Marine Product

DIVE IN KERAMA
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ABOUT US

Diving and snorkeling in Kerama

Welcome to MARINE PRODUCT - a diving shop in Okinawa Japan.
We are PADI 5 star Dive Resort.
We offer snorkeling and diving experiences in crystal clear Kerama sea famous for its degree of transparency up to 40 meters.

Underwater photo shooting

Our shop owner is a professional underwater photographer!
All participants will be offered free rental cameras OLYMPUS TG-5!
In addition, a complimentary 8GB SD card♪

Olympus's latest cameras

Suitable for beginners & divers with a long gap in diving practice

On the tour day we will choose the calmest point to dive.
We dive in one point in a day and do not move from there.
On the same point we can change our course and guide you through photography diving.
You will have enough time to wear diving gear and get prepared.
As we will not conduct drift diving, beginners and divers with a long gap in diving practice can feel at ease and enjoy underwater photo shooting.

Luxurious getaway

For lunch we serve hot Okinawan soba-noodles & mixed rice.
Enjoy all-you-can-eat soba-noodles!
(If you have any food allergy, please bring your own lunch)
A toilet, showers and a changing room area available onboard.

Local cuisine of Okinawa

ABOUT KERAMA

The Kerama is about 40 km west from Naha city, about 1 hour by boat.
This area is designated as a national park and consists of about 20 large and small islands.
The Kerama sea is very beautiful and here you can enjoy diving throughout the seasons.
Degree of transparency is around 25 - 30 meters.
On sunny days it can be up to 40 meters!
The Kerama sea is often called as Kerama Blue and considered to be one of the best diving spots in the world.

Chromis viridis in Kerama

Also the Kerama sea is considered to be one of the best in the world for its rich sea life.
There are many beautiful corals, about 250 species.
This area is also known as nesting habitats of sea turtles and we can see them all year round.
Also we can meet various kinds of anemone fish.

Gallery

FUN DIVING

FUN DIVING 3 boat dives
(customers with diving licenses)

In this tour we offer 3 diving opportunities for beginners as well as divers with a long gap in diving practice & photographer divers.
We provide all participants with OLYMPUS TG-5 rental cameras!
Complimentary 8GB SD cards♪
Moreover! Free rental of diving gears & computers!
]As we reach the calm point you can dive and start photo shooting.
To ensure your safety and enjoyment our instructors will check your diving skills and give you a thorough guidance before diving.
We dive in one point in a day and do not move from there.
On the same point we can change our course and guide you through photography diving.

Chromis viridis in Kerama
Important notes about FUN DIVING
  • ※After making a reservation, all necessary documents of all participants must be sent to us via e-mail (marineproduct.en@gmail.com).
  • ※Reservation will not be confirmed unless we receive all necessary documents.
  • ※ Please note that you can not apply for this tour if there is one 'Yes' answer on your medical questionnaire or if you are currently receiving any medical care or taking prescription medications.
  • ※Participants under 20 must have a written consent of a parent.
  • ※Participants under 15 must join this activity together with a parent.
  • ※You must have PADI Open Water Diver Certificate or equivalent to join this tour.
  • ※For your safety you need to wear a wet suit.
  • ※Diving certificate holders who haven't dived for more than 10 years will be offered introductory diving.
  • ※In this tour we do not introduce any rare sea life or search for huge sea creatures.
  • ※No drift diving offered.
  • ※We dive in one point in a day and do not move from there.
  • ※To avoid a decompression sickness you cannot fly on the same day after diving.
  • ※No refunds made for non-achieved dives due to your circumstances.
  • ※For snorkeling you need to wear a wet suit. Skin diving is not allowed.


