Where to go

3 locations to discover…

Marine life

Japan has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

The sights of Japan’s diving are best experienced by resort and transferring from island to island. The difference between each island is staggering and full of life and mystery. Extend your trip with a stay in Tokyo.

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Visit Japan

A shorter version of our Big in Japan itinerary, allowing you to explore Tokyo and dive Yonaguni, famous for its hammerhead sharks, stunning marine life and the mysterious Iseki stones.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

BIG in Japan

Explore Tokyo and relax on the white sandy beaches of Ishigaki, Okinawa and Yonaguni Islands, where you can dive healthy reefs and encounter manta rays, hammerhead sharks and an underwater city. This is a BIG tour of Japan!

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Summer brings warmer weather and mantas, but cyclones are possible, while hammerheads gather in winter.


  • Summer

    Jul to Sep: Warm weather and great diving conditions, but cyclones can be encountered
  • Autumn

    Oct to Nov: Weather begins to cool but diving conditions remain good
  • Winter

    Dec to Mar: Cooler waters, with wind changing to a northerly direction
  • Spring

    Apr to Jun: Weather starts to warm, with winding returning to southerlies.

Wildlife events

  • Apr to Oct: manta rays seen in large numbers in Ishigaki
  • Nov to Mar: Large schools of hammerhead sharks gather in Yonaguni
  • Feb to Apr: Humpback whales gather in Kerama to calve


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