We are Diving School Umicoza! Having first opened our doors in 1985, we know all there is to know about Ishigaki's serene underwater world! Our family-run dive school, staffed by our energetic, experienced diving instructors, operates dive and snorkeling trips every day of the year. We are blessed to have such wonderful, thriving coral reefs to visit every day, where there are plenty of colourful fish and critters to be seen! What's more, we are lucky enough to have the famous Manta Point right on our doorstep. Every day, we dive with the local majestic manta rays, who put on a lively show for our divers and snorkelers!
Not only do we cater for fun divers and snorkelers, our enthusiastic instructors teach PADI dive courses, in addition to introduction diving and discover scuba diving courses for non-certified divers. Even if you have never been diving before, or if you are not certified, our fantastic instructors can take you on a memorable introductory diving trip to see why so many divers fall in love with Ishigaki's emerald ocean and the wonders it beholds!
At Umicoza, you can also experience Japan's world reknowned hospitality while having a delicious home-cooked lunch after your boat trip in our beautiful garden, overlooking the crystal blue ocean. Even if you are vegetarian, or have special dietary requirements, we can always accommodate you.
Finally, we pride ourselves on operating under the utmost highest safety standards and protocols. As diving becomes an increasingly popular activity, we believe that both safety and customer service must adapt to meet the needs of its ever-growing demand. With Umicoza, you are in safe hands, and we will take care of you all the way, all while delivering the absolute highest quality customer service to ensure you have the most amazing experience with us. We look forward to showing you our magnificent underwater world!