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  • Yakushima Diving Service Mori-to-Umi
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    5.0
    16 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Kumage-gun Yakushimacho Miyanoura 2473-294
    This diving service located about a 15-minute drive from Yakushima Airport. It offers easy-going and laid back diving tours with a focus on enjoying fish watching and underwater photography in the seas of Yakushima Island. The guide who leads each tour sees his role as an interpreter of nature. He says that diving was his passion before it was his job, so he continues to dive the seas of Yakushima Island every day regardless of whether he has any guests. The company's selling point is the broad knowledge and easy-to-understand commentary of a guide whose hobbies are wildlife observation and undersea photography.

    I dove for two days in a row with Mori-to-Umi, in early November. This was my first visit to Yakushima, and was initially worried about the water temperature, but it turns out the average for that...

  • Sunokawa Park
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Ehime Minamiuwa-gun Ainancho Sunokawa 288
    This park is located on National Route 56 in Sunokawa, Ainan Town, Minamiuwa County. It is comprised of the approximately one-kilometer-long Sunokawa Beach, a campsite, an event venue, a seawater pond, a freshwater pond, and other attractions. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and sea kayaking. The park is also adjacent to Yurari Uchiumi, which features a public bathhouse that uses seawater and a restaurant.

    貸し出しもしているようですがシュノーケルセットは持参しました。 シャワーは冷水ですが着替える所もあってよかったです。 色々な魚を見る事ができました。 魚の大群もみられて良かったです。

  • Aqua Base
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Okinawa Miyakojima-shi Hirara Ikema 83-1
    This tour service is located next to the Ikema Island Lookout Ruins on northern Miyako Island about a 15 minute drive from Hirara Port or about a 30-minute drive from Miyako Airport. It offers snorkeling and diving tours and other aquatic activities in Yabiji, which has been designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty and a national Natural Monument. The shop has supported countless professional divers and cameramen since opening as the first diving shop on Ikema Island in 1995. Currently, however, it primarily offers services for tourists visiting Yabiji for the first time.

    ツアーに参加してシュノーケリングをするのは初めてでしたが、スタッフの方の対応もとても親切で安心して参加する事が出来ました( ˊᵕˋ...

  • Benthos Divers
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Serakaki 475
    This diving shop is located in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture. Complete beginners and advanced divers alike can enjoy diving under the guidance of the shop's experienced staff. The short distance of the boat ride out to the dive site helps to reduce seasickness and also makes afternoon diving possible. In addition to a full range of diving tours, the shop also runs a diving school that offers certification courses for everyone from the beginner to the aspiring professional instructor.

    Been to Okinawa now 4 times and the last 3 trips we always dived with Benthos Divers in Onna-son! If you are staying somewhat within the vicinity of Onna-son - they pick you up in the morning and you...

  • Aqua Dive Kohollo
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho Kunetsu 820-3
    This company, located in the hamlet of Kunetsu along the Oshima Straits, provides experiences that give visitors a generous sampling of the attractions of the subtropical island of Amami Oshima Island, including snorkeling tours and nature experiences. Snorkelers are taken to a spot five minutes by boat from the harbor, and thanks to careful support from the company's employees, even customers who cannot swim can enjoy snorkeling with confidence. The diving spot, which faces the open sea, has exceptionally clear water, allowing visitors to enjoy dynamic underwater landforms. Every year, from December to April, visitors have an opportunity to swim with the humpback whales that come here to raise their young.

    If youre in Amami, going diving, snorkeling or whale watching with Kohollo is a must do! This was the highlight of my time in Amami. The owners are the kindest people (speak a bit of English too...

  • Takeno Snorkel Center
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Hyogo Toyooka-shi Takenocho Kirihama Oura 1218
    This experience facility is located in Oura, Kirihama, Takeno-cho, Toyooka City. Situated in Sanin Kaigan National Park, you can experience the observing living things in the very clear sea. In addition, there are various experience programs that allow you to interact with nature, such as geo canoe tours, living creature observations and nature craft. It also has family snorkeling for parents and children only available in August.

    体験学習(シュノーケル、ジオカヌー)専門の施設と思い込んでいて、前から知ってはいたですが、今年初めて訪問しました。自前の用具があれば、施設の目の前の海がシュノーケリングスポット、水はとても綺麗です。ちょっと疲れたら岩に上って一休み。南の海のような派手は魚はいませんが、かなり大きな魚も泳いでいて、楽しくシュノーケルできました。温水シャワー付きの更衣室を400円で利用できるので、海から上がった後も快適...

