Being a diver, I've dived in oceans all over, but Ogasawara's waters are my favorite, and 40 years ago I moved here to make it my home.
Despite decades of diving in these waters, I still constantly make new discoveries, just like I did when I first arrived. For me, that's the ultimate charm of Ogasawara's waters.
That and the fact that despite Ogasawara Islands being located in the warmer southern waters, we can see different nature and living creatures from season to season. This enjoyment just adds to Ogasawara’s charm.
Living amidst the rich natural environment of these islands on a day-to-day basis, I can sense for myself that nature is breathing. This makes me want to experience the life force of nature to a greater degree.
If we can protect these bountiful waters to prevent them from changing, I’m sure our grandchildren will also fall in love with the ocean.