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About Miyazaki

Diving in Miyazaki Prefecture offers an exciting opportunity to explore the diverse marine life and underwater landscapes along Japan's eastern coast of Kyushu.

Situated on the eastern coast of Kyushu and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Miyazaki Prefecture boasts a rich array of underwater attractions, making it a hidden gem for diving enthusiasts. While the prefecture is renowned among surfers for its world-class waves, its underwater realm is equally captivating.

One of the highlights of diving in Miyazaki is the abundance of macro marine life. Divers can expect to encounter a variety of marine species, including colorful reef fish, crustaceans, and invertebrates, amidst vibrant coral reefs and rocky outcrops. These underwater habitats provide an ideal environment for macro photography and marine observation.

Additionally, Miyazaki's coastal waters are known to host the popular "Thrasher sharks" (Alopias) in some diving areas. These majestic creatures, characterized by their long, whip-like tails, add an element of excitement and wonder to any diving experience.

While exploring Miyazaki's underwater landscapes, divers can also enjoy the prefecture's stunning coastal scenery, which includes picturesque beaches, rocky coves, and offshore islands. The diverse underwater topography, combined with clear water visibility, creates an immersive diving experience for enthusiasts of all levels.

After a day of diving, visitors to Miyazaki can indulge in the prefecture's culinary delights, including its famous Wagyu beef and delicious charcoal-grilled chicken. Miyazaki's culinary offerings are a testament to the region's rich gastronomic heritage and are sure to delight the palate of any food enthusiast.

Whether you're drawn to Miyazaki for its cultural attractions, scenic landscapes, or underwater adventures, diving in this prefecture promises an unforgettable experience that showcases the beauty and diversity of Japan's marine environment.

Local Areas

Miyazaki Area Map

Areas in Miyazaki


Popular tropical Miyazaki ocean

An hour drive from the Miyazaki airport, Nichinan is famous for it's tropical ocean. There are many international surfers visiting this area to catch the perfect waves. For divers, there are numerous diving poins around the area, satisfying divers from all over Japan.
The amount of soft corals are a sight to see and the diverce underwater geography is also a big attaction.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of Macro marine life
-Variety of seahorses
If your lucky:
-Spotted eagle ray(Aetobatus narinari)
-Pelagic thresher(Alopias pelagicus)

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Hard coral garden and frog fish heaven

Popular among the domestic divers as you can dive and see the Japans largest hard coral(Dendrophylliidae Gray)reef. It is also popular as there are many variety of frof fishes around this region.

What you can see

All year round:
-Variety of nudibranch
-Variety of Shrimps and Crabs
-Variety of Macro marine life
-Hard coral reef (Dendrophylliidae Gray)
-Japanese angelfish (Centropyge interrupta)
-Cherry Anthias(Sacura margaritacea)

During the Spring season:
If your lucky:
-Sun fish (MolaMola)
-Bigfin reef squid(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
-Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata)

During the Summer season:
-Sea turtles