Japan is a dream for travellers from around the world who want to discover our beautiful culture, delicious food and exciting shopping. Surprising to many, however, is that Japan also has great diving from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south. Less well known – but equally fascinating – is Hachijo Island, an overnight sail south of Tokyo.
In 1785, English poet William Cowper penned the phrase “Variety’s the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.” Spices, quite literally, put many Indonesian islands on the map when European spice traders reached them in the 16th century. Now, savvy scuba divers are the modern day explorers who know there’s no better spice than the variety of marine life and adventures found along Indonesia’s Forgotten Islands.