About Tottori

Diving in Tottori Prefecture offers a unique opportunity to explore the underwater world along its picturesque coastline, which is surrounded by Shimane, Hiroshima, Okayama, and Hyogo Prefectures. While Tottori may be best known for its stunning sand dunes—the largest sand dunes system in Japan—it also boasts rich marine biodiversity waiting to be discovered beneath the waves.

With 14% of its area designated as natural parks, including national parks such as Daisen-Oki and Sanin Kaigan National Parks, as well as several quasi-national and prefectural natural parks, Tottori'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 Tottori 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 Tottori may be less developed compared to other coastal regions, 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, Tottori's dive sites offer unforgettable experiences beneath the waves.

So, whether you're drawn to Tottori for its sand dunes, natural parks, or cultural attractions, 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 Tottori's underwater world.

Local Areas

Tottori Area Map

Areas in Tottori


Located in the San'in Kaigan Global Geopark

"Natanejima Island point" offers exciting dynamic underwater terrain such as  underwater caves and channels.If you love big school of large size fishes,  at "Yamadashi point", you may encounter large school of Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata) .
At "Goishiwara point" there is a Seahorse rock where you can meet the seahorses all year round.

What you can see

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

During the Summer season:
- Cherry Anthias(Sacura margaritacea)
- Japanese amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata

During the Spring season:
-Lethotremus awae