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Discover the best dive centers in Japan

Diving Japan: a pelagic haven!

Japan is scubadiving's best kept secret and unknown to many: let's be honest, it is a true scuba diving paradise! It has one of the largest coral habitats in the world boasting over 200 coral building reefs, impressive underwater landscapesand an ecosystem teaming with diverse marine life: to name but a few, hammerhead sharks and manta rays... It is also home to many World War II shipwrecks, making it an exciting and historical scuba adventure.

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago north of the Philippines, made up of 6852 islands. There are many incredible areas to dive here! Here are some of the best locations:

  • the Island of Shikoku on the 'mainland', where close encounters with whales and dolphins are just a few of the amazing dive experiences that you can have...
  • The Okinawa Prefecture in Southern Japan is the country's main dive hub, and one of the most popular, made up of three archipelagosknown as the Okinawa Islands, the Miyako Islands and the Yeyama Islands.Manta rays are 'almost always' guaranteed. This location is great for beginner divers and boasts warm clear waters of up to 50m visibility! The main dive spots are located around Ishigaki, Hateruma and Miyako islands. The Kerama Island group is also popular with over a hundred dive sites on offer! Endless exploration awaits you along with different species of morayeels, damselfish and, between November and March, humpback whales! They migrate through the region which is a dream come true for most wildlife lovers.
  • The Island of Yonaguni, closer to Taiwan, is full of mysterious ruins dating back to 12,000 years. Perfect for a true dive adventurer to explore!

For wreck enthusiasts and technical divers do not miss the USS Emmons Shipwreck; at 43m it was destroyed by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft and allegedly sunk by the US itself...

Shore diving also makes Japan a great diving destination thanks to a wide array of marine fauna and easy access to dive sites. Boat diving is, of course, in abundance! So don't wait any longer and add scuba diving to list of things to do in Japan once you've seen the cherry trees in blossom!

Diving Japan: a pelagic haven!

Japan is scubadiving's best kept secret and unknown to many: let's be honest, it is a true scuba diving paradise! It has one of the largest coral habitats in the world boasting over 200 coral building reefs, impressive underwater landscapesand an ecosystem teaming with diverse marine life: to name but a few, hammerhead sharks and manta rays... It is also home to many World War II shipwrecks, making it an exciting and historical scuba adventure.

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago north of the Philippines, made up of 6852 islands. There are many incredible areas to dive here! Here are some of the best locations:

  • the Island of Shikoku on the 'mainland', where close encounters with whales and dolphins are just a few of the amazing dive experiences that you can have...
  • The Okinawa Prefecture in Southern Japan is the country's main dive hub, and one of the most popular, made up of three archipelagosknown as the Okinawa Islands, the Miyako Islands and the Yeyama Islands.Manta rays are 'almost always' guaranteed. This location is great for beginner divers and boasts warm clear waters of up to 50m visibility! The main dive spots are located around Ishigaki, Hateruma and Miyako islands. The Kerama Island group is also popular with over a hundred dive sites on offer! Endless exploration awaits you along with different species of morayeels, damselfish and, between November and March, humpback whales! They migrate through the region which is a dream come true for most wildlife lovers.
  • The Island of Yonaguni, closer to Taiwan, is full of mysterious ruins dating back to 12,000 years. Perfect for a true dive adventurer to explore!

For wreck enthusiasts and technical divers do not miss the USS Emmons Shipwreck; at 43m it was destroyed by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft and allegedly sunk by the US itself...

Shore diving also makes Japan a great diving destination thanks to a wide array of marine fauna and easy access to dive sites. Boat diving is, of course, in abundance! So don't wait any longer and add scuba diving to list of things to do in Japan once you've seen the cherry trees in blossom!

Diving Japan: a pelagic haven!

Japan is scuba diving's best kept secret and unknown to many: let's ...

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Best time to dive : Year round! Though the best diving months are August to November
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