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Mikomoto Island

There are a number of diving spots around Kamikimoto Island, an uninhabited island off the coast of Shimoda. It is a 20-minute boat ride from the harbor to the dive site. It is a popular spot for hammerhead sharks to appear from summer to autumn when the Kuroshio Current approaches the Izu Peninsula.

You can see tons of hammerheads, white pointer sharks, and catsharks. The Kuroshio Current can also attract sunfish, sailfish, whale sharks, manta rays, and long-nosed rays.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Drift Diving
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Advanced
  • Expert

Programs

  • Scuba

Entry

  • Shore/Beach
  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 24m

Visibility

  • 14m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Butterfly Fish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Scalloped Hammerhead
Thresher Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Oceanic Blacktip Shark
Angel Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Guitarfish
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Fishes
Ocean Sunfish
Moray Eel
Butterfly Fish
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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