© iStock/tawatchaiprakobkit Diving in Japan Located in East Asia, Japan is an island nation consisting of the Japanese archipelago and the Nansei Islands, Izu Islands, and Ogasawara Islands. Japan is famous for being a very safe and clean country with a rich culture and strong economy. Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is a major city of pop culture and production of electronics. Japan covers an area of 3,000 km with a colder climate in the north and a warmer, milder climate in the south. Within this wide area, climate and water temperature can vary greatly from region to region. As a result, each region has its own unique ecosystem, offering a wide variety of scuba dives from ice diving in Hokkaido to tropical diving in Okinawa. There are also great freshwater environments such as lakes and rivers with abundant caves and shipwrecks to explore. Japan is famous for its four distinct seasons on land, but divers can also experience these seasons underwater as well. Featured Training Centers Instructor Training CenterPeace DolphinInstructor Training CenterSan MareInstructor Training CenterDiving Lounge aqua QUESTInstructor Training CenterURUMA SCUBA This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app Featured places to go in Japan © AdobeStock/Hiroki WAKABAYASHIHokkaidōScuba diving in Hokkaido is not for the faint of heart, however, as the water is either cold or frozen, and a dry suit will be needed.Learn more © iStock/Sean PavoneKyushuDiving in Kyushu is full of amazing marine life.Learn more © iStock/makafushigiShikokuScuba diving in the Shikoku region is possible year-round, with most dive sites less than a 15-minute boat ride away.Learn more © iStock/yongyuanHonshuDiving in Honshu offers a variety of sites be it ocean, river, or lake.Learn more Dive Sites in Japan Travel Information for Japan Power Plug Type A, BAirports KIX, ITM, NRT, HNDCurrency JPYLanguage jaElectricity 100 V / 50 Hz / 60Timezone UTC+09:00Network Provider NTT Docomo, SoftBank Mobile Corp Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.