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New Book by Tim Rock and Noriyuki Otani: 50 Best Dives in Japan
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, March 18, 2019 @ 04:30 AM (EST)

Tim Rock and Noriyuki Otani have announced the fourth book in the series, The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Sites: The 50 Best Dives in Japan. The book joins guides to Indonesia, Micronesia and the Philippines.

With more than 235 images and maps, the 216-page book features site and regional descriptions as well as practical information on Japan’s best dives, from the tip of the country’s northernmost island of Hokkaido to the westernmost island of Yonaguni.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon (print/e-book), iTunes (e-book) and Blurb (print/e-book).


New 50 Best Dives in Japan Book Released by Tim Rock

Tim Rock and Noriyuki Otani are happy to announce the new book: The 50 Best Dives in Japan. Probably the most varied and possibly the very best scuba diving in the world is found in the waters of Japan. This is the first ever comprehensive look at Japan’s amazing seas from north to south and east to west.

This amazing eco-system from north to south goes from dives bordering on Arctic to most surely tropical. This book picks 50 of the most amazing and diverse dive and snorkeling sites in this vast country from the tip of Hokkaido to southernmost Yonaguni: the best of the best. It covers all the major diving areas and beautiful islands and coasts (and even a mountain and ice dive), identifying the key spots in each place and giving you dive after dive and some great snorkeling to add to your scuba bucket list. Here you will read about little-known outlying islands, shark-filled sites an hour from the big city and tropical beaches with snow-white sand, whale-filled waters and sea turtles galore.

Authors Tim Rock and Noriyuki Otani are internationally published authors with decades of dive experience in Japan and worldwide. Other Japan-based photographers and contributors joined the main authors for a book on Japan’s seas that is like no other. The 216-page book has over 235 images and maps, site and regional descriptions, practical information and much more.

The book is now available via Amazon stores in paperback and e-book versions; as an e-book on iTunes stores worldwide; as well as Tim’s own Blurb bookstore (print and e-book).

About the Authors:

Lonely Planet author and photojournalist Tim Rock pioneered diving and snorkeling guides for the islands of Micronesia and Indonesia and this is the first overall book ever produced regarding Japan’s amazing diving. His books have helped open up islands worldwide to divers and have served to spread their fame throughout the diving community. As a frequent visitor to Japan over several decades, Tim is also a frequent contributor to Outdoor Japan Magazine, Far East Travel Plan, Marine Diving and many others. See this book and others on Amazon at Tim’s author page.

Noriyuki Otani lives in the south of Japan and is an avid diver, photographer and travelling diver. From his home in from Owase, Mie, Japan, he has developed a real knack for macro subjects and knows Japan’s east coast well. Otani-san travels frequently to other Japan dive sites and also to Micronesia and the Philippines. He is a knowledgeable observer of marine life. He uses Nikon, Sea&Sea and Ikelite equipment and flies DJI drones as well, and his work can be found on his blog.



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