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Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History

26 July 2014

4Yonaguni Monument

The Yonaguni Monument is a gigantic underwater rock formation, located in Japan, off the coast of Yonaguni.

Also known as the ‘Yonaguni Submarine Ruins’, the monument was discovered in 1987 by a director of the Yonaguni-Cho Tourism Association, Kihachiro Aratake. And by accident, we might add.

While looking for a place to observe the sharks, the scuba diver noticed several architectonic structures.
And shortly after, a group of scientist directed by Masaaki Kimura of the University of the Ryukyus began investigations.

This relic consists of sandstones and mudstones of the Lower Miocene Yaeyama Group: a stone column measuring 7 meters in height, a straight 10-meter long wall, a low star-shaped platform, an L-shaped rock, a 5-meter-wide ledge and an isolated boulder resting on a low platform.

Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History 4. Yonaguni Monument
Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History 4. Yonaguni Monument
Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History 4. Yonaguni Monument
Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History 4. Yonaguni Monument
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