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Diving ratings Oki Islands
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Oki Islands

Diving on Oki Islands

Diving on the Oki islands can be great but it's not the main attraction here. You won't find many dive operators based here. The nice thing about this is that when you do go diving, there won't be any crowds. The diving is a bit different than your typical tropical site and you'll see plenty of fish on large beds of seagrass. It is unspoiled, pristine even, and has more than 20 sites to keep you busy!


The Islands

There are more than 180 islands belonging to the Oki Island group but only 4 are permanently inhabited. These Islands are:

  • Nishinoshima

  • Chibu

  • Ama

  • Dogo

These Islands belong to the Shimano prefecture and the total population is around 1800.

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Sea Snake

Why go there?

It is remote, out from the beaten path, and a great destination if you want to do more than just go diving. The islands are mostly used for Japanese tourism and you'll feel like a real traveler when you go here.

Spiral coral shrimp

How to get there?

All four Oki Islands can be accessed by sea. The ferries going to the Oki Islands depart from Shichirui Port (Shimane Prefecture) and Sakaiminato Port (Tottori Prefecture). You can access both ports by public buses departing from Matsue Station or Yonago Station. Sakaiminato Port can be also accessed via JR train.

You don't have to book in advance if you are using public transport. If you are by car you do.

There is also an inter-island ferry departing multiple times per day so island hopping is a possibility!

More information here!

Note: Bring cash if you are visiting Chibu Island, there is NO ATM!

Willan's chromodoris

Below some photos and impressions

If you want to share your impressions and/or photos you're more than welcome to share them!

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