INTRO DIVING

INTRO DIVING 2 boat dives
(no diving license required)

In this tour you will enjoy 2 times of introductory diving & snorkeling experiences in Kerama.
No diving license required to participate!
We provide all participants with OLYMPUS TG-5 rental cameras!
Complimentary 8GB SD cards ♪
Even absolute beginners can enjoy this introductory diving as our experienced instructors will ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Chromis viridis in Kerama
Important notes about INTRO DIVING and SNORKELING
  • ※After making a reservation, all necessary documents of all participants must be sent to us via e-mail (marineproduct.en@gmail.com).
  • ※Reservation will not be confirmed unless we receive all necessary documents.
  • ※ Please note that you can not apply for this tour if there is one 'Yes' answer on your medical questionnaire or if you are currently receiving any medical care or taking prescription medications.
  • ※Participants under 20 must have a written consent of a parent.
  • ※Participants under 15 must join this activity together with a parent.
  • ※To avoid a decompression sickness you cannot fly on the same day after diving.
  • ※You need to wear wet suits & life jackets.
  • ※Except supervised snorkeling tour, please stay in the waters around the float and do not swim away.
  • ※No jumping from the boat or disembarkation on the island.
  • ※No skin diving allowed.
  • ※No refunds made for non-achieved dives due to your circumstances


SNORKEL

SNORKEL for beginners

Snorkeling experience for beginners in Kerama.
We provide all participants with OLYMPUS TG-5 rental cameras!
Complimentary 8GB SD cards♪
This snorkeling tour will be conducted by our experienced instructor.
Participants who are not good at swimming can feel at ease as our experienced instructors will ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Chromis viridis in Kerama
Important notes about SNORKELING
  • ※After making a reservation, all necessary documents of all participants must be sent to us via e-mail (marineproduct.en@gmail.com).
  • ※Reservation will not be confirmed unless we receive all necessary documents.
  • ※ Please note that you can not apply for this tour if there is one 'Yes' answer on your medical questionnaire or if you are currently receiving any medical care or taking prescription medications.
  • ※Participants under 20 must have a written consent of a parent.
  • ※Participants under 15 must join this activity together with a parent.
  • ※You need to wear wet suits & life jackets.
  • ※Except supervised snorkeling tour, please stay in the waters around the float and do not swim away.
  • ※No jumping from the boat or disembarkation on the island.
  • ※No skin diving allowed.


DOCUMENTS

After making a reservation, all necessary documents of all participants must be sent to us via e-mail (marineproduct.en@gmail.com).
You need to indicate the date of your participation.
Reservation will not be confirmed unless we receive all necessary documents.
※Please note that you can not apply for this tour if there is one 'Yes' answer on your medical questionnaire or if you are currently receiving any medical care or taking prescription medications.
※Participants under 20 must have a written consent of a parent.
※Participants under 15 must join this activity together with a parent.

NOTES

07: 30
Pick-up from hotels in Naha city
※Time varies depending on the hotel.
※Pick-up time will be announced the day before via email.

08: 00
Check-in
(Miegusuku Port - Waiting room)

08: 30
Departure

10: 00
Arrival at the Kerama Islands
Diving / Snorkel & Lunch

14:00
Take shower & change clothes on board

16:00
Return to the port

17: 00
Tour ends
Transfer to Naha city hotels

★Pick-up service

★Local gathering

※After making a reservation, all necessary documents of all participants must be sent to us via e-mail (marineproduct.en@gmail.com).
※Reservation will not be confirmed unless we receive all necessary documents.
※Please note that you can not apply for this tour if there is one 'Yes' answer on your medical questionnaire or if you are currently receiving any medical care or taking prescription medications.
※Participants under 20 must have a written consent of a parent.
※Participants under 15 must join this activity together with a parent.
※Reservation deadline is before 3 days.
※When diving make sure to wear a wet suit.
※No refunds made for non-achieved dives due to your circumstances.br> ※When snorkeling make sure to wear a wet suit & a life jacket.
※Except supervised snorkeling tour, please stay in the waters around the float and do not swim away.
※No jumping from the boat and no disembarkation on the island.
※No skin diving allowed.
・Please give us your email address or SNS account ( WeChat / WhatsApp / KakaoTalk/ Messenger / LINE) which can be checked in the morning of the tour day.
・Final information will be sent the day before, please check your email.
・Pick-up time will be notified the day before.
・Pick-up offered on a first-come-first-served basis, and as for Dmitry hostel, pick-up and drop-off oint will be the nearest hotel or the main street.
・If you are late for your appointed time, you may not be able to participate.
・Please take motion sickness medication before boarding.
・At least one participant in your group must be able to speak simple English or Japanese.
・In this tour we will guide you in simple English.
・Tour may be canceled depending on sea conditions.
・Diving points may be changed depending on weather or sea conditions.
・Sometimes our company's boat may not sail, in that case we will share other company's boat.・Lunch menu is subject to change.
・All-you-can-eat Okinawan soba is only available if we use our company's boat.
・We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone with health issues.
・Please keep an eye on your personal belongings and valuables on board.
・Please do not bring any valuables or breakable items if exposed to water.
・We shall not be liable for your belongings.
・If you bring your own equipment, please place them in a mesh bag and leave your suitcases at hotel.
・No alcohol and rapidly perishable food allowed on board.
・We have limited supply of water for showers on board, please use water sparingly.
・No shampoos allowed.
・No complaints about cameras accepted.
・Rental items which are lost or damaged by negligence while in your possession will be charged at the replacement cost.
・We shall not be liable for damages or data loss of the complimentary SD cards.
・No backup data is available.
・Please note that dropped items cannot be collected from the sea.

