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Tanegashima Island

Located approximately 100 km south of Kagoshima in Japan, this island boasts not only a renowned space center for rocket launches but also serves as a captivating surfing destination. Accessible within 30 minutes by plane or 1 hour and 30 minutes by high-speed boat from Kagoshima, this island holds great allure for divers.

The surrounding waters are teeming with an abundance of eddy coral, creating a thriving ecosystem. Divers can expect to encounter various species such as striped Jacks, Red Flounder, Yellow Snappers, South Pacific Snappers, Sea Anglers, Joe Fish, and Stingrays amidst the sandy areas. The rocky zones offer sightings of yellowtail, Asian red snapper, and angelfish. Additionally, dynamic points within the waters grant divers the opportunity to observe eagle rays and sea turtles.

With shallow ocean depths and fast currents prevailing throughout, the preferred diving style here is drift diving. Boat diving takes precedence, though there is also a convenient beach entry point for divers.

Given a maximum depth of 5m and visibility of 0m, this dive site caters to divers of various skill levels, from beginners to advanced. It is located in Nishinoomote, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, providing divers with a close and accessible location.

Experience the enchantment of this Japanese dive site, where adventure and underwater exploration await.

Last updated: 9 mo. ago - Oct 2, 2023

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