Welcome to the Marina

Come visit us and enjoy some fun in the sun! Whether it is scuba, jetskiing, boating, or just some sunbathing, we have you covered!.

 More about Marina

Located one mile north of Kadena Gate 1
Mobile • (036) 868-2228
Kadena DSN • 966-7345
Marine Camps DSN • 99-03-4580-0135 (Dial 6 – 7345)
From U.S. • 1-512-672-7345

Contact Us:


Hours of Operation
Scuba & Sea Dive Shop
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday • 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays • 7 am – 6 pm
Wednesday • Closed
Thursday – Tuesday • 7 am – 6 pm
Wednesday • Closed
Beach Shack 
Friday • 1 pm -5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday • 10 am – 5:30pm

Also Home To
 Boat and jet ski rentals
 Dive, snorkel and whale watching boat trips
• Dry and wet storage for your personal watercraft
• JCI assistance for your watercraft
• Personal watercraft diesel and gasoline for purchase

• Personal watercraft diesel and gasoline for purchase

In an effort to protect Airmen and their families, the 18th Wing Commander instituted the following policies for all active duty Air Force members assigned to Okinawa. Family members and civilian employees are also encouraged to abide by the following policies.

• Before participating in any water-related activity, personnel will check the official Okinawa sea conditions set by the Kadena Weather Flight at www.shogunweather.com.

• No personnel will engage in any water-related activities, including, but not limited to swimming, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving, etc. during Sea Condition Danger or when local conditions result in the closure of a beach/coastal area.

• During Sea Condition Caution, personnel will assess the sea conditions and wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.

• Swimmers will use the buddy system when swimming in areas without lifeguards.

• Personnel will not participate in cliff or bridge jumping or diving.

• Scuba divers shall be certified, wear the appropriate PPE, and stay within required guidelines of Kadena AFI 34-101.

• Snorkelers entering the water at locations without lifeguards will wear appropriately sized Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) and use the buddy system.

• Surfers and body boarders will use a leash connecting the user to the board.

• Personal watercraft operators and occupants will wear approved PFD (e.g. life vest) at all times. Operator must have a tethered kill switch or cord.

• Personnel in sea kayaks will wear a PFD at all times.

Please view the PDF below to learn about Okinawa’s permitted fishing methods.

**Recreational Fishing PDF**

Power boat
$20 • Per hour

Jet Skis
$30 • Per 30 minutes

$20 • Per hour

Sailing Courses
*Participants must be able to swim without a life jacket

Safety Courses
Power Boat

Friday – Sunday
$30 • Per person
Pre registration required.

Jet Ski
Fridays – Sundays
$30 • Per person
Pre registration required. Course time is three hours and is required to rent and operate jet skis.

Float Plan
Make sure you have filed a Float Plan prior to your departure via your watercraft! Fill out the Float Plan PDF and e-mail it to the harbor master or print a copy and place it in our drop box.

**Float Plan PDF**

What is Scuba Diving?
Scuba diving is the sport or pastime of swimming underwater using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.

Scuba Certification
For Scuba certification, you will need to complete both classroom work and in-water practice.

We will cover:
• Air and air pressure
• Diving physics
• Consumption of air
• Psychological issues around breathing pressurized air
• Risks

What you will need:
• Mask
• Fins
• Snorkel
• Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
• Regulator
• Cylinder
• Exposure suit
• Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG)
• Alternate air source
• Compass
• Dive computer
• Whistle

Discover Scuba
Test the waters and see if scuba is really for you! Includes life support equipment, fins, mask, snorkel. Students must bring their own wetsuit and booties.

Discover Scuba Pool
$75 • Per person
Class held in a swimming pool.

Discover Scuba Ocean
$75 • Per person
Class held in open water.

Open Water
$205 • Fee does not include books
Learn basic skills and get certified to dive up to 60 ft. Students need to provide snorkeling gear, booties and wetsuit.

Executive Open Water
$335 • Fee does not include books
One on one open water certification with an instructor. This program is ideal for children and people with busy work schedules.

Advanced Open Water eLearning Course
Class includes 5 introductory dives to specialties. Completion of the house certifies students to dive up to 100 ft.

Rescue eLearning Course
This class teaches basic awareness and how to help others. *Must complete EFR to participate or have a current CPR certification from a recognized agency.

EFR Instructor
$205 • Fee does not include books
Become an EFR instructor by learning how to teach CPR and First Aid to others

SCUBA Review
$75 • Per person
For those that have been out of the water for some time and need to go over their skills before going back in.

Price Varies
Focus your diving in an area that interests you. Categories include Fish Identification, Boar Diving, Deep Diving, DPV, Night Diving, Navigation, Search & Recovery and more!

PADI Pro Level
For those who are interested in pursuing a professional career in diving, we offer courses to aid and progress to the Assistant Instructor and Dive Master levels. Ask our PADI pros for more information.

Open Water E-Learning
$300 • Per person
Complete the classroom portion of your Basic Scuba Certification online!

Dive Master
$250 • Per person
Become a professional diver.

Assistant Instructor
$205 • Per person
Take the next step towards being an instructor.

Emergency First Responder
$70 • Per person
Learn basic First Aid and CPR.

Tier 1

Emergency Oxygen Provider
$45 • Per person
Learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations with using oxygen.

Tier 2

Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)
Price: $55 • Per person
During two dives you will learn methods to perfectly control your buoyancy in the water.

