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Aloha divers Okinawa
Aloha Divers Okinawa - a scuba diving shop and school run by Brazilian instructors passionate on giving visitors the best diving experience possible, while showing them these incredible islands that make up Okinawa. We can speak and teach in 4 different languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese) to serve a wide group of people. We provide snorkeling, experimental diving, and certified diving experiences, along with basic to Divemaster and some specialty courses. Aloha Divers offers day trips to popular dive sites such as the Kerama islands, the Manza area (Dream Hole), Maeda Misaki (Blue Cave), and USS Emmons, and other areas around Okinawa.
A PADI instructor with Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Self Reliant Diver, and Emergency Oxygen Provider specialties, Pedro is experienced with handling new divers and is able to guide divers in the Kerama Island, Minna, Sesoko Islands. He has dived all over the world, including Mexico, the Philippines, and Thailand. Pedro is also a physical education teacher.
Andréa Ramos Nascimento
A PADI, MSDT, and NAUI instructor with Deep Diver, Wreck, and Enriched Air Diver; Equipment Specialist; Tec Gas Blender; and Emergency Oxygen Provider specialties, Andréa’s love for traveling around the world has brought her to dive in Brazil, Curaçao, Mexico, the Philippines, Australia, and Thailand. An environmental technologist and lover of nature and all marine species, she is passionate about bringing joy to people through diving. She thinks that there is nothing more thrilling than showing other divers unique marine life.
Service in 4 languages:
Portuguese, English, Japanese and Spanish
Okinawa is a sub-tropical island located in the south of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. There are 169 islands that make up the Okinawa islands, and the main island has approximately 1,433, 571 inhabitants covering an area of 1,206.96 square kilometers.
Okinawa was historically part of an independent kingdom, known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, which has been essential to the development of the Okinawan culture, unique to the rest of Japanese culture.
With the beautiful surrounding sea, its natural forests, and UNESCO World Heritage sites, Okinawa has so much to offer! Its location close to the tropics allows for the cultivation of sugar cane, banana, pineapple, and sweet potato.
Tourists from other parts of Japan and around the world make their way to Okinawa because of its famous crystal clear waters and the opportunity to participate in thrilling water sports, including scuba diving.
Below you will see two graphs showing the average ocean and air temperatures in Okinawa throughout the year.
We offer many options for boat and shore dives for certified divers. Due to the difficulty level, there are a few dive sites that we only recommend for advanced divers. You can get to know which dive sites suit you best by having a look at our Dive Sites page, which lists a description of each site, along with maximum dive depth and recommended level of certification.
If you do not have the time to get your certification in Okinawa, but want the chance to do a diving or snorkeling activity, please do not hesitate in contacting us. We offer Discovery Scuba Diving and Snorkeling as day activities.
Okinawa is a world famous diving location. Don’t miss the chance to experience its underwater landscapes and marine life!
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. This program can be conducted in a pool, from the beach (shore dive), or from a boat. While not a scuba diving certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to exploring the underwater world. To participate, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience is necessary, but you must be in reasonable physical health. Are you ready to try it out? Contact us right now!
Bubblemaker – introductory dive for children 8-9 years old (maximum depth 2 meters)
The PADI Bubblemaker program is available to children 8+ years old and it is safe, easy, and fun!
Have you ever imagined being able to see an entirely different world from the surface? By snorkeling, you can explore the coral formations, colorful reef fish, and geography of the crystal clear waters of Okinawa! To do this activity, you only need a mask, snorkel, life jacket, booties, and fins. Even if you are not a confident swimmer, a PADI instructor will be by your side at all times so there is no need to worry. This is also a great opportunity for a parent-child activity!
You can decide if you’d like to spend the day on the boat for this activity or, if you’re short on time, snorkel from the beach. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time!
If you haven’t gotten certified yet, or if you’re a certified diver but would like to advance your skills or increase your certification level, click on the below links to find out more about the PADI courses we offer, our prices, and the required time for completion.
Our instructors at Aloha Divers can teach courses in Portuguese, English, Spanish, or Japanese, and theory materials can be provided in the language most convenient for you to ease the learning process!
Here we conduct several types of Diving Courses:
- PADI Scuba Diver
Yonaguni Island is located at the westernmost point of Japan. The main style of diving here is drift diving with entry by boat. The Yonaguni Monument, which was discovered in 1986 by a local diver Kihachiro Aratake, is one of the best spots here. There is still debate over whether the underwater ruins at Yonaguni are natural or manmade, but either way it is still an unforgettable sight to see!
Also, if you have ever dreamt about diving with huge schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, this is one of the few places in the world where you can! The rush of adrenaline you will feel when you suddenly see more than 100 hammerhead sharks all at once is unbeatable.