Dive in the water together with an Ama free-diving woman and witness how she harvests shellfish or seaweed from the rocky bottom. As an option, you will take a rest at an Ama Hut restaurant and hear her real stories while enjoying a fresh seafood BBQ lunch. Dive head first into a unique cultural tradition that has a 3000 year history!
Ama divers are powerful and heartwarming women. The number of Ama divers have been decreasing. The situation is same as in Mie and there are about 800 Ama divers in Mie as of 2014. That number is the most largest in Japan. She will guide you the world under the sea.
Watch our short movie.
Witness how an Ama diver catches shellfish and picks seaweed by hand underwater without a diving tank.
Take a boat to the location to dive.
Taste shellfish at the finest prepared by real Ama divers.
Listen to tales of the sea handed down through generations of Ama divers.
Take a look at Ama Diver's life in Ise-shima from the trailer of film "Ama-San" by Cláudia Varejão
JPY 36,000 / person (excl. tax)
(Minimum number of participants is 2 persons.)
|What is included||
From May to the middle of September, basically, every Tuesday and Saturday.
From the middle of September to the end of October, any day of the week.
* For availability, please contact us.
|Number of Participants||
At least two staff including 1 English-speaking staff
IST Co., Ltd
Travel Agency License Number No. 3-363 approved by the Governor of Mie Prefectural Government.
Certified Travel Services Manager : Kazuhiko Yasu
09:30AM Meeting at Wagu Gyoko(Port) * (It might be changed into Kashikojima port.)
Briefing of the tour and then change into wet suits at the real Ama Hut.
10:00AM Transfer by a boat to the diving site and Ama Diving Experience (1h)
Enjoy fresh local seafood BBQ served by the Ama and listen tales of the sea.
13:00 End of the tour
Wagu Gyoko (port)
Wagu Gyoko, Wagu, Shima-city, Mie, Japan
Map Code: 338 006 114*30
Google Map info (latitude/longitude) : 34°15'16.6"N 136°48'14.1"E (34.254617, 136.803917)