FAQ

Q)What items do we need to prepare?
A)Please prepare C-card & log book(only FUN DIVING), swimsuits, towels, a change of clothes and seasick medicine.

Q)Do I have to wear swimwear?
A)Please bring swimwear. We will wear our swimwear under the diving suit.

Q)Can I bring food or drinks?
A)Yes, you can bring food and drinks. Please take your trash back with you. No alcohol and rapidly perishable food allowed on board.

Q)Are there any lockers? Is there some where I can leave my valuables?
A)No. Please leave large bags at the hotel and join with the minimum necessary baggage. Please keep an eye on your personal belongings and valuables on board. Please do not bring any valuables or breakable items if exposed to water. We shall not be liable for your belongings.

Q)Do you sell SEASICK medicine?
A)NO, all guest have to prepare own motion sickness medication.

Q)What is the different of Introductory diving and Fun diving?
A)Introductory diving is for non certified diver, diving with instructor at max 5m for 20 mins.

Q)Can I join Snorkeling/Introductory diving if I can’t swim?
A)Yes, we have professional instructor take care of you, and life jacket is available. You only need to breathe and enjoy.

Q)Is it a problem if this is my first diving or snorkeling?
A)No, it is not a problem. We offer beginner courses and will observe each participant carefully.
You will have nothing to worry about.

Q)Do I absolutely have to wear a life jacket? Can I still go snorkeling without wearing a life jacket?
A)For safety reasons, we require all participants to wear life jackets.(we also prepare the life jacket for children.)

Q)Can we land on the island?
A)No, it is prohibited by NAHA Marine Leisure Safety.

Q)Can I rent the equipment without joining a tour?
A)We do not provide equipment rentals. Please join one of our tours.

Q)Can I rent only fins?
A)Renting only one part, such as fins, is possible, but the fee will same when you rent all equipment.

Q)Can I bring my own camera?
A)You can bring your own camera under your control. However, even if the camera is lost, stolen or damaged, we can not guarantee it at all. Also, please note that the price does not change.

Q)Can I wear contact lenses in the water due to poor vision?
A)You can use disposable soft contact lenses. Water may get into your eyes and cause you to lose contact lenses. So don't use hard contact lenses. You should also bring a spare soft contact lens.

Q)Are there age restrictions?
A)Age restrictions are as follows:
Intro/Fun diving 12-60 years old
Snorkeling 10-60 years old
Participants under 20 must have a written consent of a parent.

Q)Can I participate in the tour if YES applies to the medical questionnaire of the document?
A)Sorry, you can not apply for our plan.

Q)Can menstruating women participate in diving activities?
A)During menstruation, if you use tampons or other sanitary products, you will be able to dive.

Q)Can pregnant women or infants participate?
A)Diving during pregnancy may affect the baby, so pregnant women should avoid scuba diving or snorkeling.

Q)Can I dive on the day of flying?
A)After diving, the diver should not fly on the same day. Please leave at least 12 hours for one dive, or 18 hours or more for multiple dives. The nitrogen buildup in the body due to the difference in pressure during diving will form air bubbles in the body, which will lead to various types of symptoms and is extremely dangerous. Please rest fully on land after diving to allow the accumulated nitrogen to be naturally released from the body.

