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Scuba Diving Japan’s Island Paradise


A scuba dive operator offers a variety of dive tours in the transparent Pacific waters of this island getaway


Ishigaki is one of Japan’s most distant islands, located more than 2000 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. It has been ranked at the top of Japan’s scuba diving destinations for many years. 


The sub-tropical island climate is mild, and the waters are full of life from macro sea creatures to large sea turtles and giant cuttlefish. Many divers come to Ishigaki hoping to see the mantas. Coral canyons and arches make for a colorful seascape to enjoy and photograph.



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Prime Scuba Ishigaki is a dive operator that runs a number of tours to dive spots around the nearby islands. It offers dives for certified divers, including a refresh course, but also offers a license course (two-day minimum) and assisted dives for those who want to experience diving for the first time.



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The island of Ishigaki offers a wide range of accommodations to suit all budgets, from five-star hotels to minshuku guest houses. Direct flights operate regularly from Tokyo, Osaka, and Okinawa.


Prime Scuba Ishigaki


345-9 Maezato, Ishigaki-shi, Okinawa-ken


About 4.5 hours




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