Ando no Hana

There is one buoy in shallow water and one in deep water. In the deep area, the buoy is sunk in the sand mixed with mud, and the depth exceeds 20 meters under anchor. The deep buoy is located in the sand. The maximum depth is about 27m. Be sure to maintain neutral buoyancy in the sand. This is a limited time dive site from October, so it is definitely worth a visit.

In the sandy area, you can observe goby, goby, threadfin goby, and threadfin lily goby. Frogfish can be seen walking on the sand. To the west, there is a cleaning station where you can see a colony of blue-spotted groupers. Western flying fish, razor fish, and frogfish have also been observed. In the shallows, schools of snappers can be seen during the winter months.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 10 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

This is one of the most popular points in Kushimoto. There is a big root under the anchor and the top of the root is about 12m. The further north you go, the deeper it gets and the maximum depth is about 27m. There is almost no current and it is a good point for beginners to advanced divers. There are some remote roots scattered around, and there is a root in the northeast and a cleaning station in the west.

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This is one of the west side points of Kushimoto. It is a deep point about 18m deep under the anchor. There are two big roots near the anchor, and it is a channel. The west side and the south side are sandy, and in the sandy area of the south side, the spawning ground of the cuttlefish is set up depending on the season. On the north side, there is a series of coral reefs, and after passing through the coral reefs, the sandy bottom spreads out. The depth of the sandy area is about 25 to 27m. There is almost no current, and it is a point that can be enjoyed by beginners to advanced divers.

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The beach point is located along Route 42. There is a slope to the point, so be careful not to fall down if you go there while carrying equipment on your back. Pay attention to the tides. At low tide there are many large rocks and stones at the entry point. It is recommended to dive at high tide. There is no current and the water is shallow and easy to dive. There is an area where corals grow in clusters, so keep neutral buoyancy while diving.

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Kushimoto, the southernmost town on Honshu, is strongly influenced by the Kuroshio Current, and has a large variety of tropical fish from Okinawa and Izu, making it one of the top fishing areas in Japan.

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Isuzumi Reef

The dive takes place around a flat root that extends into the sand. There are two buoys, one in shallow water and one in deep water. There is almost no current and the depth is relatively shallow. The main attraction is a big arch in the root. Inside the arch, soft corals grow in clusters and it is a resting place for creatures. It is easy to dive, so beginners to advanced divers can enjoy this point.

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The tops of the roots are 13m to 17m. The top of the roots is 13m to 17m and the dive is usually done along the western drop-off which drops vertically to 30m. The white sandy seabed is beautiful and the mountainous roots are covered with soft corals such as sea squirts. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced divers because of the current depending on the time of day and season. The most popular point in the shallow area, the shallowest depth is 14m and the maximum depth is 30m.

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Kozagawa River

This dive site offers freshwater river diving in the clear Furuza River. You can observe the giant salamander, a special national natural monument. You can also dive downstream, but the giant salamander is often seen in the upstream area, about an hour upstream from Furuza town.

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The top of the root is 6m and the bottom is 30m. The topography is like Ayers Rock in Australia sinking into the water. East, west, north, south and south are drop-offs. There is a small cave on the west side with a remote root. The current can be a bit swift, but it is not that strong. The tops of the roots are wide and covered with corals and anemones.

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Susami can be accessed from the Kansai area in about two hours, so it is home base for many divers in the Kansai area. Beach entry is available, but boat diving is the main activity.It is characterized by good clarity called “Susami Blue“ and a lot of migratory fish.

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The area is easily accessible from the Kansai area and has long been a popular diving area for Kansai divers as it has prospered as a hot spring tourist attraction. It has a long history as a dive site in the Kii Peninsula. There are plenty of points for both beach entry and boat entry.

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