Where to Buy Scuba Diving Gear in Tokyo: A Comprehensive Guide

Where to Buy Scuba Diving Gear in Tokyo: A Comprehensive Guide

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April 2, 2022
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Tokyo is a great city to find scuba diving gear. There are a number of stores where you can buy everything from regulators to wet suits. In this article, we will take a dive into a comprehensive guide of where to buy scuba diving gear in Tokyo. So whether you are looking for a new wetsuit or just need your dive regulator serviced, we have you covered!

AQROS

AQROS has two branches, one in Ikebukuro and the other in Shibuya. While the Shibuya shop has recently been renovated to target the snorkelling / camping and light water sports market, Ikebukuro is to home mainly to Scuba Diving gear.

AQROS provides a friendly atmosphere, where the staff are on standby to answer any questions, but you are free browse the shop on your own.

It is possible to get good deals here so keep an eye out for sales.

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Shop Details:

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11:00am-20:00pm

Phone number: 03-6712-7653

Website: aquos.jp/scubadiving/

Language: Japanese

What they carry: Aquos carries a wide range of gear from beginner to advanced. They also do regulator servicing.

Shopping Highlights at Aqros?

Wetsuits

As a budget concious shopper, AQROS provides their Hele i Waho house brand to provide gear for those on a budget. This is cheap brand that has men’s and women’s wetsuits for as low as ¥10,000. The price is tough to beat especially in comparison to Japan’s domestic manufacuters (WD, Mobby, etc). They’ve even come out with a new wetsuit, called the Classic, which has zippers that run up the length of the arms/legs making it incredibly  easier to put on and take off the wetsuit.

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BCD & Regulator

BCDs (Buoyancy Control Devices) can be very personal choices, to find a fit that best suits you and will come to define your experience underwater. Aqros has BCD & Regulator sets (online only) that are a great deal for those just getting into scuba diving, especially those on a budget. It is worth going to the shop to try them out for fit and function first.

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MIC 21

MIC 21 is the bigger chain of the two shops, with branches from Tokyo to Ishigakijima. While they also conduct diving tours, their main draw is having almost anything you need. Their main store is down in Yokohama, but their Ikebukuro-branch is our go to when looking for diving gear.

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Shop Details:

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00pm-20:00pm

Phone number: 03-5911-7540

Website: mic21.com

Language: Japanese

What they carry: MIC21 has many foreign brands available to customers at a reasonable price. For example this is the only place you can find Sharkskin clothes in Japan. They also do custom wetsuit fitting.

Shopping Highlights at MIC21?

Wide Selection

MIC21 has probably the widest selection of diving gear amongst any shop in Japan. In being the largest chain in town, if you are unable to find something at other shops, it will possibly be stocked here. If not in the shop, then they have a handy catalogue from which you can order.

The staff are very eager to help, so if you seem like you're in a position where you’re weighing the options between two items, their staff are knowledgeable and happy to engage in the decision making process.

Local Shops

If you’re diving in Tokyo, the best place to start is with the dive shop that you dive with locally. The instructors there will be most knowledgeable about the gear that you might need, and configuration that suits you.

Tokyo Divers

Tokyo Divers is striving to provide access to gear that we stand behind. While the selection of equipment as independent instructors will be less than what can be found in shops, we only select gear that we can vouch for. We are focused on recreational scuba divers, and freedivers.

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Ask us about the gear below

Xdeep

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Xdeep is our choice of gear for our BCD and Masks.

BCD = They have single tank, double tank and sidemount configurations

Mask = They have an incredible frameless mask

They have many more items so if you’re interested, please feel free to contact us

Suunto

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Suunto is our current choice for diving gear, especially for beginners who might be looking for something accessible. At the same time, we are more than happy to provide gear advice to find a computer that best fits your needs.

Leaderfins

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Leaderfins provides great masks and freediving fins so contact us and we can get fins that suit you in both design and size.

Anything that we are unable to provide, we are happy to give advice on what suits you, what to get first and where to get what we advise so please feel free to shoot us a message.

Pinnacle Diving Company

Pinnacle Diving Company (POC) is a locally based independent operation that has access to an exhaustive list of equipment. Pinnacle Diving Company focuses on growing the best divers on the planet, while meeting educational and industry needs, and diving the world over.

Check out his website at

POC offers everything spanning the full range of equipment, from recreational diving to military issued equipment, as well as commercial equipment. Including standard tools, specially made tools, compressors, etc. Items listed on the website are available to all recreational divers. A list of specialty, military, and commercial equipment is available by request.

Marine Diving Fair

Every year in Tokyo, the Marine Diving Web hosts the Marine Diving Fair.

This is a big convention for all things diving in Japan. Dive shops from our back yard of Izu come to highlight their dive sites. In addition to that, the fair hosts overseas tourism agencies that come to promote diving in Palau and Phillippines for example. This is a big event that is held generally around the first weekend of April. This year it is April 1-3.

https://marinedivingfair.com/
Event Details

Ikebukuro Sunshine City Convention Center Hall C - D

The reason that we are highlighting the Marine Diving Fair is because it is a space for companies to promote their new products and highlight their best sellers.

It is worth checking out the new gear of the season before the summer rolls around.

Ikebukuro Station

You will notice that Ikebukuro-station is the unofficial hub of scuba diving shops here in Tokyo. Home to the Marine Diving fair at the Sunshine City convention center, Aqros, and MIC21 within walking distance from each other. The station is the one stop shop perfect for a shopping spree before the start of the season.

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