Izu Oceanic Park Diving Center - I.O.P.

Izu Oceanic Park Diving Center - I.O.P.

Izu Oceanic Park Diving Center - I.O.P.
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Izu Oceanic Park Diving Center is a dive spot and also a training center. If you are thinking about diving in Japan you are in the right place. We have offer guide and courses in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. We also have one of the best diving infrastructure in Japan with Showers, HotSprings, Changing Room, Lunch Area, 50m pool and 3.5m depth pool for training. At the summer season the pool for the kids will be open and you can bring all your family to have fun and also in the summer season we offer opportunity for small kids from 8 years old to try scuba diving by doing the "Bubble Maker" program. If you are thinking to dive call or send us a e-mail. It will be a pleasure to welcome you here at I.O.P.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Stephen in Tokyo
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The park is a tropical setting with palm trees and blue pools. It's located directly on the Pacific Ocean and offers easy entry for scuba diving. The staff and fellow divers were all helpful and pleasant to speak with. A very cool experience is buying a laminated postcard then diving to a depth of about 19 meters and dropping it into the post box. It will actually get delivered!
It's a great place to get away from the bustle of Tokyo for a day or weekend trip.
It's not walking distance from the nearest train station, but taxis are available. A car would be the best option especially with dive gear.
Written 10 September 2022
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CrazyDutchAbroad
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
What a great facility and dive area. Staff is awesome, hot showers, hot baths, large facility with smart details for SCUBA divers. Good quality rental gear. Great place to relax and enjoy the ocean views. Wifi available.
Written 2 November 2018
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Thanks for coming to visit our site and the nice review! We hope we can have you here again for more dives! Have a nice life, great dives and we wish you a lot of blue water!
Written 5 November 2018
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Pedro M
Aguilas, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
My girlfriend and myself had a great day with Izu Oceanic Park, we did two dives with Otávio at Yokobama dive site as the I.O.P dive site was close due to the bad weather. Otávio picked us up from the train station, they had our equipment ready at our arrival, they offer us to order some food to have lunch between dives[oishii]. The dives with Otávio were amazing, he show us all the marine life and also we had some fun trying to make air rings under the water at the end of the dive.

We highly recommend it.

Arigatou gozaimasu
Written 27 October 2018
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Thanks for your nice review. We are always aiming to offer the best experience possible. We are glad to know that to have a nice diving day. Hope to see you again in our site! Arigatougozaimasu!!!
Written 5 November 2018
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Nadi C
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
I took a short day trip from Ito (a sleepy town a few hours away from Tokyo) to I.O.P to squeeze in some diving. Otavio (the dive guide) made arranging the trip completely painless, from the first enquiry email sent, to when I had to inform him I would be late, due to a missed train connection. I.O.P's facilities were very good, with clean toilets and showers (clean towels and toiletries provided too!) and plenty of water to hydrate yourself between dives. We did two shore dives, and I felt completely safe with him Otavio, with instructions and the safety briefing clearly communicated in excellent English. Otavio was very familiar with the area, and knew exactly where to look to (hopefully) find what you wanted to see. I would definitely recommend this place to those who do not usually associate Japan with good diving.
Written 11 August 2018
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Hey Nadi, Thanks for coming. We are always trying to make the best experience for the divers with fun and no pain!! haha Next time in Japan reach us up again, it will be a pleasure to guide you again. Thank you so much for the review.
Written 5 November 2018
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chloeheck
Fisherville, KY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
My boyfriend and I signed up for the try dive while we were on vacation in Izu, and it really made our trip! The diving instructor Otavio kindly picked us up from our hotel and took us to the dive center, and even drove us to the station afterwards to start our trip home. We went on a Monday, which I recommend as it was not busy on the coast at all and probably allowed us to see more sea life.

The training was thorough but quick enough that it didn't take away from our diving time, and Otavio was fun and knowledgeable. It was the first time I've ever done scuba diving, and I probably embarrassed myself but I was still able to fully enjoy diving and taking in all of the beautiful ocean floor!

