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Mikurajima Island

Located in Japan, Mikurajima is a breathtaking dive site known for its vibrant population of more than 200 wild dolphins. However, please note that only skin diving is permitted to interact with these magnificent creatures; scuba diving is strictly prohibited. Respect for the dolphins is paramount, as they are individually identified and protected from any form of touching.

To swim with the dolphins, there are two options available. The first method involves landing on Mikurajima and approaching the dolphins in a small boat. This allows for a closer and more intimate encounter. Please remember that sightings cannot be guaranteed, as these dolphins roam freely in their natural habitat.

Alternatively, you can opt to take a larger boat from the nearby Miyakejima, approximately an hour's journey. It is essential to plan your visit according to the weather, as winter conditions may occasionally hinder sailing. And remember, if you do find yourself in close proximity to a dolphin, refrain from touching it.

Mikurajima offers a remarkable experience for divers of all skill levels, whether you are a beginner, advanced, or expert. The visibility in these crystal-clear waters reaches an impressive 14 meters, while the maximum depth is around 0 meters. This makes it an excellent location for divers looking for a memorable adventure.

Discover the wonder of Mikurajima's wild dolphins as you immerse yourself in the enchanting waters surrounding this captivating dive site.

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

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