Virtually unknown as a diving destination this sub-tropical
paradise has been left unexplored. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Japan's
South-West Islands offer a magnificent diversity of marine life comparable
to Australia, Yap and Palau. Thousands of species of colorful hard and
soft corals cover gently sloping reefs and dynamic drop offs.
The water temperature ranges from 72°F (22°C) in winter to 86°F
(30°C) in summer. The visibility is typically 100 feet plus. With
over 150 islands the diving includes 600-foot reef walls, caves, caverns,
wrecks and an ancient underwater 'lost city', that's been featured on
the Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
is land based and most sites are reachable within 5 to 20 minutes. Dive
boats come equipped with a dry room, tank racks, heads and showers. We
offer up to 4 dives daily and depending on the island visited the boat
can return to the harbor at lunchtime or stays out all day with lunch
enjoyed at an uninhabited islet that doubles as a snorkeling spot.
Summer provides the opportunity to dive among spawning corals and huge
pacific manta rays. For adrenaline-seeking divers winter allows for exhilarating
dives with hammerhead sharks and magical encounters with the humpback
whale. Enjoy cultural festivals, unique events and Yonaguni's 'Lost City',
which can be dived year-round. Please browse the website to find out
more about these islands and marine life.