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About Hyogo

Diving in Hyogo Prefecture offers an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse marine environments along its three ocean coastlines—the Sea of Japan, the Seto Inland Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in the Kansai region on Honshu island, Hyogo boasts a wealth of underwater treasures waiting to be discovered by diving enthusiasts.

With 20% of its area designated as natural parks, including national parks such as Sanin Kaigan and Setonaikai National Parks, as well as several quasi-national and prefectural natural parks, Hyogo's coastal waters are protected and pristine. These natural parks contribute to the preservation of the region's marine ecosystems and provide opportunities for divers to explore diverse underwater landscapes.

Diving in Hyogo allows divers to encounter a wide variety of marine life, from colorful fish and vibrant coral reefs to unique rock formations and underwater caves. The region's clear waters and abundant marine biodiversity make it an ideal destination for both recreational and exploratory diving.

While diving infrastructure in Hyogo may vary, there are dive operators and facilities catering to divers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner seeking your first dive or an experienced enthusiast looking for new underwater adventures, Hyogo's dive sites offer unforgettable experiences beneath the waves.

So, whether you're drawn to Hyogo for its cultural attractions, natural parks, or scenic coastlines, don't miss the chance to explore the hidden treasures of its coastal waters through diving. Pack your gear, dive into the crystal-clear waters, and immerse yourself in the wonders of Hyogo's underwater world.

Local Areas

Hyogo Area Map

Areas in Hyogo


Cave diving at Kansai

Experience the excitement of a shallow safe cave diving in Kansai. The actual cave is 25m wide, 15m high, 40m tunnel. There is a place in the tunnel that is only 5m,
Inside the cave, you can find variety of nudibranch all year round.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of Macro marine life

During the Spring season:
-Lethotremus awae

During the early Summer season:
-Big broupof Moon jellyfish(Aurelia aurita)

-Suna-bikunin(Liparis punctulatus )

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