Diving Style

About my diving style

I’m working in Iriomote Island as a dive master. And I’m one of the few English-speaking instructor.

Before I came here, I traveled all over the world for 1 year. Of course, I have dived a lot of Ocean(Madagascar, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Egypt, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Thailand and more).

Eventually I arrive at Iriomote Island.

I never imagined that such a beautiful place existed in japan!! And I never know get the most out of diving without passport!!

I took a firm decision to become a diving guide in this Island immediately. It’s been 3rd years since I started to work here.

I’d like to cherish the emotional connection with my guests.

I run my standard guided dives in smaller groups than the other centers, which allows me to focus on your individual needs, safety and enjoyment. I do not run ‘Cattle Truck’ or “factory” diving. I want you to make yourself at home. And I just want you to relax and have fun.

So, my diving tour is Slowly, Relaxing and Chillin. Even while we are not diving. It’s  on boat, on a break and before & after diving etc.

I really want you to experience diving. And I want you to touch nature, lifestyle and culture in Iriomote Island, too.

My diving profile

PADI DIVE MASTER(#831768)

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader

Nationally Licensed Marine Diver


Daily Schedule

Divers can usually expect one dive in the morning and two dives in the afternoon.

8:00~9:00 Pick up your hotel or Uehara Port
9:30 Leave at Funaura Port(Our Port)
10:00 1st diving(or Snorkeling)
11:30~12:30 Return to Funaura Port
12:00~13:00 Lunch Time(On the sea or in Port)
13:00 2nd diving(or Snorkeling)
14:30~15:30 Return to Funaura Port
16:00 3rd diving
17:00~17:30 Return to Funaura Port

*Dive itineraries adapt to currents and conditions, seasonal marine visitors and the diving requirements of those on board.

*Please let me know if you have any requests.


Pick up

Staying Iriomote Island

My tour include the pick-up and drop-off service from any Hotel in Iriomote Island. The pick-up time will be announced the day before the tour day by TEL, LINE, WhatsApp or mail.

If you arrive or leave on the day, still you can join may tour depending on time.

A day trip from Ishigaki Island

If you want to go and return in one day from Ishigaki Island, of course I accept.

Please take ferry from Ishigaki Island to “Uehara Port” in Iriomote Island. I will accommodate for the arrival time of ferry and go to pick you up from Uehara Port.

Time of ferry that you take changes depending on the day. I’ll tell you the day before the tour day by TEL, LINE, WhatsApp or mail.


Explain

I take time to explain about diving. On the day of the weather, sea conditions, how all the dive gear works, will familiarize them with safe-dive techniques, and more.

I will teach kindly in detail especially for introductory divers.

You will learn the basic scuba safety skills and equipment.

How To Clear Ears and Equalize, How to Clear your Mask, How to Recover and Clear Your Scuba Regulator and more.

It takes 30 to 40 minutes.

You will not be rushed and will have plenty of time to ask questions and get comfortable before entering the water.


Practice

for Introductory divers, You can have plenty of practice.

After learning, you will put on your gear and practice the skills learned to use your equipment.

I don’t have refresh dive course.

But, also certified divers who haven’t dived long time or a beginner can practice with me.

There is no problem even if forgotten most of it. Let’s remember together and go diving slowly.


Briefing

After we arrive at diving point, I’ll give you a briefing.

I’ll tell you Dive site name, Site description, Entry and exit techniques, Dive procedures, Emergency procedures and Signal review.

I’ve been focusing on introduce Ecology of creatures. It is not only what you can see. I’ll introduce how do they live under the water and how interesting they are.

There are a lot of things that I want to show you. I hope that you will enjoy underwater world.


Diving

My diving is “slowly but safety”.

If you love strong current or deep side, it might be unsatisfactory. But around Iriomote Island, You can see colorful and beautiful corals in shallow water.

Normally, Maximum depth are 15~18 m(Fun diving) and 5~6 m(Introductory diving).

Diving time is 50~60 minutes(depend on your air).

You will find warm water, good visibility and weak current(or nothing).

If this is first time for you,  Please don’t worry. Take time. The time is on your side.

If there has been a while since your last dive, I give you confidence and you can refreshes your memory about your diving skills before diving.

If you are beginner, It’s also no problem. The number of experience does not matter to enjoy diving. All you have to do is to stick to the basics slowly.


Underwater photography

I’ll take underwater photos for you. After diving I’ll sent them by E-mail.

You can sent to your family or post special memories on SNS!


Lunch

A bento-box lunch and beverages will be provided for you.

After 1st dive, Let’s eat together and have a good time talking each other.

If there is some foods or beverages that you cannot take because of your religion, creed, health or any other reasons, Please tell me when booking.


I can give you advice to travel Iriomote Island.

I also cater for the non-divers, I hope that everyone has a great holiday.

If you have some question about Iriomote Island, for example “Where is good restaurant? ” “Where is nice beach? ”etc.

Please feel free to ask me if you have any inquiry.


Do you need more information?

Diving Sites around Ieiomote Island

>>Please check here!

Seasonality about diving around Ieiomote Island

>>please check here!

My Diving Style

>>Please check here!

If you can’t find the information you need, please feel free to contact me directly.

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