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Akiu Big Fall

Located just an hour away from Sendai, Japan, Akiu Ootaki offers an extraordinary diving experience in one of the world's rarest waterfall basins. Cascading from a height of 55 meters, this dive site allows you to immerse yourself beneath the thundering waterfall, surrounded by the invigorating vibrations of falling water.

Although the surrounding area is predominately freshwater with limited marine life, divers can still observe fascinating species such as char, rockfish, trout, white-tailed bream, and even swordfish. Don't be surprised if you come across some cherry salmon or spot other curious creatures like frogs during your dive.

The waterfall itself boasts a maximum diameter of 15 to 20 meters, providing ample room for exploration. With a maximum depth of 8 meters and a few small horizontal openings in the water, this site caters to both beginner and advanced divers alike. It's important to note that during the winter months, the water temperature can drop below freezing due to the influence of snowmelt.

For those seeking an unforgettable diving adventure, Akiu Ootaki in Taihaku Ward, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, is a must-visit destination. Whether you're a novice or an experienced diver, this unique waterfall dive promises an exhilarating experience unlike any other.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 2, 2023

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