  • Sansui
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Yamanashi Minamitsuru-gun Yamanakakomura Hirano 506
    "A marine sports tour company whose office is located on the southern bank of Lake Yamanaka a short distance east of the intersection in front of Forest Station Asahigaoka in the direction of the beach. Also operating as the oldest wakeboarding and waterskiing school on Lake Yamanaka, the company has been in business for over 40 years and also offers flyboarding, seasonal Japanese pond smelt fishing, and boat rentals. The company offers a wide variety of courses which allow participants to do everything from a quick 15-minute trial to lengthy courses you can take your time to enjoy, such as the ""you're not going home without falling"" course and the ""could even a pro athlete handle this?"" course."
  • Octopus Shore Hunting Tours
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    Niigata Iwafune-gun Awashimauramura Hi No Miyama 1491-8 Awa Shima Tourist Information Office
    Tour participants can enjoy octopushunting, an autumn tradition on Awashima Island. Tours are held three times a day on Saturdays and Sundays from September through October. Anyone elementary school aged and older can master the unique local technique, which involves dangling a bamboo pole with a red cloth wrapped on one end in front of an octopus and scooping it out of the water when it latches on with its tentacles. Because hunting is conducted on a shallow shore, you don’t need a particularly robust coat or other heavy ocean fishing gear. Contests are sometimes held to see who can catch the largest octopus, with the top catchers receiving awards and local specialty products as prizes. An advance application is required, so be sure to apply with plenty of time before the day you intend to go.
  • Chinen Marine Leisure Center
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    Okinawa Pref. Nanjoushi Chinen Kudeken 676
    This facility is where you can be transported to an uninhabited island and enjoy various marine sports. Above all, you can enjoy the highly transparent sea nurtured by the untouched nature of Komaka Island, and it is popular throughout the year. Besides playing in the ocean, it is also highly recommended to explore the uninhabited island. It is great because it is only 15 minutes away by boat from the Chinen Marine Leisure Center dock.
  • Toyosaki Seaside Park Chura Sun Beach
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    Okinawa Pref. Tomigusukushi Toyosaki 5-1
    This large beach has a BBQ area, an area where you can enjoy marine sports, beach soccer and volleyball, and a swimming beach. Besides showers and bathrooms, it has shops that sells items essential to swimming at the beach and other accessories. In addition, it is also highly recommended to go cycling in the park because there is a bicycle center.
  • Bubble Ring Divers Kushimoto
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    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunkushimotochou Kushimoto 617-36
    This diving shop on the Kushimoto coast caters to everyone from beginners to advanced divers. You can choose from a variety of plans with an experienced guide that will let you enjoy the rich diversity of marine life made possible by the Kuroshio Current. They rent wet suits, fins, and other diving equipment, and they offer courses for getting your diving license too. They run diving trips to other locations in Japan and abroad several times a year. These give customers a different underwater perspective from their regular diving programs and provide diving options year-round.
  • Aquamarine Shirahama
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    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho Waterfront 448-1
    "This is the oldest diving facility in Shirahama, right off the beach, a 30-minute drive via National Route 42 from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange of the Hanwa Expressway. Due to the influence of the Kuroshio Current, the sea around Shirahama is very clear, and diving is enjoyable year-round. The Diving Experience Course, which lets beginners walk around underwater without worries, is highly recommended. Holders of a C-class diving license can enjoy a ""fun dive"" with a guide. The facility is equipped with a seawater pool, where customers can refresh their skills or learn to dive for the first time. All the necessary equipment is available for rent."
  • Wakayama Suhara Coast Sea Kayak Experience
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    Wakayama Arida-gun Yuasacho Suhara Maruyama 966-1
    This guide company operates sea kayaking tours off the Suhara Coast. The area is easily accessible from Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe; waves are gentle year-round; the waters are highly clear; and the Suhara coastline is beautiful. The company's tours include free rentals of all the equipment you need, and the company's courteous pre-tour safety and basic operation classes ensure that even beginners can have fun and be safe. The company's all-day course is truly an adventure, taking you not just out onto the sea but also onto the land of the uninhabited island of Karumojima. Children as young as first grade elementary school age can come along on tours if accompanied by an adult in a two-person kayak, making it possible for the whole family to enjoy sea kayaking together.
