Introduction of Our Working Staff

Our aim: “To get more people from around the world to fall in love with Japan by means of the sea.” The service we provide is based on our unwavering commitment to this mission statement.
We are true marine professionals, specialized in the areas of travel and the sea.
Our boss is one of the rare few diving instructors in Japan who is also an instructor certifier (with the top level qualification to evaluate diving instructors and act as an examiner). He also has practical teaching experience as a marine sports college lecturer. Therefore, all of our staff can take on the role of diving instructors to conduct professional and interesting courses and receive each of our customers in a cheerful and friendly manner.


TAKAYASU HOSHIHARA
[Nickname: Yassan]
I was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Biological Oceanography program of Florida Institute of Technology. I encountered the Maasai people on the continent of Africa when sailing around the world and was greatly touched by their lifestyle of dealing with nature face-to-face.
The idea that human beings are also animals came to my mind and I started to seek a way of life that is harmonious with nature. I moved to Okinawa since graduation and worked as a dolphin trainer, diving instructor and nature guide.
During this process, I learned that it is important to get the general public acquainted with the wonders of nature, so I established the dive shop using the experience I had accumulated, hoping that more tourists would return home thinking that their trips have been rewarding and worthwhile.
I have taught Marine Environment in the capacity of a part-time college lecturer in Okinawa. As the ocean teacher at primary schools, nursery schools and English cram schools, I have actively participated in marine environmental education activities. In addition, I have written theses, throwing myself every day into the research activities of marine environment education!
Published in the Memoirs of Study in Aquatic and Marine Environmental Education in 2013

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TAKAYASU HOSHIHARA


•Diving Instructor (PADI)
•Diving instructor for teaching disabled people (HSA)
•Japanese Government Certified Divers
•Diving instructor examiner (CMAS=JEFF, the diving examiner is the top level diving qualification who can evaluate the diving instructors; only a few diving instructors are eligible to become the examiners in Japan)
•Different to instructors who simply run a dive shop for profit or diving for their own interest. This level of certification is given to people who have a deep understanding of how the local community coexists with the natural environment, are highly aware of safety and equipped with excellent crisis management skills.
•Rescue Instructor Trainer (CMAS=JEFF)
•DAN Oxygen Instructor (DAN JAPAN)
•Snorkel Instructor (CMAS)
•Nature Experience Guide Trainer (JEFF)
•Risk Manager (CONE)
•Instructor Coordinator for Nature Experience Activity, Nature Experience Activity Promotion Association (CONE / NEAL)

•Project WILD lecturer
•Adjunct Lecturer on “Underwater Practice” in Faculty of Sports and Health Science, Fukuoka University.
•Adjunct Lecturer on “Emergency Treatment Method” in Faculty of Human Health Sciences, Meio University.
•Part-time lecturer at SOLA marine sports college, teaching the course on marine environment science
•In charge of outdoor experience program activities during environment education school excursion
•Researcher of marine education
•Member of the Japanese Society of Environment Education
•Member of the Hydrosphere Environment Education Society
•Member of the Japanese Forum of Environment Education
•Member of the Japanese Society of Outdoor Education
•Member of Blue Cave Expert Branch
•Member of Federation of Okinawa Resort Diving Industry
•Member of Okinawa Recreation Information Center
•Member of Onna Diving Association


AYA HOSHIHARA
[Nickname: Hirari]
Born in Tokyo, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a kindergarten teacher after graduating from the childhood education department in Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College.
As a teacher, I am even more energetic than the children. I once got all muddy while having fun in nature. I am extremely happy to be able to make full use of the wild camping experience I accumulated as a volunteer in my student days, and spend wonderful time in nature with children who are visiting Okinawa. Come visit Okinawa and experience things that cannot be found in the city. Let’s create beautiful memories together!
Take an afternoon nap with the kids, enjoy the sea breeze and take a leisurely walk. Have a good time in Okinawa! I have obtained the certification of “Children’s Naturalist” and am continuing to pursue my studies of nature and environment.

•2 licenses for nursery teachers
•Babysitter
•Rich experience in wild camping
•Children’s Naturalist

AYA HOSHIHARA


MIRI HOSHIHARA
[Nickname: Managing Director]
I was born in Tokyo in March, 2008 and grew up in Okinawa.
I was promoted to the position of sales director in April, 2012. I participate in the childcare service only on weekends. I am kind to children, but have always been shy with adults, a trait that I have tried to change to no avail. Recently, I started learning how to sort out equipment.

•Snorkeling master (I snorkel even at night)
•The only one in my family who speaks the local dialect (Okinawa accent)
•A chatterbox

MIRI HOSHIHARA


HARUKI HOSHIHARA
[Nickname: Sales Director]
I was born in Okinawa in March, 2012.
I was directly designated as sales director. Since I was young, I was greatly influenced by my elder sister. Being amiable is my saving grace! Please look forward to my job performance in the future!
•A crybaby
•Always smiling
•Agile and strong
•Hercules

HARUKI HOSHIHARA


YURI ASAHI
[Nickname: Yuri-chan]
2013 PADI Instructor
I was born in Aichi Prefecture and graduated from Fisheries High School. I possess the sweetest smile and top-rated reliability. I have been captivated by the sea since a trip to Okinawa with my family during junior high school. I thought to myself then that I would like a job that is related to the sea in the future and later moved to Okinawa. I never forget to have a good time with tourists every day. With an adventurous spirit, I look for new discoveries everywhere and await everyone’s arrival with a big smile at all times. I also love children! Come and make friends with me. Let us create beautiful memories together!

•Nature Experience Guide (JEFF)
•EFR Rescue Instructor (PADI)
•Japanese Government Certified Divers
•Ship steering license
•DAN Oxygen Instructor (DAN JAPAN)
•Snorkel Instructor (CMAS)

YURI ASAHI


YUTA FUJIWARA
【Nickname:YUU】
2018 CMAS Instructor
From Hiroshima and with a grandfather who is a fisherman. Worked as a chef before and then moved to Okinawa. Can cook fish like a master. He is very popular with children and parents because he looks like Maui (the character from Disney film “Moana”). We hope to convey our love for the ocean and the charm of nature. We do our best every day to bring joy to everyone. Join us to enjoy the ocean.

・Nature experience instructor (JEFF)
・Rescue coach (CMAS)
・Diver (National license)
・Oxygen supply instructor (DAN)
・Divemaster (PADI)
・Snorkeling instructor (CMAS)
・Scuba diving instructors certified by Japan Sports Association


RIE TERANISHI
【Nickname:RIE】
2018 CMAS Instructor
From Nagoya, Aichi with a love for ocean creatures. She studied ocean biology in an Australian university and then moved to Okinawa. The leading expert of facts and nuances of the creatures. She is also fluent in English, making her very popular with foreign tourists. With a hardworking attitude, she fully applies her experience and effort in her beloved ocean! Come and meet the lovely Ms. Rie and experience the wonder of the sea creatures!

・Nature experience instructor (JEFF)
・Rescue coach (CMAS)
・Diver (National license)
・Oxygen supply instructor (DAN)
・Divemaster (PADI)
・Snorkeling instructor (CMAS)
・Scuba diving instructors certified by Japan Sports Association

Diver Recruitment Information

Natural Blue is in long-term recruitment of dive instructors.
For more recruitment information, please refer to this.