Dive Shop Bluefield has been operating as a leading dive center in Okinawa for 12 years. We are experienced professionals, specializing in dive charters around Kerama Islands and Okinawa Main Island. Our three most experienced dive instructors have been diving in the Okinawa region for over 10 years familiarizing themselves with dive sites around the Keramas, Kadena, Sunabe, and also Onna. Bluefield Dive company owner and captain of the Swift Takashi Mizuno, has contributed a lot to the dive society in Okinawa for many years, and has discovered many dive sites including rewarding drift dive sites and some secret wrecks!
Your safety & enjoyment is very important to Bluefield, so to ensure this, we often have staff training & development sessions to learn new dive sites, improve our knowledge of the region & safe operation of our charters.
We are featured in an article about diving in Okinawa, in May 2011 Sport Diver Magazine!
Please check out the article to find out about our efforts, detailed observation on diving in Okinawa, and beautiful underwater photos!
Our English speaking chief instructor, Miho has spent 4 years in Hawaii earning her Master’s degree at a graduate school of University of
Hawaii. Her command of English is at a level strong enough to conduct various Scuba lessons, guide certified divers, and to ensure the needs of foreign visitors are met. (See our Staff page for our staff profiles)
Bluefield is conveniently located close to the Kerama Islands and many dive sites in Chatan, Yomitan, and Onna area.
Our dive shop & port is also located close to all major hotels in the region. (See Location page for further information)
The Swift is one of the most modern, well appointed dive boats in Okinawa. We run 2 to 3 dive charters to Kerama islands aboard her every day. The Swift is a 57′ (17.3m) vessel specifically equipped to cater for all your dive charter needs. She has several facilities & safety features allowing our guests a comfortable and enjoyable dive experience. (See Our Boats Page)
Dive Style and Safety
Bluefield has been playing an important role in dive education as a PADI IDC Center and forms the committee of the NPO Okinawa Dive Safety Association.
Bluefield often conducts staff training sessions to brush up our skills to ensure a safe diving experience. All of our dive instructors and dive guides are licensed by the Japanese Government to operate underwater (“Sensuishi”). They have all completed at least one month internship before diving with customers. (See Dive Style and Safety Page)
PADI IDC Center
We are proud to have a PADI Course Director, Naoji Domon, who has 4 years experience in educating new instructors. Naoji oversees the Instructor Development Course held all year around at our shop.
Our team of experienced instructors are constantly motivated to improve their skills. Our hands-on certification courses are fun and are ever evolving under the supervision of our Course Director.
Many of the local Hotels are yet to establish English web pages. This is where Bluefield can be of assistance! We would be more than happy to help you book your accommodation, just send us your trip details & we will help you find the accommodation to suit your needs. (See Accommodation Page)
Pick-up / Drop-off Service
We offer free pickups from all the hotels in Naha, Chatan, Kadena,
Yomitan, and Onna area. When you book your dive charter, please provide us with your accommodation details & we will arrange your transport!
Credit Card Payment
We accept credit card payments. Visa, Master Card, American Express,
Diners, so most of the major credit cards are acceptable.
If you would like to pay with cash, only Japanese Yen is acceptable.
Online Payment with PayPal
We also accept online payment with Paypal, where you can use your credit cards or your existent PayPal account. For big reservation with big dive party we may ask you to make some down-payment ahead.
Or, if you would like to keep your seats on our boat for a long dive vacation here, you can pay beforehand.
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