Dive into another world and try out marine sports in Amami Oshima! The islands of the Amami Archipelago are blessed with rich ocean life thanks to the Kuroshio current that flows alongside the region. In the summer, locals and visitors alike enjoy taking a dip in the crystal-clear oceans to experience the stunning reef life under the sea!
Those with an affinity for the ocean can take part in activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, sea kayaking, fishing, surfing, and whale watching, just to name a few! Many coral reefs are mere meters from the beach, and ideal spots differ even between the northern and southern areas of the island. First-time marine sports-goers have a variety of guided tours to choose from, but more experienced swimmers should inquire with a tourism information center or with staff at their accommodation before setting out in the ocean on their own. Make sure to bring coral reef-safe sunscreen or a rash-guard as well to avoid a sunburn!
Have a look at these marine sports services for more info:
|Diving Shop Neverland||0997-56-1001||1742-1 Kasari-cho Yo, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0621|
|Diving Shop Native Sea Amami||0997-55-4600||423 Tatsugo-cho Ashitoku, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 894-0412|
|OCEANZ||0997-57-1987||1295-2 Kasari-cho Taira, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0505|
|Dive Species Amami||0997-69-3785||5-17 Naze Saiwai-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0025|
|Marine Sports Amami||0997-53-1245||32-1 Naze Nagahama-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-0036|
|Aqua Dive Kohollo||0997-72-4969||820-3 Setouchi-cho Kunetsu, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 894-1746|
|Gori Marine||080-6966-6313||Setouchi-cho Ikenma, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 894-2142|
|Diving & Pension RIKI||0997-76-0069||527-1 Setouchi-cho Shokazu, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 894-2144|