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Piranha Divers Okinawa

2288-532 Aza Nakama, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture 904-0401, Japan
+81 98--967-8487
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Owner description: We offer Scuba Diving in Okinawa, Japan and teach diving after PADI. We are specialized in non Japanese speaking Divers. Please visit our web site for... more » Owner description: We offer Scuba Diving in Okinawa, Japan and teach diving after PADI. We are specialized in non Japanese speaking Divers. Please visit our web site for more information. « less
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Kiel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I did both my OWD and AOWD courses with Jan. Found him to be knowledgable, friendly and he was kind enough to accommodate my working schedule.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

(Fun dives on the 26th of September) I had chosen Piranha Divers Okinawa because of the very nice reviews it had on Tripadvisor. After the 3 fun dives I've had, I have a mixed feeling. I can split my explanations in two parts: 1) the dives were awesome. I have seen lots of beautiful wildlife, including many turtles and so... More

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jan-japan, Owner at Piranha Divers Okinawa, responded to this review

Dear Sylvain, Thank you for you long and detailed review! I will try to address the points of your complaint first: * Pick up in the evening! Pick up is generally a service provided by the pension, however since people in JP don't speak a lot of English I do this pick up most of the time, even I'm not... More

Hong Kong Region, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Jan is a nice and well-experienced instructor. He speaks both English and Japanese. He knows the dive sites very well as where to see turtle, creatures and cave explorer. It's very fun and awesome to experience around, especially the cave area. Also, he will help you with your gears. My mask got fogging, and he gave me an anti-fog spray... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I recently completed by PADI Open Water course with Jan at Piranha Divers, and would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to dive with an English speaking instructor. I did quite a thorough search for English dive schools in Okinawa and Jan came out tops for me, and he didn't disappoint! He is clearly very experienced and still has a... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Jan is a fun and experienced instructor. Jan speaks fluent English and Japanese, his instructions are nice and clear about safety precautions. He communicates well with other professional Japanese divers (who brought us to see grey reef sharks). He knows dive sites inside-out and he brought us to interesting sites. Like diving to the crowded Blue Cave he lead us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was our 1st dive with my siblings. Jan was awesome, friendly, helpful and taught us in details. It's nice having him 2 teach us and yeah! We got our diving licence. Unforgettable moment n missing the people there. One of my best moment!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visited Okinawa specifically to do some diving and found Piranha based on the reviews posted here -- I was not disappointed! Jan is a great guy and an excellent dive master. He knows the area and speaks excellent English, allowing for a worry-free and enjoyable diving experience. He will go out of his way to make sure that you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From what I found online there aren't many English speaking dive operatorbin Okinawa, so my choice easily fell to Piranha Divers. Since the beginning communication has always been easy, Jan was responsive and keen to answer any questions I had. He basically dives almost every day during peak season and accommodates even small groups, which gave me the flexibility to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Of all the places I have dived, unfortunately when I went diving at Okinawa with Piranha, the experience was not good at all. The dive master "Jan" messed up the timing of the boat and told us wrong in advance. So he showed up 30 minutes early from proposed time and didn't prepare my girlfriend and I at all; with... More

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jan-japan, Owner at Piranha Divers Okinawa, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that the trip was not as you expected. Here is my side of the story: Yes, I miss calculated the entire trip by 30 minutes, because I planned a the trip from a different boat before but could not due to weather. Weather and wave condition in April can switch a lot. I'm working in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My 12 year old son and myself travelled from Tokyo to join Jan in order for my son to complete his Open Water part of the course. Great weather and great diving. Jan provided a very good service and made the dives fun. Highly recommended !!!! Thanks Jan, we will be back!

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