Where to go

3 locations rich in marine life 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

2 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

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.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

BIG in Japan

Explore Tokyo, relax on tropical beaches , encounter manta rays, observe hammerhead sharks, discover an underwater city. This is a BIG tour of Japan!

  • 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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