarily an SDI dive shop. SDI offers a more updated, 21st century approach to diver education and gives us more flexibility to adapt to students needs and individual learning styles. However, we recognise PADI as one of the biggest players in the industry and therefore offer PADI training on request. All certifications earned at Piranha Divers are accepted worldwide.
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.
We are located in the northern part of Onna Village. Most of the dive sites we go to are located within a short distance of our shop and Okinawa's main resort area. Diving with us will enable you to go diving and also be back in time for other afternoon/evening activities.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.