Welcome to Ishigaki!

Weather : Sunny
Ground Temp : 31℃
Water Temp : 28℃
Wind : South (5m/s)
Swells : 1m

 

Dive Points (Visibility)
☆ Slender Sweeper Reef, Taketomi (15m)
☆ Nakamoto Cave, Kuroshima (20m)
☆ Manta Point, Panari (18m)

 

Almost all the guests today were from Hong Kong – welcome to Ishigaki everyone!

 

Our dives today were around Taketomi, Kuroshima and Panari islands.

We come to many of the dive points on regular basis, and this Taketomi white sand point has been one of our favorite, as there is this school of baby anemonefish. BUT… its number has dramatically decreased from over 30 to only around 7 today…. 🙁

Where did they go???

 

And the good news today is that there were three ribbon eels around the area 🙂 Are they going to stay around?

 

Brown-banded pipefish – I like its cute eyes ♪

 

Although visibility was not perfect, the sun light coming through Nakamoto cave was breathtaking!

 

Blue-striped cave goby can be found in most of the caves around here. Use your torch, and take a close look at its color!

 

This whitetip reef shark is always here, and we know him since it was a tiny juvenile 🙂

 

Reef edge of Kuroshima is one of the most popular dive area for our guests 🙂

 

Unfortunately, there was no manta at Panari manta point again 🙁
So we checked out some macro sea life instead 🙂

 

And we had a new Open Water Diver today! Congratulations!

 

Hope to see you all again in Ishigaki!

 

Prime Scuba Ishigaki
Maezato 345-9, Ishigaki, Okinawa 907-0002 Japan
www.primescuba-isg.com