About Okinawa Diving Shop Natural Blue
Natural Blue has a resident course director. The staff are well trained in rescue techniques; they will provide excellent “Made in Japan” services. We have a well-trained and experienced staff to ensure safety and high-quality services. All tours will be conducted by the state-certified staff and carried out with insurance.
We have met the strict standards set by the Okinawa Prefectural Government to ensure the quality of “the Blue Cave Tours”. We were also recognized as a “Blue Cave Expert” business. The tour packages are carried out under complete insurance and with thorough safety precautions. We are also recognized by the Okinawa Prefectural Public Safety Commission as the “Shop of Good Safety Practice”.
We participate in local and prefectural diving associations, safety associations, outdoor activity associations, outdoor education associations and other relevant groups. Through the sharing of the latest information and cooperation, we endeavor to continuously improve our services.
Natural Blue has received various awards
ECOTOURISM AWARD 2022(Minister of the Environment Award) Award for Excellence
ECOTOURISM AWARD 2022 rewards organizations and individuals who have made outstanding efforts in ecotourism and introduces them to the public, with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of ecotourism-related activities throughout Japan and fostering a sense of solidarity among those involved through information exchange.
Natural Blue received the ECOTOURISM AWARD 2022 Merit Award
JAPAN OUTDOOR LEADERS AWARD 2023 Grand Prize
The JAPAN OUTDOOR LEADERS AWARD selects outstanding leaders in outdoor human development from all over Japan, from mountains to rivers to oceans, and from all areas of the natural world. The selection criteria also include the philosophy and ideas of the leaders in the development of people through outdoor activities.
It is not just a leisure activity for consumption, but a “social outdoor activity”. The award is presented to those who have a passion for the outdoors as an opportunity to enrich the community.
Natural Blue was awarded the JAPAN OUTDOOR LEADERS AWARD 2023 on March 15, 2023.
Blue Cave Expert Shop
Natural Blue is recognized as a Blue Cave Expert Shop .
·Activities led by experienced and qualified instructors
·Leaded by a safe number of people /Safe equipment rental
·Every time it is like visiting the cave for the first time, we
·provide environment-friendly services with the premise of protecting the beautiful sea.
·Participate in the clean beaches and environmental conservation activities around Cape Mayongda
The Okinawa Prefectural Public Safety Commission has designated and issued a system for those who are engaged in bathing beaches, diving, banana boats and other water activities that meet the safety policy based on the Water Safety Ordinance.
In order to qualify as a Safety Policy Excellent Shop, you must submit proof of your qualifications as a lifeguard, dive guide, and safety equipment, and the Public Safety Commission will review and issue the certificate.
The “Blue Cave Expert” business. We have been recognized as the “Shop of Good Safety Practice” by Okinawa Prefectural Government and belong to excellent groups such as the “Federation of Okinawa Resort Diving Industry”, “Okinawa Recreation Information Center” and “Onna Village Diving Co-operation”. Additionally, because of the resident course director, our staff are well trained in rescue techniques and can provide high quality service.
Providing high quality services!
To provide safe and high-quality services, we have a rigorously trained and experienced service team!
All the tours will be conducted by the state-certified staff, with insurance.
We have met the strict standards set by the Okinawa Prefectural Government to ensure the quality of “the Blue Cave Tours”. We were also recognized as a “Blue Cave Expert” business. All the packages are carried out with complete insurance and thorough safety precautions. We are also recognized by the Okinawa Prefectural Public Safety Commission as the “Shop of Good Safety Practice”.
We participate in local and prefectural diving associations, safety associations, outdoor activity associations, outdoor education associations and other relevant groups. Through the sharing of the latest information and cooperation, we continuously endeavor to improve our services.
About the owner of Natural Blue
The owner of Natural Blue had sailed around the world in one week and is one of a handful of instructors in Japan rated as an examiner who can certify diving instructors and act as a test official. The owner is also a JASA Instructor II certified by the Japan Sports Association. This is different from instructors simply running diving shops or engaged in the activities based on personal interest. This level of certification is given to instructors who have a profound understanding of how the local community coexists with the natural environment, who are highly aware of safety and equipped with excellent crisis management skills. In addition, the owner has been working as a lecturer in a school specialized in ocean sports. Therefore, the entire staff can provide professional, interesting, fun and friendly instructions. We are also a highly reliable business regarding safety. We are certified to instruct the disabled and can lead poor swimmers safely into the ocean. Customers who cannot swim well can join any of our courses at ease.
Status of the diving shop
Many people who have experienced diving gave comments such as, “It was scary when we suddenly had to enter the water from the boat,” or “my ears hurt when I was forced to dive deeper.” Their diving experience appeared to leave only bad impressions. As instructors, we were saddened to hear this. Enabling participants to feel safe and at ease should be our priority but was evidently neglected. We maintain courses in small groups and provide careful instructions, creating a once-in-a-lifetime memory rather than leaving a bad taste in mouth. Our detailed and careful lessons on diving techniques have earned great reviews. Please relax and enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in Okinawa when you join one of our courses.
The Natural Blue ideals
Natural Blue actively contributes to society by participating in activities such as local cleaning, ocean conservation and ocean education initiation.
Profits are not the only reason why we work. Our entire staff hold the ideas of connecting people to the sea and providing friendly interactions between the two.
Natural Blue is engaged in the activities of talent cultivation via the ocean
Teaching and social activities
・Ocean environment education field trips (We partnered with 11 schools in and out of Okinawa; focusing on out of school trips)
・Ocean environment education guest lectures (for elementary schools within Okinawa)
・Visits to schools abroad for ocean education trips (Visited school: XiAn High School in China)
・Promotion activities of diving and snorkeling during local holiday celebrations and festivals, ocean education initiation and beach cleaning activities.
・English education and environmental education trips with local English learning centers.
・Crown-of-thorns starfish eradication with the diving association.
・Coral planting trips organized by the Japan Outdoor Education Society in Okinawa.
・Submitting manuscripts to the Journal of Aquatic and Marine Environment Education of the Japanese Aquatic and Marine Environmental Education Association.
・Presenting seaside activity cases in the seaside environmental education seminars.
・Promoting diving and snorkeling in local holiday celebrations, festivals, children activities and other local activities.
Therefore, our foreign customer reception record is number one!
Plenty of winning reasons! Number one foreign customer satisfaction!