We are the secret hideaway dive shiop for the Ocean loving Divers in Ehime prefecture.
Natured by the beautiful and ideal rich marine environment, the Ocean of Akehama and Tsushima are considered , the place to dive to see many marine animals and the vast size of Coral habitation in the Ehime prefecture. We are located at Yawatahama, the west gate to the Beautiful Shikoku Island. You can come to Yawatahama from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya regions by highway busses.
We will not rush you as we want to show you this wonderful ocean properly.
Akehama/ Large artificial fishing reef with macro to wide marine animals.
We have a Akehama resort office where we can use as a base while our visit to this diving site.
With the jagged saw tooth shaped coastline and 300meters of beautiful white sand beach there are few large artificial reefs, ideal for marine animals to take shelter. From this reason, they are many schooling fishes, beautiful hard coral gardens, many nudibranch. Also from it's geographical position, you can dive here all year round, rarely not closing during the winter windy conditions.
Tsushima/ No.1 Coral colony in Ehime prefecture
Protected from the past, the underwater nature is untouched. It is said that over 60 types of corals covering the bottom. With the warm current coming into this area, you can see tropical marine life, both macro and wide, large mahi-mahi(Dolphinfish) and many other large schooling fishes. If your really really lucky, our may encounter an odd dolphin or a giant whale shark.
【Note from NPO】
On the day of Diving, the Diving Shop will have limited English available. But please don't be alarmed. NPO will assist regarding prior questions and enquiry for your booking. We will advise you how your diving will be on the day. The Guide will communicate with you using translation application in land and during your dive, sign language with will be reviewed before your dive.
Booking & Pay Method
- Booking through NPO Japan Diving Experience
The booking will be done through NPO Japan Diving Experience. NPO Japan Diving Experience will try to clarify your concerns before your diving trip.
Please make your booking inquiry, well in advance as bookings are filled up quickly for the weekends.
We are a small size private tour operator, keeping our guest numbers to a minimum. This will ensure that you are taken care of, properly. The weekend openings are filled up very quickly, but please inquire. The location of where we dive are basically predecided. We mainly dive at Akehama area(60min drive away from the pickup point) but sometime plan a trip to Tsushima area(90min drive away from the pickup point).
Pick up point: Yawatahama
Pick up time:
Diving at Akehama area 08:00/ return 16:00
Diving at Tsushima area 07:00/ return 16:00
Excursion trip to
Okinosihma/kashiwajima area 05:00/ Return 17:00-19:00
1)Please fill out the form linked from below.
It is a Medical Statement provided by The World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC).
●Link to RSTC Medical form
2)Please check the English translation of the limited liability form that you need to fill out on the day of diving.
*The price includes the NPO reservation support fee
*The price does not include Tax.
The diving fee may change without notice so please inquire NPO Japan Diving Experience for details.
*If you want to rent a dry suite, please advise your size including your check and wrist. ( Need to check if we have your size)
There are not rentals for below size.
・Height over 190cm
・Feet size under 21cm of over 29cm
Also no eyeglass masks available.
*The price does not include Tax.
The rental fee may change without notice so please inquire NPO Japan Diving Experience for details.
8-18 Honaichosugawa, Yawatahama, Ehime prefecture
Please be careful of using the car navigation system on the rental car. The address is new and may not display properly on the old system.
-90Minutes from Matsuyama
-4hours from Hyogo prefecture
-2.5hours-3hours from Okayama/Hiroshima prefecture
By highway bus (recommendation)
Depart Kyoto 21:30 Arrive at Port of Yawatahama Next day 07:41
Depart Osaka 22:40 Arrive at Port of Yawatahama Next day 07:05
Depart Nagoya 23:10 Arrive at Port of Yawatahama Next day 08:40
Depart Shinjyuku 19:50/Yokohama 20:50 Arrive at Port of Yawatahama Next day 09:25
*Please inquire before making a booking for the highway bus.
●From Beppu Oita prefecture (recommendation)
Beppu departure 05:35 Arrive at Yawatahama 08:25
*Pick up service from Yawatahama can be arranged. Please inquire.
*The Yawatahama shop has a 24hour rest room(Free of charge for guests).
If you arrive late the day before, you can stay the night so please inquire and see what fit's best for you.