Boat Diver 
Price: $75 • Per person
The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large live aboard. You’ll gain valuable experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area.

$55 • Per person
Review decompression theory as it relates to multilevel diving and perform two multi-level dives.

Equipment Specialist
$55 • Per person
Learn routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations to keep your equipment in top shape.

Nitrox (Enriched Air)
$55 • Per person
Learn how you can gain more bottom time with Nitrox and the ins and outs of diving with higher-oxygen, lower-nitrogen air.

$55 • Per person
Learn drift diving techniques and procedures, get an overview of aquatic currents, practice with buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives and more!

Underwater Naturalist
$55 • Per person
Learn the key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds, the major aquatic life groupings, and the responsible way to interact with aquatic life.

Project AWARE Specialties
$55 • Per person
Fish ID • Learn how to identify characteristics of local fish families and species, fish survey techniques and strategies, and Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life.
Coral Reef Conservation • Learn how coral reefs function and the complex nature of reef life, why coral reefs are important and the challenges they face, how you can help prevent further decline and how Project AWARE unites divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference for the world’s reefs.

Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
$75 • Per person
Learn to maintain your DPV, how to plan dives, handling skills, potential problems and ways to deal with them.

Boat Diver
$75 • Per person
The PADI Boat Course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain valueable experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area.

Dry Suit Diver
$75 • Per person
Discover which dry suit and undergarments are the right fit for you. Learn how to take care of your gear, master buoyancy controls and more!

Night Diver
$105 • Per person
Learn fundamental night diving skills designed to help you control your buoyancy, stick with your dive buddy and pay attention to the little details that you may overlook by day.

Navigation Diver
$105 • Per person
Learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. Consists of three dives where you will learn and practice your skills.

Deep Diver
$105 • Per person
Learn about specialized deep diving equipment, deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures, managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and more.

Search & Recovery
$105 • Per person
Gain excellent insight into the procedures and practices surrounding search and recovery diving. Learn to swim search patterns, using a lift bag, planning search operations and more.

Wreck Diver
$105 • Per person
There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. This 4-dive class will teach you safety considerations, how to survey and map a wreck, penetration lines and reels to help guide your exploration and techniques to help you avoid kicking up silt and disturbing the wreck.

Underwater Photography
$105 • Per person
Learn how to choose the right underwater camera system to meet your needs, learn the PADI “SEA” method of shooting (Shoot, Examine, Adjust), principles of good composition and practical techniques.

Self Reliant Diver
$155 • Per person
Learn about the potential risks of diving alone and the value of equipment redundancy and necessary back-up gear. During three dives, you develop skills for self-reliance and independence while becoming a stronger partner in a dive pair or team.

Bubble Maker
$50 • Per person
Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro. Take your first breaths underwater in water shallower than 6 feet, learn about and use scuba equipment specifically made for children!

Seal Team
$55 • Per person
Join an elite group of young scuba divers by completing special AquaMissions, becoming a recognized PADI Seal Team Member!

Tec 40
$355 • Per person
The Tec 40 course will teach you technical diving risks and responsibilities, equipment, proper rigging, gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning, team diving techniques and more.

Tec 45
$455 • Per person
Build upon the knowledge and skills learned in the Tec 40 class, focusing on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment. You will continue to fine-tune gas planning and calculate accelerated decompression stops and more.

Tec 50
$655 • Per person
Learn mission planning and execution, handling emergencies and how to think like a technical diver.

Tec Deep
$1,350 • Per person

Scuba Dive Challenge

For those of you who are already certified, here is your chance to continue your diving education. Visit the Kadena Marina’s Dive Store to accept the Master Scuba Diver challenge. Master Scuba Diver is PADI’s highest recreational diving certification. This is where the best of the best come to play! To become a Master Scuba Diver you must log 50 dives and complete the following PADI courses:

  • Open Water Diver
    • Advanced Open Water Diver
    • Rescue Diver
    • Five Specialty Diver Courses

The challenge is on!

Keramas Dive Trip

$75 per diver (includes two tanks)

$69 per snorkeler (no additional gear included)

Must be 10 years old

Minna Island Dive Trip

$75 per diver (includes two tanks)

$69 per snorkeler (no additional gear included)

Must be 10 years old

Chibishi Dive Trip

$65 per diver (includes two tanks)

$59 per snorkeler, no additional gear included

Must be 10 years old

Local Dive Trip

$50 per diver (includes two tanks)

Must be 10 years old

Night Dive Trip

$40 per diver (includes one tank)

Must be Night Dive or Advanced Open Water Certified

Advanced Dive Trip

$90 per diver (includes two tanks)

Must be Advanced Open Water certified with 40 dives completed

Keramas Standup Paddleboard Trip

Ride to the Keramas Islands on the Venture boat and enjoy paddling around these beautiful islands.

$80 per person (includes paddleboard, paddle and lifejacket)

Must be 10 years old

Keramas Family Excursion Day

Spend the day on the Venture boat spotting sea life. Then go snorkeling or paddleboarding to reach the remote uninhabited islands of the Keramas for a little beach combing.

$65 per person

Must be 6 years old

Full Moon Kayaking Tour

Join our staff as we kayak around the beautiful waters of the East China Sea by the light of the moon.

Leaves from Kadena Marina Harbor in Kayak.

$30 per person (includes kayak and lifejacket)

Private Charters on the Venture are available. Please contact the Kadena Marina for more information or to schedule your next adventure.