Meet the Piranha Family

Jan - Owner of Piranha Divers - PADI Master Instructor #963835 (German, English)

Jan is the owner of Piranha Divers, he started diving in 1999 at the age of 14, he opened Piranha in 2009 from his balcony and in 2019 is now working towards his PADI Course Director with the ultimate goal of transforming Piranha Divers into a PADI Instructor Training Center. Recently he travels a lot for further training, inspiration and to be a good father/husband to his family which currently lives in Germany. When he is in Okinawa usually he is busy with the maintenance of Equipment to make sure all the divers can not only look awesome while diving but also be safe while enjoying whats under the sea.

He can teach a variety of PADI specialty courses such as Sidemount Diving, Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, Deep Diver, Night Diver, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Navigation, Boat Diver, Drift Diving, Wreck Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Oxygen Provider, Digital Underwater Photography, Project Aware and the Emergency First Response Instructor Level

Ota - Manager of Piranha Divers - PADI Instructor #324825 (English, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish)

Ota is an upbeat and nature loving personality from Brazil, He started diving in 2008 and became an Instructor in 2013. Since spring 2019 he is managing Piranha Divers. His passion is not only showing the underwater wonders of Okinawa to our clients but organising the whole operation being in charge of the office, answering e-mails, organising dives and booking the boats. His degree in Tourism Management Is a solid foundation to his experience working in the dive Industry in Brazil and in Japan where he gained plenty of experience, dealing with cultural differences and potentially stressful situations, all while being focused on safe diving practises and making sure everyone has a great time.

On top of all the normal PADI Courses he is also qualified to teach the Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Enriched Air Nitrox and Drysuit Specialty Course.

Pierre - PADI Instructor #414311 and Photoshop Guru (English, German)

Pierre is from Switzerland but left the cold weather behind and is now living the dream here in tropical Okinawa, teaching diving in German and English to all the visitors wanting to learn diving at Piranha Divers. Pierre has a extensive background in the customer service industry helping people get there electronic devices to work again, valuable experience he now is using daily as a PADI Instructor. When the weather is bad and the waves are high he usually can be found behind a computer  developing stickers, t-shirts and other merchandise designs for Piranha Divers as well creating visual engaging content for online presence.

He also can teach a few other PADI speciality courses such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Enriched Air Nitrox and the Oxygen Provider Course.

Want to be Part of the family?

  • Be an active status PADI Instructor
  • Speak English and have an understanding of the basics in Japanese language and culture.
  • Ideally you already live in Japan and or have a Visa to Japan which permits you to work in Japan
  • Working Holiday Visa applicants will be considered.
  • Driving License valid in Japan
  • Sportive and Customer oriented impresion.
  • You Love to be Underwater
  • Strong work ethic

What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary, depending on your Skills, Experience and lengths of your contract/Visa.
  • Japanese Health Insurance, Japanese Pension Fund, PADI Fees/Insurance
  • A variety of work, teaching Padi courses and exploring dive sites of Okinawa
  • Assistance to find a place to stay at a reasonable cost

Please get in touch if you would like to become part of the family.