Getting here and around
Japan is justifiably famous for its extensive, well-organized and efficient transportation network. However, this does not necessarily apply when traveling in Okinawa. So, to make our divers’ time here as hassle-free as possible, we usually recommend they stay at the small, nearby Pension Weekend while diving with us, only a 5 minutes walk from Piranha Divers’ dive shop. Pension Weekend is owned by an local family most of the communication for the booking is done in Japanese which is difficult for most visitors so we are happy to help you with this service. The cost for staying is very reasonable with only 6.000Yen for one person or 10.000Yen for 2 persons, the price includes a healthy breakfast. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-condition and WIFI available. Please read what others had to say about staying at Pension Weekend. (please be aware this place can not be booked online)
Airport Shuttle Bus/Airport Limousine Bus
From Naha Airport you can take the new airport-shuttle bus or the airport limousine bus. These buses run less frequently (depending on the season) but are faster and more comfortable. You can buy tickets directly in the bus if you use the airport shuttle or at the airport and all major resort hotels for the limousine bus. Get off at ‘Kariyushi Beach Resort’, or ‘Kariyushi Beach mae’, which are the closest stops to our shop. We will pick you up once we know your arrival time.
Airport Pick Up
If your plane arrives after 8pm at Naha Airport you won't be able to catch a bus anymore, but we can arrange a pick up from the airport for a flat fee of 15.000Yen (1-4 Persons) simply write your flight number and arrival time in your dive booking with us. We might ask to pay the ahead of arrival.
There are a number of rental car companies in Okinawa, which is by far the best way to get around the island. Please make sure that your driver’s license/international driver’s license is actually valid in Japan. (Please Note: Belgium, France, Germany, Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland and Taiwan do not issue permits based on the 1949 Geneva Convention. If you’re from one of these countries you should get a translation from the Japan Automobile Federation)
From Naha Airport you can take the bus, numbers 20 or 120, to ‘Imbu Kibougaoka’, where you need to get off. Local buses run daily from about 6am to 8pm. Please check the timetable for details. You also can get around with a taxi, although this is quite expensive and taxi drivers most of the time don't know the location well. Some companies offer a flat fee for a half or full day use.