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Japan Resources

  • Train Scheduling in English  – This is a great site for getting around Japan by train.  Put in your starting and ending station and the desired departure or arrival time and the program will calculate all your connecting trains.

  • Tide Information Japan - Pretty much just what it says... 

Good Reading for those who want to/are learning to dive

  • The Diver's ear, Under Pressure - A great lecture by a diving doc on the ins and outs of the diver's ear. Must listening for learners and new divers who want to know more about the mechanics (and some great techniques) for clearing ears during diving. Streaming video from U of W.

  • Dive Safety - Links to many safety resources of interest to divers (Thanks Clara B.). 

  • Scuba Diving Glossary - Definitions of useful diving terms (Thanks Clara B.). 

Diving Forums

  • Scuba Board  – The largest and most comprehensive online scuba community on the planet.  A highly recommended resource for learning about all facets of diving.

  • The Deco Stop  – This online forum is geared more to technical diving.

  • Rebreather World – This relatively new site is now the premier resource for sharing information about Rebreather technology and use.

  • Spear Board  – The place to go for information about underwater hunting.


Scuba Tools/Supplies

  • - Great site for tools and supplies to service regulators.

  • - Excellent selection of scuba o-rings, o-ring kits, and installation tools.


  • HOG (Highly Optimized Gear) – Backplate and wing products, gas management, and much more.

  • Light Monkey – Canister lights, regulators, BP/W systems and more.

  • XS Scuba  – All the secondary goodies a diver needs to round out their kit

  • Aqualung - We often get Fusion Drysuits from here.

  • Fourth Element - Awesome exposure protection

  • Suunto - Many folks choice for diving computer

Training Organizations

  • NAUI - National Association of Underwater Instructors.  One of the original recreational dive instruction agencies.

  • PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors.  Major player in recreational (and now technical) dive instruction.

  • SSI - Scuba Schools International.  This recreational agency has been on the rise lately.

  • DAN – I highly recommend joining DAN, which offers comprehensive worldwide coverage for diving related accidents, including decompression chamber coverage. Membership in Japan is only JPY 5,000 per year.

  • IANTD - International Association of Nitrox Divers.  A major player in technical training and rebreather training.

  • TDI/SDI  - Technical Diving International. Technical and recreational training.

  • ANDI - American Nitrox Divers, Inc. Technical dive training.

  • GUE - Global Underwater Explorers.  Technical training.

  • PSI/PCI - Professional Scuba Inspectors/Professional Cylinder Inspectors.  Just like the title says.

  • BSAC - British Sub Aqua Club, Training agency.

  • BSAC Japan - British Sub Aqua Club, Japan Center, Training agency.


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