Scuba Diving In Japan: Pieces Of Informations About The Same

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Yonaguni (Island) SubmarineRuins is west of Okinawa proper, and both are well south of the main island of Honshu and even Kyushu, the southernmost large island south of Honshu. It is the best place for scuba diving in Japan.

While the site is relatively close to the southern tip of the island, it is a boat dive as the nearest coast is rocky and vertical, so we did not see any shore dive access. The site of scuba diving in Japan is about 500 feet by maybe 150 feet and appears to be human-made though that is far from settled science. There is nothing there besides the monument, and while it was interesting, it was not so exciting that I chose to make a second dive the same day. It does have vertical aspects that come close to the surface, but I thought it was not the only dive I wanted to make near Yonaguni (or Yonakuni). We chose to hit several of the 50+ dive sites that offered more sea-life, some caves, and caverns, and much more to see.

Scuba Diving In Japan: Pieces Of Informations About The Same
Scuba Diving In Japan: Pieces Of Informations About The Same

Best Season For Scuba Diving In Japan

There should be no reason why the season of the year should affect your diving the site (other than significant weather events), but buoyancy control is a must as we were there when the current was flying. Go up current first and drift back to the boat. Stay close to the structure and then go up above it and get the big picture view floating back down current. Then enjoy one of the many other dive sites.

Dive operators on the island all seemed pretty good and friendly a few years ago and cannot imagine that has changed.

Scuba Diving In Japan: Pieces Of Informations About The Same
Scuba Diving In Japan: Pieces Of Informations About The Same

Best Diving Spots For Beginners

When you say beginner, do you mean you’ve never done scuba diving before and want to start? Or that you’ve just finished your first course and are planning your next holiday around a dive destination (yup, scuba turns from sport to addiction very quick!)?

You could consider the following options:

India: The Andaman Islands are great for scuba diving, especially for beginners. The visibility is excellent, and the coral is bright and vibrant. There are all kinds of tropical fish to see, and beautiful beaches to explore when you’re above the water.

Bali: Bali has spectacular scuba diving options, but some dive spots are more complex than others, with tides and currents making the water a bit rough. Let your dive operator know your experience level, and go with the decision they make. 

 Thailand: Thailand has some of the best-loved dive spots in the world, and it’s easy to see why: gorgeous teal water, sunny days, white-sand beaches, and lots to see underwater. You can go diving at Pattaya and Phuket, but head out to more remote spots like Koh Tao, Koh Chang, or Koh Samui for pristine dive spots with epic marine life