Hi, my name is Julien, the founder of Bubble Addict Okinawa Dive Center. I’ve always been fascinated by the wonders of marine life since I bought my first aquarium as a kid. When I tried scuba for the first time in 2007, I knew this was my calling. In the next few years, I became a certified scuba diving instructor and started to travel around Southeast Asia to gain more experience.
In 2017, I opened my first shop in Pulau Weh, Indonesia. After years of diving in the incredible reefs here, in 2022, I decided to open a second location of Bubble Addict in Okinawa. However, what really blew me away was my first encounter with a manta ray in Komodo that blew me away – we were just a couple meters apart – it was so magical! That’s when I fell in love with sharing these engaging experiences.
Here in Okinawa, the biodiversity continues to astound me. Just last week, we spotted a school of eagle rays cruising by. I wanted to offer divers here more personalized tours since large groups don’t allow for the close connections that mean so much, especially for new divers. That’s why I keep our diving tours small.
Balancing family life with my diving passion comes naturally because my family also loves nature. And that’s what you get with Bubble Addict, a family business vibe. You become part of our family. And there’s always more I want to explore – maybe opening another location someday. If you’ve never dived before but are curious, always remember – all it takes is putting your mind to it. I’d love to help you discover the wonders underwater.