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Marine masters
Shimoda Kayak Center
1579-2 Suzaki Shimoda City

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Sea kayak guide / instructor


Satoru Ozawa
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I am from Hyogo prefecture. (get easily excited, burst into Kansai dialect whenever I meet people from Kansai) I played around the sea in Okinawa in my school days, while I used to spend winter time at Happone as a ski instructor. Years passed, and I have been in Shimoda for 17 years, after being an office worker in Tokyo. From Spring to Autumn, I will be "Amachan" or a diver and a sea kayak guide and a snorkeling instructor. I suddenly disappear to one of the islands when I am free.

Owns a qualification of the specific first grade small vessel license and diving license.


Although the way of thinking for kayaking varies from person to person, I hope everyone gets familiar with kayak to enjoy the sea. I do not think of difficult things, except understanding the fear of the sea. Enjoying the view above the sea, sometimes I cross over to the islands. Then I put my kayak aside and start snorkeling. I have received in my courses, guests from 3 to 78 years of age. Anyone can enjoy the sea. Personally, I am interested in crossing to the islands and play on the shore.

My recommendations

The most favorite spot in the ocean of Shimoda and what makes the spot so special
Tsumekizaki Kaigan and Kujuppama Beach. Although you can catch nice view of the ocean from land , as a kayak guide, I want you to enjoy the scenery from the sea. Watch the changing colors of the sea, time to time. The columnar joints is also worth to see. As I am "Amachan" or diver, can guide you in the sea.
Great dating spots in Shimoda (with bittersweet memories of local guides)
Tsumekizaki Kaigan and Kujippama Beach. Just two of you, if not happen to meet a turtle on the way. Just two of you when you arrive on the beach. Just two of you when you go under the water snorkeling, and are surrounded by preeminent beauty of the scenery. Unfortunately, I will bother you as the guide. But I take pictures of two of you at sea all day. I think pictures will be wonderful memories because only two of you are shown in the pictures.
Fun memories!
With beautiful ocean,
I Offer you.

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