There are a number of things different about the style and diving manner in Japan. This is a basic guide covering some of the main differences and topics you'll find...
The English guide to diving in Japan
Dive in Japan is the comprehensive guide in English for diving in Japan, featuring detailed information on diving shops and destinations as well as unique insights into the Japanese diving scene. Operated by the Non Profit Organization "Japan Diving Experience" to promote overseas divers to visit Japan, Dive in Japan provides support and assistance with a dedicated DiveMaster available to arrange your Japanese diving experience.
Japan Natuonal Tourism Organization(JNTO) just realeased 3 new videos to promote Japan as a diving destination.
The videos are
JAPAN DIVING | Sea of the Kuroshio Current | JNTO
JAPAN DIVING | Sea of Macro Creatures | JNTO
JAPAN DIVING | Sea of Endemic Species | JNTO
Sunkissed Divers Okinawa is now added to our NPO family list. They can take you all around Okinawa, including the Kerama Islands and USS emmonds.
Marine Stage Dragon Lady of Shizuoka prefecture and Goto Diving Lagoon of Nagasaki prefecture are added to the shop list. Both offering diving tours around the area.
Pinnacle Diving Company has been added to the shop list. They operate from Kanagawa Prefecture near Camp Zama(US Base). The have dicing trips to the anto region and also can arrange diving trips to suit your needs.
Umiushi Hunters (Nudibranch Huters) information added for Jyogashima Island.They specialize in Nudibranch from 1mm. If your a underwater photography looking for nudibranch in Japan, they are the shop to visit.
Japan’s diving scene used to be a well-kept secret, but more and more people have realised that Japan has much more to offer than just sushi and karaoke. The country spans a vast latitudinal range, from the tropical south where coral reefs dominate around Okinawa and the other Ryukyu Islands, into the almost subarctic north. As a result, its biological diversity is great, with many different habitats accommodating a wide array of species.
This was an article published by Xray Magazine September 2020(Issue 100)
Year 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has confronted the world with an unprecedented situation. Many countries went into lockdown, and as a result, many people were forced to stay indoors, including myself in Japan. Although Japan never went into an official “lock- down”—it instead went into a so-called state of emergency— I could not wait to get out of the Tokyo metropolis as soon as restrictions were lifted.
Japan National Tourism Organization(JNTO) with coordination with "Dive In Japan" has launched its first diving information site in Japan on 01 April, aiming to attract divers from all over the world.