Unwelcome Maria

July 8, 2018


Ground Temperature:31℃
Water Temperature:28℃
Wind Direction:South southeast (5m/s)
Swell: 2m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Yonara Channel, Kohama/Iriomote (20m)
☆ Nobaru Drop Off, Iriomote (16m)
☆ Slender Sweeper Reef, Taketomi (12m)



We welcome guests from all over the world, and Maria is a common name for many countries. But the one coming in the next couple of days  is a very rare unwelcome one – typhoon Maria!

Before the condition gets rough, we went out for a great dive cruise 🙂


The first dive was at Yonara Channel, located in between Kohama and Iriomote islands. It is one of the very few drift diving point with some big fish, but there was nothing today… Well, it is nature, and this happens sometimes.


It is summer, and you will find tons of Luminous cardinalfish in arches. It is gorgeous.


And you can enjoy spot light 🙂


Slow and relaxing dive at white sand area for the third dive.


It was the last day of diving for most of our guests. Please have a safe flight back!




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