Ogasawara Island Advanced Diver’s Package


Ogasawara Islands are remotely located to the south of the Izu Islands and were formed by protrusions of an ancient underground volcano. Due to the remote location, over 140 varieties of indigenous plants and animals, some of which are designated as protected species have undergone a unique evolutionary process. For this reason, Ogasawara Island is dubbed as the “Galapagos of the Orient”.  The seawater around the islands have very high clarity, full of coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins and more. You may even get a chance to see a sperm whale during your diving expedition! This trip is designed for a group of keen divers who want to experience the Japanese diving culture.

  • Enjoy 2 dives a day with choice of additional dives
  • Chance to swim with dolphins, sea turtles and possibly sperm whales
  • Encounter unique animals and plants, unique to the island
  • English assistant throughout your trip while having your independence and freedom to do your own thing
  • A day to contribute to the group’s dinner with a fishing expedition


Day 1

Arrive at Narita International Airport. (please ensure you arrive by 3PM for easy access to your hotel)

A local staff to meet you to assist you to board an airport shuttle bus that will take you directly to Hotel Intercontinental Tokyo Bay. (For standard plan passengers, your hotel is a short walk from Intercontinental)

1 night at Seaside Hotel Shiba-Yayoi (Standard plan or Hotel Intercontinental Tokyo Bay (luxury plan) in a Western room including breakfast

About Seaside Hotel Shiba-Yayoi (standard plan)

Seaside Hotel Shiba-Yayoi is a oceanview hotel located only 7 min walking distance to nearest JR station or 2 min walk from a monorail station. Rooms are equipped with high speed internet connection, TV, telephone, fridge, tea making facilities, hair dryer, toileteries, towel and nightwear. Hotel facilities include restaurant, conference facilities, cafe, business centre and coin laundry.

About Hotel Intercontinental Tokyo Bay (luxury plan)

Hotel Intercontinental Tokyo Bay is a luxury hotel that is directly connected to Takeshiba Yurikamome monorail station. Rooms are equipped with high speed internet connection (charge applies), TV, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar/fridge, in-room safe, toileteries, towel, sleepwear and slippers. Hotel facilities include parking, conference facilities, chappel, beauty salon, gym, business centre, six retaurants, patissery and a lounge/bar.

Day 2 (Breakfast included)

Check in your ship (Ogasawaramaru) that will take you to Ogasawara Islands between 8.15am – 9.00am, depending on your room category.

Standard Plan: Special second class, Ocean view secondShared bunk cabin. Light on each bunk area but there is no TV or powerpoint in room. Shared bathroom.

Luxury Plan:First class, Ociewn view first Private western twin bed or 2 bunk bed room. There is TV and DVD player in room but bathroom is shared.

Meals and drinks are not included, however, there is a reasonably priced cafeteria and restaurant onboard.
Ship will depart at 10am for a 22.5 hour journey to Ogasawara Islands.

About Ogasawaramaru

The Ogasawaramaru is a passenger cargo ship sailing regularly between Tokyo’s Takeshiba port and Chichijima, the largest of the Ogasawara Islands. Facilities include information desk, shop (selling souvernirs, snacks, magazines, ice cream, bread, batteries, seasickness medications, ice, soap and towels), restaurant, snack bar, vending machines, DVD viewing area, shower rooms, smoking room, lockers, public telephones, chidren’s room and restrooms.

Day 3 (Lunch and Dinner included)

Ship will arrive at Ogasawara Islands at around 11.30am. A local dive shop operators and accommodation staff will greet you prior to check in.

You will be provided with lunch before your first two dives in the afternoon.(August is summer in Japan. Temperature can exceed 30 degrees centigrade and the water temperature is 26 – 28 degrees. We recommend you bring 3 – 5mm wetsuit.

Around 5pm, return to hotel.

Dinner will be served around 7pm by your accommodation.

4 nights at Pension Fish Eye, a basic inn run by a local dive operator (standard plan) or Heart Rock Village, a member of Japan Ecolodge Association (luxury plan) in a western room including breakfast and dinner

About Pension Fish Eye (standard plan)

Pension Fish Eye is located on a quiet hilltop area of the island. Rooms are equipped with comfortable beds, LCD TV (you can hook it up with your camera to see your photos you’ve taken), Wifi, tea making facilities, towel, fridge/freezer and toiletries using non-artificial ingredients. Accommodation facilities include dining area where guests can mingle with free self serve tea, coffee and mineral water, rooftop terrace, coin laundry and shower rooms. Meals are made by the propertieress using local fruits, vegetables and fish, seasoned with locally produced salt and home-made miso. Breakfast include home baked bread among other locally produced goods.

About Heart Rock Village (luxury plan)

Heart Rock Village is a luxury eco lodge located in the heart of the island. Rooms are equipped with TV, fridge, air conditioning, tea making facilities, towels, bathtub/shower, toiletries and a private terrace with deckchair. The owners understand the importance of meeting people during holidays so the accommodation is filled with places to socialise such as a cafe and public terrace while respecting your privacy. Meals at Heart Rock Village takes advantage of their own private farm, using native vegetables and fruits.

Optional at additional cost:

Full dive gear rental
3rd tank dive
Fishing gear rental
Underwater camera/video rental

Day 4 – 6 (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Enjoy two dives a day during your stay on Ogasawara Island. (please enquire for extra dives at additional cost)Depending on the sea condition, you may have a chance to encouter dogtooth tunas, dolphins or even sperm whales!

During your diving expedition, enjoy whale watching, swimming with dolphins or controlled fishing to add to your dinner!

Day 7 (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Enjoy two morning dives in the morning or guided half day nature hike.
In the early afternoon, embark on Ogasawaramaru for your return voyage to Tokyo.

Day 8

Arrive at Tokyo around 3.30pm.
Transfer by van taxi to Narita International Airport for your onward flight.

Arrive at Tokyo around 3.30pm.
Transfer by van taxi to Narita International Airport for your onward flight.