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Sofu-Iwa (Sofugan)


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Sofu-Iwa at southern most on the map

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29°48'N, 140°21'E

A rock thrusting 325 feet above water from sea floor over 3280 feet deep in the middle of nowhere in Pacific Ocean, between Ogasawara Islands and Hachijo Island. It's hard to reach spot for diving with abundance of fishes and a spot Japanese divers long for.

Video

Sofuiwa Diving 1998

by Iwashidivers (YouTube channel),
Iwashi Divers
(Dive service web site)

Watching this video, I wish again that our Sofuiwa diving tour were not cancelled due to lack of participants twenty some years ago!

Photos

Sofuiwa, Sofugan

at http://tonesan.fc2web.com/tokyo-island.htm

Mystery of Sofuiwa

at http://snowy-owl.tea-nifty.com/crescent/

In Japanese, scroll down for photos

Sofuiwa, Sofugan

by Shot at Cruise Maniac

 

Sofu-gan (Scroll down to see 13 photos in Flash movie)

at National Institute for Sea Training

In Japanese, scroll down for photos

Sofu-gan - Apostrophe Mark on the horizon

by Ken Kaiko (writer)

Underwater Topography

Underwater Topography from Sofugan

at Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department Japan Coast Guard

of Japan Coast Guard

Submersible study around Sofugan Tectonic Line,Izu-Bonin Arc

(Scroll down for English)

at JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

 

Last updated May 26, 2011. 
Posted July 6, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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