|Izu East Coast
I.O.P (Izu Oceanic Park)
Izu west coast
|Izu peninsula is on the Philippine plate and moving toward the Sea of Japan thrusting itself through Honshu Island. The movement created beautiful mountainous scenery (with numerous hot springs) and interesting ocean floor along the coastline.
It is popular weekend destination for divers around Tokyo/Yokohama area. Many divers join dive shop tours for one day or overnight weekend diving.
There are many diving spots along the coast. It is 70 miles plus and 3 hours plus drive from Tokyo, depending on how far you go into the peninsula and the traffic.
Izu Oceanic Park(I.O.P) on the east coast and Ose-zaki (Cape Ose)on the west coast are two most popular sites among them.
A word of caution:
Often times, you have to wait in line for entry if you go to particularly popular sites closer to Tokyo area on holiday weekends. So if you are crowd phobia, choose right time to be there.