Water at 31C

Weather:Sunny
Ground Temperature:33℃
Water Temperature:30-31℃
Wind Direction:South (2-4m/s)
Swell: 1m

 

☆ Potato Reef, Taketomi (18m)
☆ Osaki Purple Queen Reef, Ishigaki (16m)
☆ Manta Scramble, Ishigaki (20m)

 

No swell, no chop, and sunny! It is great for us, but a big concerning for the marine life – water temperature around the surface was 31C, and too high for the corals… Bleaching for two years in a row is not great. We need some typhoon to stir up some cold water.

 

The blue ones – Dory – are famous after the Disney movie. They share the coral house with other small fish 🙂

 

Juvenile Triggerfish. Titan triggerfish can be pretty aggressive, but this one is Green triggerfish.

 

Juvenile Midnight snapper.

 

And Longfin snake-eel.

 

Whitecap goby is very shy, and a close up like this one is very difficult.

 

For the afternoon dive we went to Manta Scramble. There was one manta right below our boat, right after our entry!

 

Where shall we go tomorrow?

 

 

Prime Scuba Ishigaki
345-9, Maezato, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0002 Japan
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