Open Water Scuba Diver Course

If you’ve never dived before but are curious to explore what lies beneath the ocean then the Open Water Scuba Diver Course is your ticket into a new world. We offer training in small groups, with no more than 4 students per Instructor.

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Fun and Safety!

Our courses are focused on having fun while also teaching everything needed to be safe. The dive gear you will be using is regularly maintained and replaced. After certification you will be able to dive with a buddy to a depth of 18m/60feet, worldwide.

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US Veterans Option
Takes - 4 Days
¥Gi Bill

Basic Scuba Package - $ 1000

What's included:

  • E-Learning
  • Dive Gear
  • Boat Fees
  • Certification Card

Please Note:

This package is available for US Military members only.

Most Popular Choice
Takes - 3 Days
¥90.000

Open Water Scuba Diver Course:

  • Confined Water Training
  • 4 Ocean Dives
  • Learn to Dive up to 18m/60ft with a Buddy
  • Min. 2 Participants per Instructor
  • Max. 4 Participants per Instructor

Open Water Scuba Diver Option:

  • 4 Days/6 Dives/100.000Yen

What's included:

  • SDI E-Learning
  • Instruction
  • Dive Gear
  • Certification Card
Course Package incl. Accommodation
Takes - 4-5 Days
¥150.000+

OW + Nitrox or OW + Advanced:

  • Confined Water Training
  • 6 Ocean Dives (Nitrox Package), 9 Ocean Dives (OW+AOW Package)
  • Learn to Dive up to 18m/60ft with a Buddy
  • Min. 2 Participants per Instructor
  • Max. 4 Participants per Instructor

What's included:

  • Stay 4 or 5 Nights in the Mermaids Inn
  • E-Learning for Open Water
  • E-Learning for Nitrox or Advanced
  • Dive Gear
  • Certification(s)

Quick Facts

Course Duration: Day 1 - Confined Water
Day 2 - 2 Ocean Dives
Day 3 - 2 Ocean Dives
Nitrox Package:
Day 4 - 2 Dives with Nitrox
Advanced Package:
Day 4 - 3 Dives
Day 5 - 2 Dives
Class Size: Min. 2 Students
Max. 4 Students
What's included: Dive Gear, Confined Water Training (Ocean), Ocean Dives, Learning Materials (Online), Certification(s)
Prerequisites: No prior experience with scuba diving is required!

Must be able to answer “No” to all questions on the SDI medical statement.

Minimum age is 10 with parental consent
Students between the ages of 10 through 14 may obtain an SDI Junior Certification.
Pro Tip: While diver training is performance based not time based, we acknowledge that not everyone learns at the same speed. Unfortunately the most common reason why people can't get certified is the lack of time. We do offer additional training for those who need more time to master certain skills.

Please Note:

  1. The course will typically start at 8:30AM at the dive shop and finish at approximately 15:30PM each day. Please plan accordingly.
  2. All students must have ability to swim and feel comfortable in the water! All participants must be able to tread water for 10 minutes and swim a distance of 200m, independently without stopping or the help of swimming aids. All swimming exercises will be performed in water to deep to stand up in. The inability to meet the swimming requirements will result in not being able to participate any further in this course!
  3. Confined Water Training will take place from the beach in the ocean, please take motion sickness medication and sunscreen ahead of time.
  4. Training is offered mainly in English or German, while online training materials are available in many languages.
  5. Training is purchased, certification is earned, no refunds will be given if you cannot meet the training requirements.
  6. Don't fly within 18-24 hours of your last dive, please take this into consideration when scheduling your training.

Our Favorite Divespots

Shore Diving

For all Divers:

  • Maeda Point - Blue Cave
  • Sunabe Seawall - Soft Corals
  • Manza Toiletbowl - Wall Diving
  • Gorilla Chop - Shallow Reef

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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Manza Point

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Manza Dream Hole
  • Reef Diving
  • Wall Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Boat Diving

Dive Plan: 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: 10+ Dives

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USS Emmons

For Experienced Divers:

  • Experience History
  • WWII Shipwreck
  • Deep Diving

Dive Plan: 2 Dives
Requirements: 50+ Dives

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DPV Fun Diving (Underwater Scooter)

For Intermediate Divers:

  • Location of Choice
  • Hard Corals
  • Turtles Guaranteed
  • DPV - Diver Propulsion Vehicle Included

Dive Plan: 1 long Dive (60-90 minutes)
Requirements: 10 or more Logged Dives

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Independent Diving

For all Divers:

  • Rent Scuba Equipment
  • Rent Tanks
  • Dive with a buddy
  • Staff recommendations are available
  • Shore diving
  • Solo diver training is available for those who want to dive alone

Dive Plan: up to you
Requirements: valid government ID/driver license as a deposit

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Equipment Maintenance

For all Divers:

  • Adjustments and Fixes
  • Regulator/BCD Overhaul
  • Scuba Tank Visual Inspection
  • Dive Rite
  • Apeks
  • Aqualung
  • Basic equipment maintenance training is available

Please Note: We use original parts only!
Recommendations: Flexible solutions for most of your scuba troubles.

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Whale Shark Diving

We believe every responsible diver should refrain from diving with caged whale sharks in Okinawa!

  • Whale sharks are an endangered species
  • Whale sharks are not fed adequately
  • Sharp corals growing on the netted cage, injuring the whale sharks every day
  • Recreational divers are not trained to dive overhead environments
  • Operator is not associated with the aquarium or any other scientific research project in Okinawa



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Private Boat Charters

Cruise along the east coast of Okinawa.

  • Private Tours
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cruising
  • Relaxing

Cruise Plan: Flexible
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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