Diving around north of Ishigaki

Ground Temperature:32℃
Water Temperature:30℃
Wind Direction:Southwest (8m/s)
Swell: 2.5m

☆ Manta City, Ishigaki (15m)
☆ Yonehara W Reef, Ishigaki (18m)
☆ Arakawa Rock Lake, Ishigaki (12m)


Southwest wind was strong today, and our dive cruise was a bit rough while moving from a dive point to another. Glad no one had sea sick!


We had three dives around north side of Ishigaki, starting from Manta City. Unfortunately there was no manta today, and we had to move on. Our choice was to move further northeast, to Yonehara and Arakawa area. Corals around Yonehara suffered severe damage due to outbreak of Crown of thorn starfish some 10yrs ago, but is now recovering and you will find wide area of the reef covered with Hood coral.


Yonehara is mostly shallow, and you can see vivid color of underwater sea life.


Some of the reefs are covered with Peach fairy basslet…


You can enjoy swimming through some tunnels 🙂


The last dive of the day was Arakawa Rock Lake. Visibility was not great, but there were full of sea life on the sand.


Titan triggerfish has naughty face even from juveniles 🙂


The best shot of the day by our guest – Valentinni’s sharpnose puffer. It was less than a inch. Cute!


We will have many programs on the boat tomorrow. Let’s enjoy diving!



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