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Okinawa Diving

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Welcome to Piranha Divers in Okinawa.

2020, 2021 is a period of change for many but here at Piranha Divers we try to make the best out of this and am trying to change from an average tourist operator to an adventure company. During the next few month we will update the homepage and programs we offer.

Two major changes are going to happen in 2022:

We are changing from PADI to SDI/TDI by January 2022. This will provide us with more freedom as on how to teach divers. Of course if you a diver from any other agency you can still dive with us or take a training course with us and be sure your training will be recognised anywhere in the world.

Piranha is doing an effort to become more “green”, we gave up on the old diesel truck and are now hauling divers and dive gear around the island using an electric vehicle.

As for the boats we imported a sailing catamaran from Europe added an electric engine and are hopefully up and running in the first quarter of 2022. This is the first commercially operated boat with an electric engine in Japan.

The Piranha difference or 3 good reasons to join us!

  1. Fun, We offer a personalised experience, all of our diving courses and underwater adventures are held at a ratio of no more than 4:1.
  2. Our gear is available in sizes XXS to XXXL, we recognise that good fitting gear adds to the fun while good working gear adds to the safety of a great dive. At Piranha we provide both! In addition to that we are certified by manufacturers to work on gear from Aqualung, Apeks, DiveRite and Tusa.
  3. We speak your language, all of our services are available in English and German, some are also available in Japanese.
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Stunning Nature

Impressive Diving

Diving in Okinawa

okinawa map

Okinawa is the main island of Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. It is located in the Ryukyus, a chain of volcanic Japanese islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan.

About half way up this 112 km long island, is where our shop is located (perfect for accessing all of Okinawa’s best dive sites).

While Okinawa has a wide variety of incredible dive sites, we try to focus on the northern part of the island where there’s more nature to see and fewer people to bump into.

Diving in Onna Village

Are you looking for a day of “easy” diving? Maybe your last dive is already some time ago. Or are you still learning how to dive? If this sounds like you, then Maeda Point and famous Blue Cave is perfect! With it’s beautiful rock formations and very blue water, it's a truly great dive location with a moderate depths of 20m (60 feet) and minimal to no currents.

If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, we’ll take you to Manza where there are several dynamic dive spots with incredibly varied marine life and continuously changing topography.

Frogfish at Nakayukui Point, turtles and white-tipped reef sharks at Overhang Rock, and grey reef sharks at Horseshoe are just some of the sea creatures you might get to see, as well as lots of garden eels and fan corals at the magical Manza Dreamhole.

Diving in Northern Okinawa

If you’re interested in adventure, or history (and have at least 50 dives under your belt), then you will love the wreck of the USS Emmons! It’s an American Destroyer, around 40m deep, off the coast of Kouri Island. It’s really quite surreal yet an eerie reminder of Okinawa’s darkest hour during WWII.

Continuing the adventure, the most northern point of Okinawa offers Cape Hedo, a unique dive location where the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea meet to create an incredible mix of marine life and diving intensity. You can experience vibrant reefs, occasional strong currents and the famous Hedo Dome (a cave dive, entered from underwater before an inside ascent, where you may just find traces of prehistoric life).

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Small Classes

Easy Learning

Learning to Dive with Piranha Divers

Learning to dive with us in Okinawa gives you the benefit of our small classes and high regard for safety. For entry level certification our maximum class size is only four divers to one instructor. For all other courses the maximum class size is six divers to one instructor, so plenty of time for your questions and concerns to be addressed.
All courses are taught in English or German, and we guarantee you personal guidance through the entire learning process to make sure that you’ll be a comfortable diver after certification. Visit learn to dive to get more information.

The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish."
Jacques Yves Cousteau

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get your PADI

  • Learn to Scuba Dive
  • It's Fun and Safe
  • No Experience Required

Takes: 3 Days
Costs: 69.000 Japanese Yen

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Continue your Adventure

  • Dive More
  • Learn More
  • Explore More

Takes: 2 days
Costs: 59.000 Japanese Yen

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PADI Rescue Diver & EFR Course

Challenge Yourself

  • Self Rescue
  • Emergency Management
  • Rescue Panicked and Unresponsive Divers

Takes: 3 Days
Costs: 69.000 Japanese Yen

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PADI Divemaster Course

Become a Dive Leader

  • Gain Dive Knowledge
  • Become a Role Model
  • Learn to Supervise Others

Takes: 10-14 Days
Costs: 149.000 Japanese Yen

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Awesome Creatures

Colorful Ecosystems

Our Favorite Divespots

The northern parts of the island are nowhere near as developed as those further south. Which is why we like them. Not only do you get to experience some of the hidden adventures Okinawa diving has to offer, you also get a glimpse into a more traditional Okinawan lifestyle.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
Jacques Yves Cousteau

Maeda Point

For Beginners:

  • Reef Diving
  • Blue Cave
  • Plenty of colorful Fish
  • Learn Diving

Dive Plan: 2 Dives
Requirements: Ready For Fun

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Manza Point

For Intermediate Divers:

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

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

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U.S.S. Emmons

For Experienced Divers

  • Experience History
  • WWII Shipwreck
  • Deep Diving

Dive Plan: 2 Dives
Requirements: AOW with 30+ Dives

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Private Boat Charters

For Intermediate and Experienced Divers

  • Dive Groups
  • Private Charters
  • Dive at your own Pace

Dive Plan: Day Trips with 2 or 3 Dives
Requirements: AOW with 30+ Dives

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Historical Locations

Challenging Dives