Deep dives in Iriomote

August 26, 2019


Ground Temperature:31℃
Water Temperature:28℃
Wind Direction:South-southeast(5→3m/s)
Swell: 2m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Yonara Channel, Kohama(25m)
☆ Nobaruzone, Iriomote (30m)
☆ Nobaru Drop, Iriomote (25m)




It was a beautiful sunny day!
As we had just 3 experienced divers on the boat and the sea condition and timing of the tide were good,  we went for deep and drift dives in the morning at Iriomote area.
Yonara channel for 1st dive, we always get excited to dive at this point since we rarely get to do drift dive in Ishigaki and it’s Manta point 🙂

Manta was hovering on one of the reefs!

You have a chance to take photos from lower angle like this here.

And so close!

Another drift dive for 2nd dive. We hadn’t dived here for long time! It’s difficult dive site with current and deep bottom but there is a chance to see school of bigeye jack or barracuda!

And big fat dog-tooth tuna!

There was a big school of Sleek unicornfish in the midwater.

Everyone was relaxed on lunch break 🙂

We enjoyed beautiful shallow coral reef dive in the afternoon.

Sunlight from above in Arch (Cavern) .

The weather will be good for next few days.




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