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Welcome to Dive Japan.
You will find links to interesting sites on Japanese diving
primarily in English and
diving articles and information at our site.
Hope you enjoy! -
Junko A. Pascoe

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Web Fish Guide

Good to find English name of fish.  There is English fish list as well.

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Japan National Tourist Organization

Handy starter site to research just about eveything, if you are thinking trip to Japan, except diving.





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What's New?
Last updated June 03, 2011

Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands
Ryukyu Islands
Ogasawara, Bonin Islands
Bonin Islands
Izu Hanto, Izu Peninsula
Izu Peninsula
Izu Shoto, Izu Islands
Izu Islands


(Sofu Gan)


What's New?

June 03, 2011

Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands)

I prefer watching diving videos with sound of a regulator, rather than BGM. I feel like I am underwater in Ogasawara watching these videos.

2007-08-05 Ogasawara "Keta" Mukojima Group
by (YouTube channel)
with comment "Huge school of dogtooth tuna"
Sea of Ogasawara Okifutago (Chichijima) Kazkian Diving Tour
by (YouTube channel)
Kazkian Diving Service (Web site)
Black Jacks of Haha-jima, Ogasawara Islands
by (YouTube channel)

And reading this diving log will give you a good idea about diving in Ogasawara.

Log Book
at Kaizin diving service

It is diving log since 2005.

Try diving log of May 2011

It's in Japanese, but you will find no problem reading the log, using "Translate" function in Goole Crome.


May 28, 2011


Ishigaki Jima diving - Manta Ray Close Up
Manta Ray in Ishigaki Jima
by diveparappa (YouTube channel),
Dive Parappa (dive shop web site)

Mikomoto Jima

Whale Shark! 10.06.10 Mikomoto Jima - Kaiyusha
Billfish 08.07.12 Mikomoto Jima - Kaiyusha
by kaiyusha290 (YouTube channel),
Kaiyusha 290 (dive shop web site)
May 18, 2011


Diving Miyako-Jima - Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
by MIKO8088 (YouTube channel)
May 16, 2011

Hachijo-Jima, Nazumado

Hachijo-Jima, Almaco jack (Seriola Rivoliana) Chasing Japanese Scad(Decapterus maruadsi)
Hachijo-Jima, Nazumado
both by Archelondive (Archeln Diving Club - YouTube Channel)

My Favorite:

May 15, 2011

Sofu-Iwa (Sofugan)

Sofu-Iwa Diving 1998
by Iwashidivers (YouTube channel),
Iwashi Divers (Dive service web site)

Watching this video, I wish again that our Sofuiwa diving tour were not cancelled due to lack of participants twenty some years ago!

"A rock thrusting 325 feet above water from sea floor over 3280 feet deep in the middle of nowhere in Pacific Ocean, between Ogasawara Islands and Hachijo Island. It's hard to reach spot for diving with abundance of fishes and a spot Japanese divers long for. " 

Still it is true "hard to reach spot" after nearly 5 years since first posted in 2006, when I could hardly find photos.  I am glad that now I can even watch video on YouTube.

Thank you for posting.



Last updated June 03, 2011      Site by Junko Aoyama Pascoe E-mail: junko@divejapan.com

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