  • HART ADVENTURE CENTER
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    Hiroshima Hatsukaichi-shi Miyajimacho
    This outdoor adventure group conducts exciting sea kayaking, shower climbing, and other outdoor tours on Miyajima Island. The group offers a wide variety of sea kayaking courses which enable tour-goers to experience the ocean off of World Heritage site-designated Itsukushima Shrine. The most popular is the one-hour course, a short tour which is also perfect for beginners. In addition to sea kayaks, the group provides paddles, life jackets, and everything else you need, making it easy to experience Miyajima Island from the sea. Other courses included the slightly longer three-hour course, and a six-hour course for those interested in going ashore on the uninhabited islands around Miyajima Island.
  • Islander Depot
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Miyakojima-shi Hirara Shimozato 1051
    This diving service is located just north of Miyakojima Municipal Minami Kindergarten and Elementary School a short distance from Bunkyo-dori Street. Although the company's purpose-built diving boat has a 22 person capacity, most of its tours only have about 10 participants, allowing it to provide the sort of attention to detail that assures all of its guests have an enjoyable experience. They offer a wide variety of programs including diving experiences which can be enjoyed by those without a diving license and by those who get seasick, boat fun diving tours, which are matched to guests' experience level and preferences, and even a diving certification course.
  • Aruguide Okinawa
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    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Yamada 3088-1
    "This tour guide service in Onna Village, Okinawa Prefecture offers a wide variety of nature experience tours including sea kayaking and snorkeling. Each tour is suited for different physical ability level and amount of time available. One such tour is their ""Kayaking and Blue Grotto Snorkeling Adventure,"" which has participants piloting kayaks between rock faces and snorkeling in the Blue Grotto. Children as young as one who are capable of walking unassisted can participate in sea kayaking. Children who are at least 100 cm tall can participate in snorkeling. Guests can use the showers, changing rooms, and other facilities for free at the company's beachside shop."
  • PANZA OKINAWA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Onnason Fuchaku 66-1 Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort
    This recreational facility located inside of the Sheraton Okinawa Sunmarina Resort offers two activities that take advantage of Okinawa's natural scenery. The MegaZIP allows guests to feel like a bird flying above the ocean as they slide down the 250-meter-long zipline from the 13-meter-high deck. The GoFALL drop tower meanwhile allows guests to experience a freefall from the 13-meter-high deck. Both can be experienced by children who weigh at least 25 kg. Guests can enjoy exhilarating thrills while also soaking up amazing views of the surrounding blue ocean.
  • Yellow Submarine Dive Studio
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Ibaruma 2-390
    This facility on northern Ishigaki Island offers a variety of experiences including diving, snorkeling, and kids' diving. The company has its own diving boat, allowing it to respond to requests for specific dive sites and allowing participants to enjoy diving without the pressure of restricted dive times or having to enter the water at crowded dive site. The company has developed many original dive sites including manta ray habitats and coral reefs, assuring that divers of all experience levels can thoroughly enjoy the charm of diving and the waters around Ishigaki Island.
  • Ishigaki Island Diving Shop ABCdive
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okinawa Ishigaki-shi Arakawa 2224-35
    "This diving tour service teaches guests the ABCs of enjoying the beautiful oceans and nature of Ishigaki Island. Most of their tours can be enjoyed in just half a day. Their diving experience boat tours and snorkeling boat tours, which take participants to beautiful dive sites around Ishigaki Island by boat, are especially popular. They also offer PADI and other scuba certification courses year-round. Tours that start in the morning can be economically packaged with tours to Hama Island, also known as ""the phantom island."""
  • Amami Diving School, Hage Marine
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagoshima Oshima-gun Setouchicho Katetsu 302-2
    A company that offers diving, snorkeling, and sailing cruises and other activities in the beautiful seas near Kakeroma Island off the southern end of Amami Oshima Island. Visitors are taken by boat to the diving spot, where they get a satisfactory taste of the waters of Amami and their beautiful coral. The company also offers experiences that even beginners can enjoy with confidence, such as snorkeling or diving experiences that start from the beach. No equipment or license is needed for the diving experience. Courses that lead to a beginner's open license or qualification as an instructor are also available.

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