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Okinawa is famous for its spectacular diving locales, a reputation that is well-deserved.
We are a full service shop offering an array of scuba classes as well as equipment rentals, air and nitrox fills, and equipment repairs. Our scuba retail service keeps inventory of some of the best gear available. With five shop locations around the island (Camps Foster, Kinser, Courtney, Hansen and Torii Beach) there’s a location close to you.
We are also PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center, and provide training from beginner to pro-level. Our instructors are some of the best in the business. If you've never considered taking the plunge into the undersea realm, there's no better time than while stationed in Okinawa. Whether you are a first time diver or an experienced ocean goer, we’ve got something for you!
Did you know you can make scuba a career? Start living the dream on a tropical island working as a Scuba Instructor. Check out our Pro-level training!
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PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.
Instructor-led Four Open Water dives to complete certification
Although our afternoon/evening classes are most popular, we also offer daytime and weekday classes, as well as executive (private) classes.
*Class schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions and Instructor availability. Please contact Tsunami Scuba directly for the most accurate schedules.
*View our class schedules here
Your Open Water Diver certification introduced you to a new realm of exploration and made you keenly aware that you've only just scratched the surface of the underwater world. Continue your scuba journey with The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Experience new adventures with a PADI Instructor by your side. Fine-tune your buoyancy skills, build confidence in your navigation abilities, and try new activities like wreck diving, night diving or underwater videography. An Advanced Open Water Diver certification also opens the door to dive sites deeper than 18m/60ft.
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The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way. Discover why countless divers say Rescue Diver is their favorite scuba course.
Enriched air, also known as nitrox or EANx, contains less nitrogen than regular air. Breathing less nitrogen means you can enjoy longer dives and shorter surface intervals. No wonder Enriched Air Diver is the most popular PADI® specialty.
Earn your CPR certification and learn basic first aid in a fun, non-stressful learning environment. You’ll practice bandaging, illness and injury assessment, and other essential skills that could save the life of someone you care about.
Gain confidence in your abilities through hands-on practice, and learn how to remember what steps to take in an emergency. Ask your EFR Instructor about EFR training.
Nitrox, Deep Diving, Navigation Dive, Night Diving, Drift Diving, Multilevel Diving, Boat Diving, Fish Identification, Project AWARE, Underwater Naturalist Dive, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Equipment specialists, Side-mount Diver, Search and Recovery and more!
Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC Staff Instructor, EFR-Instructor, Emergency Oxygen Instructor and various other specialty Instructor ratings. For more information, visit our
Trainers: With two PADI Course Directors leading the way, we bring years of diving, and worldwide instructor training experience to the program. Our Tsunami IDC Staff Instructors are some of the best in the industry.
Support: Tsunami Scuba is a full service scuba center offering retail, air & nitrox, and equipment maintenance as well as scuba courses and support materials at multiple locations island wide.
Experience: Because of its unique business model, Tsunami Scuba is able to offer training and exposure to all aspects of the scuba industry to include retail, maintenance, boat and compressor operations, marketing, scuba supply and scuba shop management.
Opportunities: After becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Tsunami Scuba can provide support to start utilizing your new skills. Not only are networked with other dive centers world-wide, but you may also have the opportunity to join our contracted instructor team. Being an
instructor for Tsunami has many benefits including access to on base pools, steady student influx, advertising and marketing of your courses.
There are many reasons to become a divemaster or scuba instructor: to work and travel, to share your love of the underwater world with others, or simply for the personal challenge. Along the way, you’ll meet other adventurers like you and work with experienced
instructors who will help you find the job of your dreams.
Tsunami Scuba offers professional training that combines e-learning, in person classes and hands on water training. Our Pro-classes are generally scheduled in the evenings and weekends so that even with your busy day to day life schedule, you can still get ready to live the dream!
If you’re already a PADI Divemaster (or hold a leadership-level certification with another training agency), you can enroll in a PADI Instructor or Assistant Instructor course. Learn more about the
(Instructor Development Course).
PADI Divemasters and Instructors are in demand. With more than 6,500 PADI Dive Shops issuing one million certifications each year, you'll find job opportunities in every corner of the globe.
The Best Training
PADI’s Divemaster and Instructor training combine interactive learning materials, skill development workshops and real-world experience to ensure you’re prepared to be a dive leader. All you need is love for the underwater world and a desire to share
that passion with others.
Whether you choose to work for a dive shop or on your own, you’ll have a dedicated support team committed to your success. Find the scuba diving job of your dreams on PADI’s online employment board, consult with your local PADI representative on how to
grow your business, and access free marketing tools and videos.
Divemaster is a prerequisite to becoming a scuba instructor. Before you can enroll in a PADI Divemaster course, you must be 18 years old and have the following certifications:
Interested in diving like a pro or making diving your career? Find out what it takes to earn the world's most popular professional-level diver rating with this free Introduction to Divemaster program.
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At Tsunami Scuba we utilize the PADI e-Learning system as
our primary means of conducting the academic requirements for our courses. The e-learning allows you to complete all the academic
requirements of your course from the comfort of your home and on your own
schedule. Why spend hours in the classroom when you can do it this way!
To purchase now, just click the links on this
page. We offer lower pricing if
you visit one of our on base shops. Once you complete the e-Learning stop by the shop to get
scheduled for the water skills and ocean dives.
We look forward to diving with you.
Begin your dive education at your convenience through PADI eLearning. By clicking on the links below, you can start your academic training online, anywhere and finish with us, Tsunami Scuba.
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Monday & Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., CLOSED for Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., CLOSED for Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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