Yaeyama island tour

January 19, 2021


Ground Temperature:20℃
Water Temperature:21-22℃
Wind Direction:Northeast (5→7m/s)
Swell: 2.5m


Diving point (visibility)


☆ Potato Reef, Taketomi (20m)
☆ Manta Point, Panari (25m)
☆ V-Gorge, Kuroshima (25m)



Although it did not rain, there was heavy cloud hanging in the sky.

But the wind was not too strong, so we took off for a tour around three islands of Yaeyama 🙂

View of Kuroshima – quite a contrast in a day!


But it was as beautiful as always under the water!

We found this huge Black spotted moray.

It was never shy, and we could get very close.


How many spots do you have… one, two, three…


There were tons of Blue striped snappers over the big coral of Potato Reef.


Approaching very slowly…


Lots of small cuties, too!


And we also managed to dive at Panari Manta Point!


Although there was only one Manta today, it stayed with us for a long time 🙂


Thank you Yoshino-san, for joining us for four days!

Maybe we will see you again in spring?




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

Enjoy “prime” quality diving!