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Liveaboard boat in Okinawa area

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Santsupa, May 26, 2018.

  1. Santsupa

    Santsupa BKK Divers

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    I ve been searching for a LOB boat in Okinawa. I couldn't find any. Can anyone recommend?
     
  2. busybugs

    busybugs Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
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    People really don't do liveaboards here in Japan. I have never even heard of one to be honest. If you wanted to do a "dive safari", it would be better to do day trips from each of the islands. For example, here in Okinawa one might start off in Naha (do some of the local dives) then take the ferry or even fly to some of the other Okinawan islands. Personally, I am planning to do Ishigaki Island (manta rays) and Yunaguni (hammerheads, underwater "ruins"). Here is a link that may be of interest. 7 Scuba Diving Spots in Japan You Must Visit
     
  3. Santsupa

    Santsupa BKK Divers

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    busybugs, thanks a bunch for your recommendation! Anyway, any reasons why they don't do LOB there?
     
  4. busybugs

    busybugs Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Okinawa, Japan
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    It's probably just the costs involved and the availability of affordable accommodation in most of the popular areas. That being said, I am sure that there are amazing offshore sites that would be suitable for live-aboard trips. I have done more research about a trip to Ishigaki - three nights accommodation and return flights will cost about $400 if not less :)
     
  5. Alfawolfje

    Alfawolfje Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tokyo
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    Everything is quite accessible land based. I really do not see the benefits knowing the costs involved.... For very remote diving sites it makes perfect sense.

    Ogasawara would be considered a remote area as it is 24 hours by boat from Tokyo. No airplanes.
     

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