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Nagaragawa River

Welcome to one of Japan's top dive sites, located in Maeno, Mino, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. This exquisite underwater paradise is renowned for its crystal-clear waters and excellent visibility. With depths ranging from 3-6 meters, and occasionally exceeding 10 meters, this site offers a diverse diving experience for all levels of expertise.

As you explore the upper reaches of the river, be prepared to encounter a fascinating array of marine life. Marvel at the vibrant rainbow trout and rockfish that gracefully navigate these pristine waters. Moving further into the middle reaches, you'll be mesmerized by the abundant presence of ayu and catfish. Don't miss the opportunity to witness some truly remarkable species, including the elusive stone-like Ayu salmon, sea trout, Japanese Green Turtle, and Mokuzu crab.

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating drift dive, where you'll navigate through complex underwater currents and surface crossings. Due to the challenging nature of this dive, it is recommended for experienced divers. A true highlight of this site is the giant salamander, an enchanting creature that has been designated as a special national monument. Keep your eyes peeled for these majestic beings, known to reach lengths of up to 1.5 meters, residing in the larger holes along the riverbed. Additionally, this site is home to a variety of unique river-dwelling creatures that cannot be found in lakes, making it a haven for underwater exploration.

Immerse yourself in this captivating dive experience while exploring the beauty and rich biodiversity that Japan has to offer. Discover the wonders hidden beneath the surface and create unforgettable memories as you venture through this extraordinary dive site.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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