The diving center provides everything you need for your try dive, and there are facilities to keep you comfortable and having fun both before and after your dive (vending machines, showers, hot bath, etc.). IOP really goes the extra mile to make your experience something you'll never forget and I'm so happy we chose to end our trip to Izu under the sea. I hope to make it back to IOP someday, just one dive inspired me to go diving again as soon as I get the chance. I just hope next time I see a shark!
Written 27 July 2018
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Hi Chloe, We are super glad that we was able to offer a very nice experience. This is just your first step inside the ocean. Become a diver to find more great stuff, even sharks!! We hope to see you soon. Thanks for your review.
Written 5 November 2018
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jstarks2000
Oceanside, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We had some great dives there with Octavio, a great guy who speaks excellent English and knows the best spots for diving. It was only one day, wish we had more time . We will definitely go there again next time we are in Atami Japan

Thanks Octavio
Jim and Catherine
San Diego California
Written 23 July 2018
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Hi Jim and Catherine, Thanks for coming. We also had a great time with you guys. Next time in Japan call us up! We are missing you here already!! ;) Have a nice life, great dives and lots of blue water!!
Written 5 November 2018
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pauchpock
Stuttgart, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The place is absolutely great, we were there on a sunny day and the ice cream vending machine was a life saver ! There is also a hot bath to put on / take out your swinsuit easily, and it's super super nice to soak in hot water after spending one hour under water. Otavio, the diving instructor was really friendly and thorough in his explanations, and super accomodable : he ordered us a lunch that we had all together on the picnic tables, after the training and before the dive. Also, he takes pictures during the dive (of us and the fishes), and it didn't take him more than 24 hours to send them to me, I really was impressed. We booked one fun dive and one try dive but in the end we didn't do all the dives of the fun dive as my friend didn't feel so good, and we just paid for what we actually did. Also, inside the water is just great ! Lots of fishes, a few beautiful murens .. It kinda felt like we fell inside the tank of an aquarium, the impression on ocean's immensity added ! I'm totally thinking about coming back to get my PADI so that I can dive deeper, I'm hooked on diving and the place is just great !
Written 26 June 2018
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Hi Pauline, Thank you for your review, we are glad to heard about you. We appreciate so much your company and we also hope to see you diving again!! Have a good life!!
Written 29 June 2018
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John J
Richmond, United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Otavio is an exceptional trainer and a great person to chat with during the down time. I booked a training with him for 5 days straight, and I feel like he did a fantastic job of training me to start my career in diving.

The staff there take excellent care of you - keeping you hydrated, making sure you are comfortable as possible - all while giving you a top notch education in diving. Otavio adapts to your education preferences. So in my case, he was willing to add a lot of details to satisfy my curiosity. Very knowledgable diver with over 5000 dives under his belt. I would dive with him any day.

If you want to take an open water course in Brazilian or English, it is worth a trip to Izu to do.
Written 26 May 2018
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Thanks for you review John, We are sure that your review will help to a lot of people to find us and book a great diving adventure! Congratulations for your Open Water Certification, Dry Suit Specialty and NITROX specialty! Remember, keep diving as much as you can but always safety first!! Best wishes and great dives!!
Written 28 May 2018
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Nordinemt
Brussels, Belgium3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
It was a good place to dive near Tokyo the staff were friendly. The scuba dives were good organised. I recommended this place to dive near Tokyo.

Nordine
Written 16 May 2018
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Hi Nordine, Thanks for gives us a review!! I´m sure that will be very helpful for those who seeks an great adventure in Izu Peninsula. I are glad to have you here diving with us and we hope to see you soon! Best Wishes!!
Written 28 May 2018
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TahitianMoon
East Greenwich, RI15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
When you are thinking of dive destinations Shizuoka, Japan may not be the first place that comes to mind, but think again. I had the privilege of diving Izu Oceanic Park Jogasaki Miharashi Garden just the 1st of May 2018. The visibility, underwater seascape, fish and coral life and most of all, my guide Otavio Munefica, were all a world class experience. He is a great communicator and helped me plan not only my dives but my travel getting to the park and back to the train station. Besides Otavio’s superb dive master skills, he has an intimate knowledge of the marine environment; he speaks 3 languages that I know of and genuinely loves and cares about what he does.

The facilities at Izu Ocean Park are also top notch. It is well stocked with quality gear, although I do recommend that you bring your own wet or dry suite if you are a western. The cut of Japanese suites are not what you may use to from a western feel. Other than that all the equipment is high quality, clean, update and well maintained. And, of course they provide Nitrox and computers. If you are doing multiple dives there is a very nice sized hot top to warm up in-between dives. After your dive they provide you with nice shower kit, shampoo, conditioner, soap and towels and foot wear!

If you are the only diver in your family, the park offers beautiful scenery above as well as below, ranging from gardens to a light house; to keep you’re the rest of your party occupied while you enjoy the park from below.
I simply cannot say enough great things about Otavio and my entire experience at Izu Oceanic Park. If you have the chance to go, please take it. You will not be disappointed.
Written 13 May 2018
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Thanks for your review Patrick, We are very happy to hear that you have been satisfied with our services. We always care about offering the best services to our costumers.We look forward to seeing you again and guide you to other sites available in our area. Best Regards and Awesome dives!!
Written 14 May 2018
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