Close encounter

Weather:Sunny sometimes cloudy
Ground Temperature:32℃
Water Temperature:28℃
Wind Direction:South southeast→South southwest (1m/s)
Swell: 1.5m


☆ Slender Sweeper Reef, Taketomi (25m)
☆ Nobaru Arch, Iriomote (25m)
☆ Yonara Channel, Kohama/Iriomote (18m)


Today we had super flat and super clear water 🙂 We could even see some corals 5m below up from the boat. We only had seven fun divers on the boat, and enjoyed variety of dives around Taketomi and Iriomote area.


Slender Sweeper Reef was covered with Luminous cardinalfish…

And the arches of Nobaru area was filled with Fragile cardinalfish. As you swim into the arch, they will slowly move away…


It was great condition for a drift dive at Yonara Channel today. As we dropped to the bottom, there were two mantas swimming agains the current. The came rather too close, and we could only take a shot of their tummy!


Also two Spotted eagle ray passed by us!


The water temperature stayed a bit too high… Hope the typhoon will stir up some cold water from the bottom.



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