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Ocean Navi signage during Tsugaru Channel and Sado Island crossings in Japan
Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi
Ocean Navi team with Hiroko Kasahara, Noriko Kimura, Kumiko Koizumi, Maki Sakamoto, Daisuke Tanaka, Mayumi Doi, Rei Yamazaki, Motoko Honma, and Masayuki Moriya after completing a 13 hour 40 minute 40 km crossing of the Sado Channel on 7 June 2016

Ocean Navi (オーシャンナビ in Japanese) is an open water swimming event management company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan directed by Masayuki Moriya. It offers swimming holiday tours and channel swimming opportunities.

Ocean-navi offers instruction and inspiration for triathletes and open water swimming as well as promotes and organizes open water swims, clinics, pool workouts, open water swimming training sessions, and tours throughout Japan, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Ocean Navi also arranges for solo and relay crossings of the Tsugaru Channel, one of the Oceans Seven channels. Under the direction of Masayuki Moriya, Ocean-navi provides local logistics services for the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association.

WOWSA Awards

Ocean-navi was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year award.

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Masayuki Moriya

Coach Masayuki Moriya coached Team Ocean-navi to a world wetsuit relay record across the Tsugaru Channel on 11 July 2013 in 6 hours 44 minutes.

海で泳いでみませんか

マリンスポーツ、釣り、海水浴、クルージング等々、海での楽しみ方は無限にあります。 そんな中でもオーシャンナビが提供していきたいのは、「オールラウンド海泳ぎ」 夏海から川、沢、そして冬海、海外のリゾートビーチへ…と。一年中、国内・海外の海を堪能します。 明るく・元気に・さわやかに、楽しみいっぱいの海を、ぜひぜひ多くの人が自由自在に泳いで楽しんでいただければなあと思います。 もちろん海で泳ぐことを中心に、イルカと泳ぐドルフィンスイムやシュノーケリングなど、たくさんのイベントも満載です。

Channel Swim Japan Videos


Ryan Utsumi crossing the Tsugaru Channel courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association on 20 June 2018.

Cameron Bellamy completing the Oceans Seven challenge with an 11 hour 7 minute crossing of the Tsugaru Channel on 20 June 2018.

Nora Toledano and Mariel Hawley completing a record-setting tandem swim across the Tsugaru Channel from Honshu to Hokkaido in 6 hours 20 minutes on 2 July 2018.

Sado Island to Honshu


Ocean Navi team of Kumiko Koizumi, Masamichi Taniuchi, Tamotsu Yoshida, Noriko Kawasaki, Minori Tanaka, Takaomi Modegi, Yukie Makino, Terumi Nakayama and Satoko Murata completed a relay crossing of the Sado Channel from Sado Island to the Japanese mainland of Honshu in 13 hours 7 minutes 4 seconds on 13 June 2018.

Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association


Video of Brad McVetta crossing the Tsugaru Channel courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association


Video of Chris Kraus, Rick Gaenzle and Brian Ross relay crossing of the Tsugaru Channel courtesy of Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi and the Tsugaru Channel Swimming Association

Ocean Navi In Izu Peninsula


Led by Masayuki Moriya of Ocean Navi

Yakabi Island Swim Picnic

The Yakabi Island Swim Picnic (屋嘉比島スイムピクニック in Japanese) is an swim excursion and swimming holiday organized by Masayuki Moriya of Ocean-navi in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture that includes a 6.6 km circumnavigation swim of the uninhabited island of Yakabijima (屋嘉比島) that sits in the Kerama Island chain.

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