Thunder rumbling!

April 11, 2018


Weather:Cloudy sometimes rainy
Ground Temperature:26℃
Water Temperature:23℃
Wind Direction:South southeast (4m/s)
Swell: 1.5m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Nagura Bay Coral Garden, Ishigaki (12m)
☆ Manta City, Ishigaki (18m)
☆ Manta City, Ishigaki (18m)



It was Nagura and Manta day 🙂

Lots of small fish around Nagura Bay Coral Garden. This dive point is shallow coral reef, and great for warm up dive and searching for lots of macro stuff.


Raymunida olivarae is one of my favorite shrimp – it looks like one of the cartoon character in Japan. But this guy is very shy, and hides away quickly 🙂


Honeymoon couple from Sweden. Congratulations!!!


We had rain and thunder rumbling on our way to Manta City today, and there were lots of thunderbolt ahead of us. It was soo loud, and everyone escaped into the cabin!


Once the thunder rumbling was gone, the sea was totally flat 🙂


We waited, and waited, and waited … but there was no manta 🙁

Water temperature was 23C, and we were getting cold as we didn’t move much.


Our guests from France have never seen mantas, and strongly requested for another try, so we went back to Manta City for our third dive.


This time, there were three mantas at the same time!


And they all came very close, swimming over us. But when came right above us…. What did you eat??


The weather is a bit unstable now, and it is expected to be cloudy tomorrow.



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