Q)Can I snorkel or dive in winter?
A)Okinawa is perfect for ocean activities during any season. Furthermore, we are equipped with winter diving suits and will provide hot drink to warm the divers. Everything will be taken care of.

Q)What is the water temperature?
A)Average Nov – Apr 20℃ -25℃ & May - Oct 25℃ – 30℃

Q)If rain is forecast, will this affect diving or snorkeling?
A)The rain will not affect the tour. Since participants will be wet anyway, the rain will not be a problem. Tours may end abruptly due to wind and wave conditions but will not end due to the rain. If wind conditions allow, divers will be able to enjoy the tours safely.Participants will be able to see the beautiful blue light even when it rains. If the customer cancels because of the rain, we collect a cancellation fee.

Q)Do you provide hotel transfer service or private apartment (ex. Airbnb)?
A)Yes, only hotel in Naha city area, for private apartment we will assign the nearest hotel.
[Target Area]
Kokusai street area・Miegusuku Port area・National Route 58 roadside (Asahibashi - Ameku sections) hotels only
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Yjob0y1tV06hikJsPOzz8hfwk3EOFzEE&usp=sharing(Only on PC)
※Shuri area and Naha Airport area are excluded.
※For Dmitry hostel and others, pick-up and drop-off point will be the nearest hotel or the main street.
※Pick-up offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
※Pick-up time will be notified the day before on the final email.
※Participants requested pick-up & drop-off service cannot ride our car in wet clothes.
※If your hotel is located outside our service area, please arrive to the meeting point and return by yourself.

Q)When will I be able to know the pick up time?
A)Pick up service time will send by email a day before around 17:00. Usual pick up service are around 07:20 – 08:00.

Q)If I come from northern side of island, when should I depart? (Traffic matter)
A)Heavy traffic expected from 07:00 – 08:30, estimate extra 60 minutes required.

Q)Where is Naha Miegusuku Port located? How long does it take to get there from Kokusai-dori (Onna)? Is there a parking lot at the port? Is there a landmark at the waiting place?
A)It takes about 40 minutes to get there from Kokusai-dori. If you go on the highway from Onna, it takes about two hours to get there. From Naminoue Golf, go to the corner and trun toward the Naha Beach Side Hotel. Keep going until you reach the end of the street. You will see the entrance next to the yellow machine, please take the parking ticket from the machine, go right and wait 8 o'clock in the waiting place.The parking fee is ¥500 one day.

Q)Are there any other costs aside from the diving and snorkeling fees?
A)The travel cost and rental fees for diving/ snorkeling equipment are already included in the stated fees.

Q)Can I pay by debit / credit card?
A)You can use VISA, MASTER.

Q)Will the trip be cancelled when it typhoon?
A)Trip cancellation do happen if the sea condition is dangerous. We will contact you by email for reschedule or refund procedure.

Q)When will the notice be given if tours are suspended?
A)Suspension notices will be issued at least one day before the scheduled time of the tours. Please understand that wind and sea conditions change momentarily, so it is very difficult to make timely judgments beforehand. We will contact you immediately if tours are cancelled for certain.

Q)Is there a cancellation fee?
A)The cancellation fee will be required in accordance with the policy below.
The day before after 17:00 local time: 100%
On the day: 100%
Cancellation without prior notice: 100%
※No cancellation fee applied if the tour is cancelled due to bad sea conditions.

Q)Do you have shower room / toilet / changing room on the boat?
A)Yes, we do have all this facility in the boat.

Q)What will I do for lunch?
A)we serve hot Okinawan soba-noodles & mixed rice. Enjoy all-you-can-eat soba-noodles! If you have any food allergy, please bring your own lunch.

Q)How can I change the information about my reservation?
A)Please email to marineproduct.en@gmail.com.

Q)Can I directly go on the day that I want?
A)Please make reservations beforehand. Reservation deadline is before 3 days.

Q)Do you have Blue Cave / Wreck USS Emmons / Whale Shark Tour?
A)No, we do not have this activity.

LINKS

SHOP

MARINE PRODUCT
〒900-0003 沖縄県那覇市安謝2-2-8ルナシティ-1F
2-2-8 LUNA-City, Ajya, Naha, Okinawa, JAPAN
Tel +81-98-860-8678 e-mail:okinawa@marine-p.com