About the Book
Probably the most varied and possibly the very best scuba diving in the world is found in the waters of Japan. This amazing eco-system from north to south goes from dives bordering on arctic to most surely tropical. This book picks 50 of the most amazing and diverse dive and snorkeling sites in this vast country from the tip of Hokkaido to southernmost Yonaguni: the best of the best. It covers all the major diving areas and beautiful islands and coasts (and even a mountain and ice dive), identifying the key spots in each place and giving you dive after dive and some great snorkeling to add to your scuba bucket list. Here you will read about little-known outlying islands, shark-filled sites an hour from the big city and tropical beaches with snow-white sand, whale-filled waters and sea turtles galore. Authors Tim Rock and Noriyuki Otani are internationally published authors with decades of dive experience in Japan and worldwide. Other photographers and contributors join the main authors for a book on Japan's seas that is like no other.