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Diving experience with a local Ama diver in Wagu area

2017.07.19

Introduction

Dive in water together with an Ama free-diving woman and witness how she catches shellfish or seaweeds from the rocky bottom. After diving, you will take a rest at Ama Hut and hear her real stories with fresh seafood BBQ lunch! You will touch the very unique cultural tradition of 3000 years history!

What is Ama diver?
Ama is "海女" in Japanese and "海" is ocean and "女" is woman, so Ama diver is women of the ocean, and Ama diver mainly dive into the sea and take seaweed and sea shells.
The history of Ama diver is from 750 AD and its tradition is still existing in Japan.

Highlights

- Watch how an Ama diver catch shellfish or seaweed in the water by hands without any diving tank.
- Listen tales of the sea handed down through the generations from older to younger Ama.
- Taste the very fresh shellfish served by the real Ama.

Price per person
21,360 yen

Meeting point
Name: Pearl Gourmet inn Takesho
Address: 3100-1, Wagu, Shima-cho, Shima-shi, Mie
In Japanese: 三重県志摩市志摩町和具3100−1
How to access:
There is a boat from Kashikojima port near Kashikojima station departing at 8:10AM and arriving at 8:35AM to Wagu-ura-kou. Once you arrive at Wagu-ura-kou port, there will be a transportation to the meeting point

Tour Detail

Tour Style

There may be other participants.
Saturday and Sunday is not opened.

Group Size

Min. 2 persons
Max. Depends on the day. Please inquire us.
Min. age: 13 years

Duration

6.5 hours

Destination

Tour Itinerary

8:50AM Pearl Gourmet inn Takesho
Briefing of the tour in the lobby and changing into diving suits.
9:45AM Meeting with Ama at Ama Hut
10:30AM Ama Diving Experience (1h)
11:45AM Shower at Takesho
12:45PM Lunch at Ama Hut
Enjoy fresh local seafood BBQ served by the Ama and listen tales of the sea.
2:00PM End of the tour

What's Included

Lunch
English-speaking guide

What's not Included

hotel pickup and drop-off

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent via Paypal.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Paypal. Currently no other payment method is accepted.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions. In case the tour will not be provided due to weather or in the event that bookings do not reach the minimum number of participants, any deposit that has been made by the client if applicable will be refunded.

Cancellation policy
3-6 days prior to the tour date receive 50 % refund of payment
2 or less days prior to the tour date receive no refund

The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
In case the tour will not be provided due to weather or in the event that bookings do not reach the minimum number of participants, any deposit that has been made by the client if applicable will be refunded.