Last minute Manta

June 19, 2019


Ground Temperature:32℃
Water Temperature:27℃
Wind Direction:South-southwest(7m/s)
Swell: 2m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Osaki Purple Queen Reef, Ishigaki(18m)
☆ Manta City, Ishigaki(23m)
☆ Manta Scramble, Ishigaki(23m)






It was sunny day today☀︎ with a nice wind so it wasn’t too hot. Perfect day for diving!

When diving around Ishigaki there is alway small and cute critters like this Banded Boxer cleaner shrimp and Anemone Crab.

Sometimes we find camouflaged fish like Bearded Scorpionfish or Stone fish.

Our second dive today was at Manta City but there ware no Mantas around so we found the time to take nice pictures with the resident Green sea Turtle that was resting on a bed of soft coral.

People think that Manta City and Manta Scramble are only good for Mantas but actually there is a full world on swim-throughs, arches, canyons and tunnels under there. Today we took our customers to explore this world a bit.


As all our customers wanted to see Mantas but we couldn’t find any on the second dive we went for Manta Scramble for the 3rd dive.

On the last possible minute, after all groups have already finished their Safety stops and was about to go back, This lovely lady decided to finally show up!

Thats what we call a “Dramatic entrance!!!”.


As the sea is getting warmer (27-28C) and the Marine life is abundant its the best time to think about visit or revisit Ishigaki !!!



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